Taxes

  1. Understanding the W-2 Form

    The W-2 Form is a standard Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form that employers are required to furnish employees at the end ...
  2. 5 Signs It's Time to Hire an Estate Manager

    If managing multiple properties (or just one large estate) is taking up too much of your time, you can hire your way back ...
  3. Understanding Net Operating Loss

    Net operating loss is a term from the Internal Revenue Code that refers to a tax situation where tax deductions exceed income.
  4. What is the difference between taxable income and gross income?

    Understand the basic differences between the terms gross income and taxable income, and what is included in the total of ...
  5. How do gains from my 401(k) figure into my taxable income?

    Understand what a 401(k) is and how it's used to help employees save for retirement. Learn how gains from a 401(k) figure ...
  6. 10 Questions to Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

    If you want what's best for your spouse and/or children, it's imperative that you ask an estate planning attorney the following ...
  7. What is the difference between a revocable trust and an irrevocable trust?

    Find out more about irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts and the main differences between them.
  8. 6 Reasons to Use a Household Help Agency

    It's not just because they find you well-qualified workers. Agencies spare you the paperwork and taxes required when you ...
  9. 8 Things To Know Before Hiring Household Help

    Here's how to avoid the legal, tax and trust issues that can trap you when you become an employer.
  10. What is the difference between a write-off and a writedown?

    Learn about the difference between a write-off and a write-down, two accounting terms designed to show a reduction in the ...
  11. Where on my 1040 form do I report AGI (adjusted gross income)?

    Learn more about IRS Form 1040 and your adjusted gross income, or AGI, which is the figure the IRS uses to figure your total ...
  12. A Quick Guide to High-Net-Worth Estate Planning

    A quick estate planning guide for high-net-worth individuals to help minimize taxes and costs, protect assets and plan for ...
  13. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and net income?

    Learn about the differences between adjusted gross income, or AGI, and net income, two terms that are sometimes synonymous ...
  14. What are the deductions taken to determine AGI (adjusted gross income)?

    Read more about the deductions taken to arrive at adjusted gross income, or AGI, including the differences between above ...
  15. I Maxed Out My 401(k)! Now What?

    Fear not: There are smart ways to ensure that your retirement nest egg keeps growing.
  16. What is the difference between disposable and discretionary income?

    See how disposable income and discretionary income are different, with an example to demonstrate why discretionary income ...
  17. How can I obtain an abatement for property taxes?

    Find out how to obtain a property tax abatement, why abatements are issued, and the role of a county or city assessor's department ...
  18. How will a value added tax impact the government budget?

    Learn about the potential budgetary impacts of a value-added tax system in the United States, and how the VAT might harm ...
  19. What is a Resident Alien?

    A resident alien is a foreigner who is a permanent resident of the country in which he or she resides but does not have citizenship. ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 3 Secrets You Didn't Know About Estate Planning

    Every advisor and saver needs to know these three estate planning secrets.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. How to Best Navigate Taxes in Retirement

    Here's a rundown on tax strategies that can help extend the life of a nest egg.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Corporate Inversion: How It Works

    Large corporations are making all kinds of moves to decrease expenses and increase profits in an increasingly competitive ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Does it Make Sense to Have an MLP in an IRA?

    Here's why MLPs should — and shouldn't — be considered for an IRA.
  37. 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 ...
  38. MLPs: How They Are Taxed

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

    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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. ...
  46. 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.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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