Taxes

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  1. Have Household Help? Don't Get In Tax Trouble

    Hiring household workers can be a complicated process. Know what the government requires so you can prevent penalties and ...
  2. Estate Planning for a Surviving Spouse

    Estate planning for surviving spouses can be difficult for a number of reasons, so it's important to have good support and ...
  3. Gay Marriage Ruling: Its Impact on Estate Planning

    Same-sex couples now face the same legal and financial issues as heterosexual couples; some may need to adopt simpler, more ...
  4. 3 Secrets You Didn't Know About Estate Planning

    Every advisor and saver needs to know these three estate planning secrets.
  5. What Greece Can Learn From Argentina’s Mistakes

    Contingent on fiscal reform, Greece can learn from Argentina in determining the terms of restructuring its debt.
  6. Can I get a tax credit from conducting research and development?

    Understand if a company can receive a tax credit from conducting research and development. Learn about the alternative simplified ...
  7. How to Best Navigate Taxes in Retirement

    Here's a rundown on tax strategies that can help extend the life of a nest egg.
  8. What are some tactics businesses can use to increase unlevered free cash flow?

    Learn about ways firms increase their unlevered free cash flow through inventory management, capital expenditures, increased ...
  9. What is the government's role and what is the private sector's role in neoliberalism?

    Learn about neoliberalism and the roles of different sectors in this economic theory. How should governments maximize economic ...
  10. What tax implications are there for parties involved with a reverse repurchase agreement?

    Learn about the tax consequences that the buyer can face as a result of a reverse repurchase agreement ("reverse repo") with ...
  11. How are benefits from a provident fund taxed?

    Find out how benefits are taxed under the various provident funds around the world, including the Indian Provident Fund and ...
  12. What is an Ad Valorem Tax?

    An ad valorem tax is a levy placed on real or personal property based on the assessed value of that property.
  13. 10 Little Known Ways To Reduce Your 401(k) Taxes

    These clever strategies will help you hold onto your money – so you'll have more available for your retirement.
  14. Corporate Inversion: How It Works

    Large corporations are making all kinds of moves to decrease expenses and increase profits in an increasingly competitive ...
  15. How is maintenance of standard of living for survivors accomplished in estate planning?

    Understand what elements of an estate plan can assist in creating certainty for survivors that allows them to maintain their ...
  16. What are the tax implications for both the company and investors in a divestiture ...

    Learn the tax implications for a company and its investors in divestiture events, such as spinoffs, equity carve-outs, and ...
  17. Does it Make Sense to Have an MLP in an IRA?

    Here's why MLPs should — and shouldn't — be considered for an IRA.
  18. How does a qualifying widow obtain widow's allowance?

    Discover how a widow becomes eligible to claim a qualifying widow federal tax filing status and how she can obtain a widow's ...
  19. MLPs: How They Are Taxed

    The advantages of MLPs outweigh the disadvantages, especially if you play your cards right.
  20. Pros and Cons of Master Limited Partnerships

    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  21. What is an IRS letter audit / audit by correspondence?

    Learn about IRS letter audits, how tax returns are selected for audits and the common outcomes in the letter audits conducted ...
  22. When might an abatement be granted by the IRS?

    Learn how the IRS may grant an abatement request when a reasonable cause is present or undue hardship is imposed on a taxpayer ...
  23. IRS Refund Lost? Here's What to Do

    Don't panic. There are a number of reasons your refund might be delayed – and solutions for each.
  24. Why do companies often treat events such as the purchase of an asset or construction ...

    Understand the capitalized costs of fixed assets and learn how they are reflected on a company's balance sheet and income ...
  25. 5 Ways to Mess Up Estate Planning

    There are several ways to make an estate plan defective, most of which can be easily avoided by periodic plan reviews.
  26. How Going Green Can Cut Your Taxes

    Investors looking to improve their bottom line via green investing without risk should take advantage of these tax credits. ...
  27. Top Retirement Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couples

    Financial advisors who work with same-sex couples need to be aware of these key factors to provide effective advice.
  28. What austerity measures can a country implement to curtail government spending?

    Read about the types of austerity measures that governments can take to reduce deficits, increase revenue and lower public ...
  29. Do You Need Umbrella Insurance For Household Help?

    Homeowners insurance may not be enough – say, if your nanny sues for damages after an accident. That's where umbrella coverage ...
  30. What is the importance of calculating tax equivalent bond yield?

    Calculate the tax-equivalent yield of tax-free municipal bonds to compare with taxable bonds. Find out if the tax savings ...
  31. What should I do to prepare for an IRS audit?

    Find out how to prepare for an IRS audit, what kinds of audits you might face and what kinds of habits you should develop ...
  32. What are the advantages and disadvantages of capitalizing interest for tax purposes?

    Learn when a company is required to capitalize its interest payments. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of capitalizing ...
  33. What is the difference between revocable and irrevocable intervivos trusts?

    Learn what an inter-vivos trust is, the difference between an irrevocable and a revocable inter-vivos trust, and why it is ...
  34. Are capital assets normally immediately expensed or are they amortized/depreciated ...

    Understand the distinction between capital assets and business expenses, and learn whether capital assets are usually expensed ...
  35. What are the drawbacks of a small investor buying blue-chip stocks?

    Understand what a blue-chip stock is and learn about the drawbacks a small investor might face when investing in blue-chip ...
  36. What are the tax advantages of a Roth 401(k) over an IRA or traditional 401(k)?

    Discover how Roth 401(k) accounts are taxed in a similar manner as Roth IRAs and have several potential advantages over traditional ...
  37. What are the most common business deductions and expenses for small businesses?

    Learn about some of the most common business tax deductions available to small businesses that can reduce net business expenses.
  38. The Risks of Investing in Art and Collectibles

    Investing in art and collectibles has the potential to lead to a big payday, but it's often a difficult road.
  39. The Advantages of Investing in Art & Collectibles

    Investing in collectibles can be profitable and fun, and can offer tax benefits for some.
  40. Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices ...
  41. How Are Collectibles Taxed?

    If you plan to sell collectibles, it's imperative that you know the tax implications.
  42. How Are Stock Options Taxed & Reported?

    That depends on the type of stock option you have. A rundown of the tax treatment for statutory and nonstatutory, or non-qualified, ...
  43. How does stratified random sampling influence government policy decisions?

    Understand how governments use stratified random sampling to collect more precise data to help in making better informed ...
  44. How does transfer pricing affect managerial accounting?

    Learn how transfer prices affect managerial accounting in terms of divisions' incentives to deal with each other, performance ...
  45. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  46. In what situations must taxes be paid on a stock dividend?

    Understand the situations in which investors must pay taxes on stock dividends received, and the different tax rates that ...
  47. Where can I find a good withholding tax table on the Internet?

    Learn where to find the most current withholding tax tables and other information about how income tax withholding rates ...
  48. How does a revocable trust become a split-interest trust?

    Learn how a revocable trust becomes a split-interest trust upon the death of the of the grantor when there are both charitable ...
  49. What key requirements must be met for the IRS to classify changes or alterations ...

    Learn the requirements needed to qualify for Internal Revenue Service tax breaks under the qualified lease improvement on ...
  50. What is the difference between a single and a married withholding tax?

    Find out how the withholding tax differs for married and single individuals, including examples of how the income tax rate ...
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