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  1. Clinton Wants 65% Top Estate Tax Rate, Trump Wants Repeal

    September 23, 2016
    As Clinton adopts an estate tax rise advocated by Bernie Sanders, Trump promises to eliminate the "death tax," though exactly ...
  2. Tale of Two Charities: Trump's Helps Trump, the Clintons' Is the Real Deal

    September 22, 2016
    The facts speak for themselves: The Clintons have been quite literally a thousand times more charitable than The Donald.
  3. U.K. Considers Tough Regs on ‘Tax Avoidance Enablers’

    September 20, 2016
    What might seem like normal tax advice in the U.S. could result in stiff penalties for accountants and financial planners ...
  4. Selling Employee Stock Purchase Plan Shares

    September 15, 2016
    An in-depth look at how qualified sales of employee stock purchase plan shares work, and the tax consequences under different ...
  5. Irish Government Supports Apple Amid EU Tax Probe (AAPL)

    September 6, 2016
    Irish government said it will launch an appeal on Apple's behalf against the European Commission's ruling that Apple owes ...
  6. ‘Retired’ Too Soon? How to Reenter the Workforce After 50

    September 6, 2016
    Here's what you need to know to survive financially and reenter the workforce when you're over 50 and a layoff has forced ...
  7. A Fake Tax That Doubles Oil Pipeline Profits

    August 30, 2016
    The cosy regulatory relationship that keeps Americans paying taxes for the oil pipeline industry.
  8. Keynesian Put

    August 25, 2016
    A Keynesian Put is the expectation that markets and the economy will be supported by fiscal policy stimulus measures.
  9. RMD Strategies: How to Avoid Drawing Down Money

    August 19, 2016
    Required minimum distributions are a part of life for 401 (K) or individual retirement account holders once they hit 70.5. ...
  10. How to Make the Most of Your RMDs

    August 18, 2016
    Approaching the age at which you must start taking RMDs? If you don't need the funds now, here are some sound strategies ...
  11. What Advisors Need to Know about ABLE Accounts

    August 12, 2016
    ABLE plans represent a low-cost alternative to special needs trusts, and they can also be used in conjunction with them. ...
  12. Treasury Looks to Close Family Business Estate Tax Loophole

    August 11, 2016
    The Treasury department is aiming to close a loophole that would result in higher estate and gift taxes for some wealthy ...
  13. IRS Allows Mortgage Deduction for Unwed Couples

    August 11, 2016
    Single taxpayers who co-own one or more of their homes with another person can now each claim a deduction for the mortgage ...
  14. Financial Planning for Gen X and Millennials

    August 10, 2016
    Gen X and Gen Y to need to get their finances in order, so here are some tips to get started.
  15. Are Student Loans Tax-Deductible?

    August 8, 2016
    Learn how and when to deduct the interest on student loan payments, which allows individuals to reduce their taxable income ...
  16. Subchapter S (S Corporation)

    August 3, 2016
    A form of corporation that meets the IRS requirements to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. This gives ...
  17. Resident Alien

    August 3, 2016
    A foreigner who is a permanent resident of the country in which he or she resides but does not have citizenship. To fall ...
  18. Nonresident Alien

    August 3, 2016
    A non-U.S. citizen who doesn't pass the green card test or the substantial presence test. If a non-citizen currently has ...
  19. Corporate Inversion

    August 3, 2016
    Re-incorporating a company overseas in order to reduce the tax burden on income earned abroad.
  20. Bankruptcy

    August 3, 2016
    A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins ...
  21. 1040 Form

    August 3, 2016
    The standard Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form that individuals use to file their annual income tax returns. The form contains ...
  22. Are student loans dischargeable after bankruptcy?

    July 26, 2016
    In limited cases of bankruptcy, the courts may discharge a filer's partial or full student loan debt.
  23. Wealth Creation: 5 Best Places for the Long Term

    July 25, 2016
    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  24. Democrats Are Considering a Financial Transaction Tax

    July 14, 2016
    Democrats are considering adding a tax into their platform aimed at financial transactions. This tax will be levied on certain ...
  25. Does Rainfall in Ethiopia Impact the U.S. Market?

    July 13, 2016
    No one knows how events will impact financial markets. So what investment advice should you focus on? Start by considering ...
  26. Why Estate Planning Is Easier Than You Think

    July 11, 2016
    When done properly, estate planning ensures that your beneficiaries receive your assets in a way that is controlled by you. ...
  27. Mistakes to Avoid When You Own Life Insurance

    July 11, 2016
    How to avoid some common mistakes that can cause tax and inheritance problems when you own life insurance.
  28. 9 States With the Highest Tax Burdens

    July 8, 2016
    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  29. Surcharge

    July 6, 2016
    A fee or other charge that is added to the cost of a good or service. A surcharge is typically added to an existing tax, ...
  30. The Tax Speech That Could Elect President Donald J. Trump

    June 28, 2016
    Trump hasn’t disclosed his taxes. He hasn’t even paid them, as best we know. Here’s how he could make political lemonade ...
  31. Types of Income the IRS Can’t Touch

    June 27, 2016
    That's right, 17. Uncle Sam can't get his hands on your money if it's in one of these very specific income categories.
  32. Is the SEC Trying to Prevent the Next Crash?

    June 23, 2016
    Find out why the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to crack down on accounting practices, but why it might be better ...
  33. How the Underground Economy Affects GDP

    June 22, 2016
    Find out how the underground, or shadow, economy affects the accuracy of the calculation of a country's gross domestic product ...
  34. What Disney Can Teach Us About Tax Fairness (DIS, AAPL)

    June 21, 2016
    Disney's tax questions are anything but Goofy: It pays much higher taxes than many multinationals, illuminating the unlevel ...
  35. Disposable Income

    June 20, 2016
    The amount of money that households have available for spending and saving after income taxes have been accounted for. Disposable ...
  36. Insolvency

    June 20, 2016
    When an individual or organization can no longer meet its financial obligations with its lender or lenders as debts become ...
  37. Pepsi, Coca-Cola Shares Fall on Philly Soda Tax (PEP, KO)

    June 20, 2016
    Philadelphia City Council agreed to impose a tax on sweetened drinks, which is broadly interpreted as a setback for the beverage ...
  38. Why is Jersey considered a tax haven? (C, CS)

    June 17, 2016
    Learn about the tax haven status of Jersey, an autonomous nation located in the Channel Islands that is subject to the British ...
  39. Section 1035 Exchange

    June 9, 2016
    A tax-free exchange of an existing annuity contract for a new one.
  40. PT (Perseroan Terbatas)

    June 9, 2016
    An acronym for Perseroan Terbatas, which is Limited Liability Company in Indonesia. "Limited liability" means that ...
  41. N.V. (NV or Naamloze Vennootschap)

    June 9, 2016
    An acronym for the Dutch phrase Naamloze Vennootschap, a public company. The N.V. or NV suffix is used in the Netherlands, ...
  42. AG (Aktiengesellschaft)

    June 9, 2016
    AG is an abbreviation of Aktiengesellschaft, which is a German term for a public limited company — a company whose ...
  43. Ltd. (Limited)

    June 9, 2016
    An abbreviation of "limited," Ltd. is a suffix that follows the name of a company, indicating that it's a private ...
  44. Why is Switzerland considered a tax haven?

    June 7, 2016
    Learn how Switzerland is considered a tax haven, even though its government has signed agreements to disclose information ...
  45. Who's Getting Richer? Hardly Anyone

    June 7, 2016
    Federal 'economic gains' mask the truth: Most Americans are doing worse, with average incomes in 2014 smaller than in 20 ...
  46. Is Cyprus considered a tax haven?

    June 6, 2016
    Explore the factors that resulted in Cyprus abandoning its status as a tax haven, including the terms for the bailout of ...
  47. Taxes

    June 5, 2016
    Taxes are mandatory fees that individuals and corporations must pay to their governments.
  48. Direct Tax

    June 5, 2016
    Governments and taxing entities impose direct taxes directly on individuals and businesses.
  49. Why is Belize considered a tax haven?

    May 29, 2016
    Explore the factors that make Belize one of the most modern and corporate-friendly tax havens in the world, including its ...
  50. Legacy Planning

    May 25, 2016
    Legacy planning is a financial strategy that prepares a person to bequeath his or her assets to a loved one or next of kin ...
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