Taxes FAQs

  1. Is the marginal tax rate a progressive tax?

  2. What's the difference between the marginal tax rate system and a flat tax?

  3. What is the highest marginal tax rate in the United States?

  4. Are marginal tax rate schemes more fair than flat taxes?

  5. How do deferred tax assets help in meeting retirement goals?

  6. What are the best ways to pay less income tax?

  7. How much tax does Warren Buffett think billionaires should pay?

  8. What is the difference in tax liability between gross income and other kinds of income?

  9. Can you calculate the marginal tax rate in Excel?

  10. Who does Warren Buffett plan to bequeath his estate to?

  11. What's the largest charitable donation Warren Buffett ever made?

  12. Why is it that under some circumstances, capital expenditure cannot be tax-deducted ...

  13. What are the best and worst states to pay taxes in?

  14. What country spends the most on education?

  15. How are yields taxed on a certificate of deposit (CD)?

  16. What are the most common deferred tax assets used by individuals?

  17. Should I use a deferred tax asset for all of my retirement funds?

  18. What types of regulations are in place regarding fringe benefits?

  19. How is a deferred tax asset taxed?

  20. What deductions, credits and exemptions depend on gross income calculations?

  21. Is there any way to opt out of paying Social Security?

  22. How are taxes treated in the consumer price index (CPI)?

  23. What assets are taxable and what assets are not taxable?

  24. What is the best method of calculating depreciation for tax reporting purposes?

  25. Who is exempt from paying Social Security taxes?

  26. Can you write variable costs off your taxes?

  27. What are the tax incentives or disincentives to vertical integration?

  28. Are arm's length transactions always better than transactions not at arm's length?

  29. What are the best ways to lower my taxable income?

  30. Are taxes calculated in operating cash flow?

  31. How are an employee's fringe benefits taxed?

  32. What is Value-Added Tax (VAT) and who pays it?

  33. What is the difference between gross income and earned income?

  34. What are the differences among gross income, adjusted gross income and modified adjusted ...

  35. What is the difference between gross income and taxable income?

  36. Can trust funds be activated before the grantor intended?

  37. If I reinvest my dividends, are they still taxable?

  38. What are the potential pitfalls of owning REITs?

  39. What types of revenue are taxable?

  40. Are dividends the best way to make money for retirement?

  41. How are trust fund earnings taxed?

  42. What is the difference between dividends and capital gains?

  43. What's the difference between cost of goods sold (COGS) and cost of sales?

  44. Why should I keep records on my tax-exempt bond transactions?

  45. What are examples of cost of goods sold (COGS) for businesses that sell through eBay ...

  46. What are some examples of industries that cannot claim cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  47. How are savings bonds taxed?

  48. What's the difference between a financial advisor and a financial planner?

  49. Are credit card rewards considered taxable income by the IRS?

  50. What are the Social Security tax caps?

  51. How much will it cost to hire an accountant to do my taxes?

  52. How much of my income goes to Social Security taxes?

  53. Is the interest on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) tax deductible?

  54. Are debt-consolidation loans tax deductible?

  55. Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

  56. What credit card fees are tax deductible?

  57. Is the interest on my student loan tax deductible on my federal income taxes?

  58. How are Pay As You Go pension plan benefits taxed?

  59. Are Social Security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

  60. Are fringe benefits deductible for the employer?

  61. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

  62. Are Roth IRAs tax deductible?

  63. How are Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs taxed?

  64. How are preferred stock dividends taxed?

  65. How are Social Security benefits affected by your income?

  66. What is the tax rate of a Roth IRA if I withdraw it for the purchase of a house?

  67. How is a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) taxed?

  68. How do I report Simple IRA contributions on a W2?

  69. How does taxation on life insurance for a qualified retirement plan work?

  70. How are effective tax rates calculated from income statements?

  71. How is a Roth 401(k) taxed?

  72. Can I withdraw money from my Roth IRA?

  73. Can I own Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) on my Roth IRA?

  74. Is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA tax deductible?

  75. Are Social Security benefits taxable?

  76. What are the main reasons not to get a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

  77. Is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) taxable in the U.S.?

  78. What are the contribution limits of a 401(k) vs. a Roth 401(k)?

  79. How are real estate taxes calculated?

  80. Are stock dividends and stock splits taxed?

  81. When are businesses required to use accrual accounting?

  82. What economic indicators do oil and gas investors need to watch?

  83. What's the difference between a 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

  84. What is the penalty for taking money out of my 401(k) before I'm 59 years old?

  85. Will I have to pay taxes on my 401(k) plan if I quit my job?

  86. Can real estate be depreciated?

  87. How can I make sure I get all my eligible deductions?

  88. What aids will help me file my own tax return?

  89. Are there special benefits for U.S. armed forces personnel?

  90. Earnings within a Roth IRA are tax free, so are these earnings included in the modified ...

  91. Can I donate stock to charity?

  92. Can high-income earners deduct yearly defined-benefit plan contributions of over ...

  93. How do I find out what my tax bracket is?

  94. What's the difference between a tax rate and a tax bracket?

  95. What’s the difference between IRS Forms 1040 and 1040EZ?

  96. Can I use IRS Form 1040EZ to file my tax return?

  97. When do I need to fill out an IRS Schedule H form?

  98. When do I need to file an IRS Schedule F form?

  99. What is IRS Form W-2 used for?

  100. What are the advantages of paying your taxes with the Electronic Federal Tax Payment ...

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