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  1. The Automatic Millionaire: PAGES

    Entrepreneur and top model Jessica Perez tells Investopedia why David Bach's "The Automatic Millionaire" is her favorite ...
  2. 6 Tax Planning Steps to Take Before the Year Ends

    By now, your accountant should be able to estimate your tax bill. If there are some surprises, you still have time to plan ...
  3. Who's required to fill out a Schedule C IRS form?

    Find out if you're required to use a sole proprietor Schedule C form with your 1040 when completing your tax return this ...
  4. What's the difference between IRS Forms 1040EZ and 1040A?

    Two of the forms used for filing individual federal income tax returns are IRS Form 1040A and IRS Form 1040EZ (the third ...
  5. Netflix is Now Taxed as a Utility in Pasadena; Others to Follow? (NFLX, AMZN)

    Cities and states are mulling a tax on streaming services to recoup lost tax revenues from the shift towards such services ...
  6. 3 Things Retired Clients Should Do Before Year-End

    These are the three most important things retired clients should review before the end of the year.
  7. SEP Account: Jessica Perez

    CEO and Founder of Tycoon, Jessica Perez, shares why "SEP Account" is her favorite financial term.
  8. Financial Issues for Foreign Nationals Working in U.S.

    There are a host of issues that foreign nationals face in the U.S. regarding taxation, credit and estate planning. Here are ...
  9. 9 Tax Issues for Transitioning Service Members

    Transitioning military personnel and their families face significant impacts to their tax situation. Here are nine things ...
  10. 5 Tips to Stay Safe From IRS Tax Scams

    If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent, it's likely you've been targeted for a scam. Here's ...
  11. Clinton Wants 65% Top Estate Tax Rate, Trump Wants Repeal

    Clinton has adopted an estate tax rise advocated by Bernie Sanders. Trump promises to eliminate the "death tax," though exactly ...
  12. The Ultimate List of Painful Financial Mistakes

    Here are 24 preventable tax and investment mistakes that advisors see often; mistakes that can ruin your retirement planning.
  13. 4 Year-End Tax Strategies You Should Consider Now

    Here are four tax strategies to implement before the end of the year to reduce your chance of having a negative surprise ...
  14. 5 Tax Tasks to Complete by the End of This Year

    Here are five things you need to do before December 31 to gain certain tax benefits or avoid penalties.
  15. Like "Waving a Magic Wand": NYT Uncovers Trump Tax Maneuver

    According to the New York Times, Donald Trump used a dubious, since-outlawed tax maneuver and "deducted someone else's losses," ...
  16. Are You Taking Advantage of the College Tuition Tax Credit?

    Parents with a child enrolled in college should check out the college tuition tax credit, a boon that can help defray the ...
  17. The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets Right Now

    If you can be flexible about where you live, a dream home may be within reach in one of these most affordable housing markets.
  18. 6 Big IRS Red Flags for Retirees

    Tax audits are stressful and can result in expensive fines. Here are six things to know about when it comes to sidestepping ...
  19. BHP Billiton CEO Nasser Rejects Tax-Evasion Claim (BHP, RIO)

    The mining giant last week said it has no plans to pay the hefty fine. On Tuesday, BHP CEO Jac Nasser took it step further.
  20. Do Retirement Accounts Go Through Probate?

    It's tough when retirement accounts have go through probate, tying up those funds after death. Here is how you can prevent ...
  21. Tale of Two Charities: Trump's Helps Trump, the Clintons' Is the Real Deal

    The Clintons have been quite literally a thousand times more charitable than The Donald. And now the Trump Foundation is ...
  22. Art of the 'Steal': How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

    This is how Donald Trump’s accountants most likely used the tax code to avoid paying income tax for almost two decades.
  23. U.K. Considers Tough Regs on ‘Tax Avoidance Enablers’

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

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

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

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

    The cosy regulatory relationship that keeps Americans paying taxes for the oil pipeline industry.
  28. Keynesian Put

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A form of corporation that meets the IRS requirements to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. This gives ...
  37. Resident Alien

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

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

    Re-incorporating a company overseas in order to reduce the tax burden on income earned abroad.
  40. Bankruptcy

    A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins ...
  41. 1040 Form

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How to avoid some common mistakes that can cause tax and inheritance problems when you own life insurance.
  48. 9 States With the Highest Tax Burdens

    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 ...
  49. Surcharge

    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, ...
  50. The Tax Speech That Could Elect President Donald J. Trump

    Trump hasn’t disclosed his taxes. He hasn’t even paid them, as best we know. Here’s how he could make political lemonade ...
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