Taxes

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  1. What's an Audit?

    An audit is an objective examination of accounting records that makes sure the records are a fair and accurate representation ...
  2. What are some examples of a deferred tax liability?

    Learn why deferred tax liability exists, with specific examples that illustrate how it arises as a result of temporary differences.
  3. What is Adjusted Gross Income?

    Adjusted gross income (AGI) is a term from the Internal Revenue Code. AGI is used to determine a person’s income taxes due. ...
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    Abenomics and QE are versions of extraordinary stimulus measures initiated by the Japanese government and the U.S government, ...
  5. How Are Zero-Coupon Municipal Bonds Taxed?

    What every investor needs to know about taxes and zero-coupon muni bonds.
  6. How is a corporate bond taxed?

    Understand the three components of a corporate bond that are subject to taxes. Learn about the ways the federal and state ...
  7. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of absorption costing?

    Examine the absorption costing method for accounting purposes, and learn about the advantages and disadvantages associated ...
  8. Muni Bonds, Taxable Bonds or CDs: Which is Best?

    Here's how to tell if municipal bonds are a better investment than taxable bonds or CDs.
  9. What taxes will I pay if I win a lot of money while gambling in Las Vegas?

    Travel to Vegas and try to win big at the casino; but before you do, make sure you understand the tax laws that govern gambling ...
  10. How can I lower my effective tax rate without lowering my income?

    Discover how to reduce your effective tax rate without losing income by maximizing adjustments and deductions, earning tax-free ...
  11. What is the justification for allowing deferred tax liabilities?

    Understand the justification for allowing deferred tax liabilities. Learn the reasoning behind why a company would want to ...
  12. Do I need to file an income tax return every year?

    Understand if a person needs to file a tax return every year. Learn the benefits of filing a yearly income tax return even ...
  13. Which states are the most expensive for high-income earners?

    Find out why states such as California, Hawaii and New York are such expensive places to live, even for those residents who ...
  14. How is a savings account taxed?

    Read about the taxation of interest income on personal savings accounts, how the tax is calculated, and how to report savings ...
  15. What are the differences between absorption costing and variable costing?

    Examine the main differences between absorption costing and variable costing, along with the advantages and disadvantages ...
  16. How can I find out which income tax bracket I am in?

    Find out how to determine your federal income tax bracket and calculate how much you will owe in federal taxes with online ...
  17. Can a Limited Liability Company (LLC) issue stock?

    Learn about a limited liability company, or LLC, and if it is able to issue stock. Understand the benefits of an LLC, both ...
  18. What are employee share purchase plans?

    Find out what an employee stock purchase plan is and how it can be advantageous for an employer and an employee to participate ...
  19. Explaining Progressive Tax

    A progressive tax is a levy in a tax system where the tax rate increases as the taxable base increases.
  20. Does the tradeoff model or the pecking order play a greater role in capital budgeting?

    Understand the difference between the trade-off theory and the pecking order theory, and learn what these theories tell companies ...
  21. How do I calculate my effective tax rate using Excel?

    Find out how to calculate your effective tax rate using Microsoft Excel, what income tax rates to apply to your earned income ...
  22. Why Working Doesn't Add Up For Many Women

    A type of tax deduction for Japanese stay-at-home wives puts a barrier on women working full time in the country.
  23. Tea Party Vs. Republican Party: Who Will Win In 2016?

    What agendas define the rift between the Tea Party and the Republican establishment, and which side will win the presidential ...
  24. Why are some spin-offs taxable and some are tax-free?

    Learn how spinoffs of subsidiaries from a parent company are typically done, and what determines whether a spinoff is taxable ...
  25. Top Tax Issues For High-Net-Worth Individuals

    Wealth brings benefits, but from a tax perspective it creates special challenges. Here are some tax issues to pay attention ...
  26. What is the difference between income tax and capital gains tax?

    Understand the difference between a person's income tax and his capital gains tax. Learn when a person needs to pay taxes ...
  27. What Are The Tax Advantages Of Buying A Home?

    Don't forget these deductions and credits that homeowners can use to reduce their tax bill.
  28. Corporate Tax Rates: The Highs and the Lows

    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  29. 5 Estate Planning Must-Dos Before Saying "I Do"

    There are many exciting things to look forward to when a couple gets married; not among them is putting financial affairs ...
  30. What is the optimal level of withholding tax to enter on my W-4?

    Learn about the federal governments payroll tax withholding scheme and how it affects your paycheck, including how to determine ...
  31. How can I calculate my withholding tax rate?

    Find out how to use the IRS website to estimate your proper withholding tax rate, and what you need to do if your information ...
  32. Understanding Income Tax

    Income tax is a levy many governments place on revenue of entities within their jurisdiction.
  33. What's a Regressive Tax?

    A regressive tax is a levy in a tax system where the tax rate does not change based on the level of income.
  34. What's the difference between short-term investments and marketable securities?

    Read about withholding taxes, how they work, and why there are both federal and state withholding lines on the typical American's ...
  35. What are the risks involved in a banker's acceptance?

    Learn about the different kinds of college savings accounts, how they can benefit a college saver and how to open these savings ...
  36. How do I decide whether a credit card offer is a good deal or not?

    Discover the ways that externalities lead to market failure. Externalities are costs or benefits that go to a third party, ...
  37. What's the Verdict on START-UP NY?

    START-UP NY is an initiative designed to attract companies to New York State by giving them 10 years of tax breaks. Sounds ...
  38. Why Doing Your Taxes is Good Retirement Planning

    Income tax time is a great time to reevaluate retirement planning, since all the information you need is right at your fingertips.
  39. What is the difference between federal and state withholding tax?

    Discover whether you can file your taxes by yourself. The three main options for tax preparation are a tax professional, ...
  40. Which factors drive the marginal propensity to consume?

    Understand how a limited liability company is taxed. Learn the tax structure of a single-owner LLC versus a multi-owner LLC.
  41. How does Federal Trade Commission use the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index to evaluate ...

    Understand specific examples of domestic products that rely on protective tariffs to survive. Learn about the varying tariff ...
  42. What business risks ultimately caused Enron's collapse?

    Find out how a share premium account is taxed according to U.S. GAAP, which often refers to this account as additional paid-in ...
  43. Estate Planning and Elderly and Passed Clients

    By keeping up with new estate tax rules, financial advisors can help elderly clients save big on tax costs.
  44. What is a Tax Liability?

    Tax liability is the amount of money a person or entity owes to the government as the result of a taxable event.
  45. How does a master limited partnership (MLP) differ from other business structures?

    Learn how master limited partnerships are unique hybrid legal structures combining the liquidity of shares in a company with ...
  46. What is the difference between MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) and adjusted ...

    Understand the difference between adjusted gross income and modified adjusted gross income and the effect each has on personal ...
  47. How does revenue recognition differ between profit and non-profit companies?

    Read about some of the differences between for-profit and nonprofit, or not-for-profit, revenue recognition rules according ...
  48. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  49. What are some of the arguments against a value added tax (VAT)?

    Discover some of the arguments against a value-added tax. Like other tax systems, the value-added tax has strengths and weaknesses.
  50. In Your 20s? Reasons To Get A Roth IRA Now

    There are strong reasons to put retirement savings into a Roth IRA now, while time is on your side, your salary hasn't peaked, ...
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