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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Types of Income the IRS Can’t Touch

    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.
  5. Is the SEC Trying to Prevent the Next Crash?

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

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

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

    The amount of money that households have available for spending and saving after income taxes have been accounted for. Disposable ...
  9. Insolvency

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

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

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

    A tax-free exchange of an existing annuity contract for a new one.
  13. PT (Perseroan Terbatas)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Taxes are mandatory fees that individuals and corporations must pay to their governments.
  21. Direct Tax

    Governments and taxing entities impose direct taxes directly on individuals and businesses.
  22. Why is Belize considered a tax haven?

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

    Legacy planning is a financial strategy that prepares a person to bequeath his or her assets to a loved one or next of kin ...
  24. 8 IRS Red Flags for Private Family Foundations

    IRS rules are extremely complex and can prohibit acts that seem – or even are – totally fair and even commonsensical. Here's ...
  25. Why It's So Important to Update Your Estate Plan

    As rules and exemptions tied to the estate tax change, so should your estate plan. Here's why updating it is so important.
  26. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical expenses are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Here are some steps to protect yourself.
  27. Tax Imposter Scams on the Rise This Tax Season

    A growing scam is the tax impostor one, according to the Better Business Bureau.
  28. Panama Papers: All 214,000 Parties to Be Outed Mon 2pm EST

    Prepare for global mayhem.
  29. Is a Universal Basic Income Practical?

    Should the government be responsible for giving every citizen a fixed amount of money?
  30. 1% of the Indian Population Pays Income Tax

    India's top 1% may keep the lights on, but there are wealthy hiding amongst the 99.
  31. Enrolled Agent - EA

    A tax professional authorized by the U.S. government to be able to represent taxpayers in matters concerning the Internal ...
  32. Comparing Regressive, Proportional and Progressive Taxes

    Learn about the basic differences between three common tax systems.
  33. Married Gays Are Surprised to See Bigger Tax Bills

    Gay married couples can now file joint federal and state returns, but they should know how the marriage penalty in the tax ...
  34. What Is Corporate Inversion?

    Corporate inversion occurs when a U.S. company buys or combines with a foreign company in a country with a lower corporate ...
  35. What All the Candidates’ Tax Plans Are Missing

    The presidential candidates have starkly different tax-reform proposals – but none of them gets to the real problem of America's ...
  36. 3 Ways Tax Haven Governments Make Money

    If the governments of tax haven countries impose little, or no, income taxes, how exactly do these nations generate revenue?
  37. Should University Endowments Be Taxed?

    Some politicians are calling for universities to pay taxes on their massive endowments. Should they?
  38. Owe Taxes? You Could Lose Your Passport

    A rule slipped into a transportation bill allows the U.S. government to revoke your passport if your tax debt exceeds $5 ...
  39. Are credit card rewards considered taxable income by the IRS?

    Learn about when the Internal Revenue Service considers the financial value of gifts received from credit card reward programs ...
  40. The Panama Papers: The Reaction Thus Far

    In the aftermath of Sunday's monumental leak, Iceland's PM has been ousted, while it's business as usual in Russia and China.
  41. Earned Income Tax Credit: Why Millions Pay No Tax

    Understand how the earned income tax credit works and whether it applies to you.
  42. America's Missing $15 Billion in Corporate Taxes

    The “Starve the IRS” strategy cuts the supply of corporate auditors. Result: Big-money tax cheats go free and ordinary taxpayers ...
  43. 3 Tax Things to Consider for Your Investment Portfolio

    If you are getting frenetic with the tax season and haven't seen the connection between taxes and investments, here are three ...
  44. Feeling Taxed? What You Need to Know about Munis

    Find out why investors have any number of reasons to feel stressed, now that tax time is coming.
  45. Insolvency

    Persons or businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations are insolvent.
  46. Estate Planning Basics

    Anyone who dies without an estate plan leaves the state to administer his or her assets. Loved ones might be left out, and ...
  47. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

    Generally, any money you borrow from a 401(k) account is tax exempt. This feature is one of the reasons that - for critical ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Understanding Supply-Side Economics

    Supply-side economics posits greater tax cuts will entice investors and entrepreneurs to save and invest, producing benefits ...
  50. Explaining Trickle-Down Theory

    According to the trickle-down theory, cutting taxes can stimulate economic production.
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