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  1. 8 IRS Red Flags for Private Family Foundations

    May 25, 2016
    IRS rules are extremely complex and can prohibit acts that seem – or even are – totally fair and even commonsensical. Here's ...
  2. Why It's So Important to Update Your Estate Plan

    May 17, 2016
    As rules and exemptions tied to the estate tax change, so should your estate plan. Here's why updating it is so important.
  3. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

    May 11, 2016
    Medical expenses are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Here are some steps to protect yourself.
  4. Tax Imposter Scams on the Rise This Tax Season

    May 10, 2016
    A growing scam is the tax impostor one, according to the Better Business Bureau.
  5. 6 Big IRS Red Flags for Retirees

    May 9, 2016
    Tax audits are stressful and can result in expensive fines. Here are six things to know about when it comes to sidestepping ...
  6. Panama Papers: All 214,000 Parties to Be Outed Mon 2pm EST

    May 8, 2016
    Prepare for global mayhem.
  7. Is a Universal Basic Income Practical?

    May 7, 2016
    Should the government be responsible for giving every citizen a fixed amount of money?
  8. 1% of the Indian Population Pays Income Tax

    May 3, 2016
    India's top 1% may keep the lights on, but there are wealthy hiding amongst the 99.
  9. Enrolled Agent - EA

    May 1, 2016
    A tax professional authorized by the U.S. government to be able to represent taxpayers in matters concerning the Internal ...
  10. Comparing Regressive, Proportional and Progressive Taxes

    April 29, 2016
    Learn about the basic differences between three common tax systems.
  11. Married Gays Are Surprised to See Bigger Tax Bills

    April 29, 2016
    Gay married couples can now file joint federal and state returns, but they should know how the marriage penalty in the tax ...
  12. What Is Corporate Inversion?

    April 28, 2016
    Corporate inversion occurs when a U.S. company buys or combines with a foreign company in a country with a lower corporate ...
  13. What All the Candidates’ Tax Plans Are Missing

    April 26, 2016
    The presidential candidates have starkly different tax-reform proposals – but none of them gets to the real problem of America's ...
  14. 3 Ways Tax Haven Governments Make Money

    April 25, 2016
    If the governments of tax haven countries impose little, or no, income taxes, how exactly do these nations generate revenue?
  15. Should University Endowments Be Taxed?

    April 16, 2016
    Some politicians are calling for universities to pay taxes on their massive endowments. Should they?
  16. Owe Taxes? You Could Lose Your Passport

    April 8, 2016
    A rule slipped into a transportation bill allows the U.S. government to revoke your passport if your tax debt exceeds $5 ...
  17. Are credit card rewards considered taxable income by the IRS?

    April 7, 2016
    Learn about when the Internal Revenue Service considers the financial value of gifts received from credit card reward programs ...
  18. The Panama Papers: The Reaction Thus Far

    April 7, 2016
    In the aftermath of Sunday's monumental leak, Iceland's PM has been ousted, while it's business as usual in Russia and China.
  19. Earned Income Tax Credit: Why Millions Pay No Tax

    April 2, 2016
    Understand how the earned income tax credit works and whether it applies to you.
  20. America's Missing $15 Billion in Corporate Taxes

    March 31, 2016
    The “Starve the IRS” strategy cuts the supply of corporate auditors. Result: Big-money tax cheats go free and ordinary taxpayers ...
  21. 3 Tax Things to Consider for Your Investment Portfolio

    March 28, 2016
    If you are getting frenetic with the tax season and haven't seen the connection between taxes and investments, here are three ...
  22. Feeling Taxed? What You Need to Know about Munis

    March 16, 2016
    Find out why investors have any number of reasons to feel stressed, now that tax time is coming.
  23. Insolvency

    March 14, 2016
    Persons or businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations are insolvent.
  24. Estate Planning Basics

    March 14, 2016
    Anyone who dies without an estate plan leaves the state to administer his or her assets. Loved ones might be left out, and ...
  25. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

    March 10, 2016
    Generally, any money you borrow from a 401(k) account is tax exempt. This feature is one of the reasons that - for critical ...
  26. Can a Limited Liability Company (LLC) issue stock?

    March 10, 2016
    Learn about a limited liability company, or LLC, and if it is able to issue stock. Understand the benefits of an LLC, both ...
  27. Understanding Supply-Side Economics

    March 3, 2016
    Supply-side economics posits greater tax cuts will entice investors and entrepreneurs to save and invest, producing benefits ...
  28. Explaining Trickle-Down Theory

    March 3, 2016
    According to the trickle-down theory, cutting taxes can stimulate economic production.
  29. How To Confront A Debt Collector

    March 2, 2016
    If a debt collector is hassling you, you have the right to fight back.
  30. Filing Your Taxes As Head of Household

    March 1, 2016
    When you hear the term “head of household,” what comes to mind? The breadwinner? The main source of household income? Unfortunately, ...
  31. 7 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    February 29, 2016
    These seven tax breaks are all too easy to overlook.
  32. 6 Tax Deductions That Might Get You Audited

    February 29, 2016
    The IRS only audits about 2% of the tax returns it receives, so if you can avoid certain red flags, you should be able to ...
  33. 5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

    February 29, 2016
    Debt collectors are known for being rude and intimidating, but that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate illegal behavior.
  34. Has Income Tax Become A Class Tax On The Poor?

    February 29, 2016
    If the income tax’s 100-year history has shown us anything, it’s that the government is hard-pressed to create a system that ...
  35. Tax Identification Number (TIN)

    February 14, 2016
    A tax identification number, or TIN, is a nine-digit figure the IRS uses for certain tracking purposes.
  36. Profit from Art with a Charitable Remainder Trust

    February 11, 2016
    With a CRUT, art collectors can avoid capital gains taxes on the sale of art– while also leaving their favorite charity a ...
  37. 5 Surprising Hazards of Being an Executor

    February 11, 2016
    How to avoid 5 surprising hazards of being the executor of an estate.
  38. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    January 31, 2016
    The biggest cause of bankruptcy in the United States is medical expenses.
  39. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    January 29, 2016
    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  40. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Republican Wins in 2016

    January 28, 2016
    Discover the five most likely economic changes the United States can expect if a Republican wins the presidential election ...
  41. Section 1231 Property

    January 27, 2016
    Section 1231 property is depreciable business property that’s held for a year or longer.
  42. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Democrat Wins in 2016

    January 24, 2016
    Discover the potential economic effects of a Democratic White House win in 2016, including higher taxes for the wealthy and ...
  43. The Purpose Of The W-9 Form

    January 22, 2016
    Businesses use IRS form W-9 to gather information from vendors they hire as independent contractors.
  44. 6 Personal Finance Tips to Start 2016

    January 22, 2016
    The new year is an excellent opportunity to review your personal financial plan and take steps to get on track to meet your ...
  45. How Powerful Is The IRS?

    January 19, 2016
    Historically, the IRS has wielded formidable power, and that power isn’t likely to diminish anytime soon.
  46. Statute Of Limitations

    January 19, 2016
    A statute of limitations sets the maximum time that parties have to initiate legal proceedings from the date an alleged offense ...
  47. Municipal Bonds: Relative Value Trumps the Fed

    January 19, 2016
    The municipal bond market has outperformed its taxable counterparts so far, and given current conditions, we believe this ...
  48. The 2015 Tax Extender Bill: Impact on Financial Advisory Clients

    January 19, 2016
    The passage of the PATH legislation at the end of 2015 gives advisors more clarity on how to help clients with tax and financial ...
  49. S Corp. Vs. LLC: Which Should I Choose?

    January 12, 2016
    Understand the major distinctions between an S corporation and an LLC, and the important factors to consider when choosing ...
  50. Tax Return

    January 11, 2016
    A tax return is the form or forms used to file income taxes with the IRS.
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