Taxes

  1. Oil: A Big Investment With Big Tax Breaks

    Oil and gas investments can provide unmatched deduction potential for accredited investors.
  2. A Beginner's Guide To Tax-Efficient Investing

    Find out how to manage your portfolio to minimize your tax burden.
  3. The Christmas Saints Of Wall Street

    Learn how some of world's richest people spread holiday cheer year-round.
  4. Major Tax Credits Expiring In 2013

    Here are the major changes and tips that you need to know before filing your taxes for 2013.
  5. How Obamacare Is Raising Your Taxes

    There are literally dozens of new, amended or broadened tax provisions under the Obamacare legislation. Find out how your ...
  6. A Day In The Life Of An Auditor

    If you like the idea of examining and attesting to a company's financial performance for a living, a career in auditing might ...
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    From a financial perspective, September is a great time for a quick reboot of your financial mind-set.
  8. Cost Basis Basics

    The term "cost basis" refers to the original value of a security you own. When you sell a stock, bond or mutual fund, you ...
  9. How do I list the beneficiaries of my life insurance policies if I have a trust?

    Because most states protect life insurance policies from creditors, most buyer questions come from the confusion created ...
  10. To Rent Or Buy? The Financial Issues

    Thinking of buying a home? We look at the initial and ongoing costs, as well as the so-called benefits.
  11. Tax Forms Every Investor Must Understand

    Recent legislation has added a few new items to the list of tax forms that taxpayers must use to report their investment ...
  12. Investment Tax Basics For All Investors

    Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes even in your investments.
  13. The Pros And Cons Of Pension Maximization

    Pension maximization can be an effective solution to the single versus joint life payout dilemma that many retirees face. ...
  14. New Tax Rules Target The Top Tax Bracket

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act brings about new tax rules for the wealthy that people such as Warren Buffett have been ...
  15. Capital Losses and Tax

    Capital losses are never fun to incur, but they can reduce your taxable income. Knowing the rules for capital losses can ...
  16. Investing In Stock Rights And Warrants

    Many companies choose to issue rights or warrants as an alternative means of generating capital to avoid dilution of existing ...
  17. 3 Financial Tasks We Think Are Harder Than They Really Are

    Use these three tips to help put your financial situation into perspective. It turns out, organizing your finances isn't ...
  18. All About Zero Coupon Bonds

    Zero-coupon bonds are bonds that do not make any interest payments (which investment professionals often refer to as the ...
  19. Is It Foolish To Strive For The American Dream?

    Even Jay Gatsby's stubborn optimism in The Great Gatsby would be hard pressed to believe that rags-to-riches stories are ...
  20. Investing In Property Tax Liens

    Property tax liens can be a viable investment alternative for experienced investors that are familiar with the real estate ...
  21. Know Your Cost Basis For Bonds

    Nobody likes taxes, but tax reporting is an inevitable and unavoidable part of investing. If you buy stock, determining your ...
  22. What Determines Your Cost Basis?

    In any transaction between a buyer and seller, the initial price paid in an exchange for a product or service will qualify ...
  23. Canadians: Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

    Taxes are an annoying annual chore akin to going to the dentist. Luckily, however, some of us get a nice tax refund after ...
  24. The Smith Maneuver: A Canadian Mortgage Tax-Deductible Plan

    Canadian mortgages aren’t tax-deductible like the U.S.-based mortgages, but there's a way around this hurdle.
  25. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  26. Possible Effects Of The Online Retail Tax

    The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will impose a sales tax on online retailers. Discover how the Marketplace Fairness ...
  27. How To Get The Most Out Of Hiring An Accountant

    When you hire an accountant, getting good tax advice going forward is as valuable as – or perhaps even more valuable than ...
  28. Inaccurate Tax Return, Now What?

    If the IRS finds errors, it will cost you. Find out how to fix them, and how to prevent them in the first place.
  29. Tips To Make Next Year’s Taxes Less Stressful

    You might be ready to put the stress of tax preparation behind you until next season, but ignoring your personal tax situation ...
  30. How To Safeguard Your Tax Returns From Identity Theft

    Identity thieves love tax season. In 2012, there were 13 million victims of identity theft. As easy as it is for thieves ...
  31. 5 Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Return

    This year, find out how to stretch your tax refund further to strengthen your future.
  32. How To Report A Tax Cheat

    If you report a tax evader to the IRS, you could be eligible for a reward.
  33. There Are New REITs On The Horizon

    For investors, the surge in new REIT activity is providing some pretty interesting dividend opportunities.
  34. 8 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    These little-known tax deductions can lead you to finding your own unique expenses that you didn't know you could claim.
  35. 6 Tax Deductions That Might Get You Audited

    Incorrect or liberal interpretations of what you can write off will often lead to the IRS taking closer interest in your ...
  36. Taxable Rewards To Be Aware Of

    Find which benefits from reward programs count as income in the eyes of the IRS.
  37. Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

    Find out what mistakes people often make on their returns, and how to avoid them on yours.
  38. What Does Filing As Head Of Household Mean For Your Taxes?

    In order to file as head of household, you must meet several requirements. Find out whether being head of household comes ...
  39. Are You Really Eligible For The Earned Income Tax Credit?

    The amount of your earned income credit (EIC) is dependent upon how big your family is.
  40. How are capital gains and dividends taxed differently?

    The U.S. tax code gives similar treatment to dividends and capital gains, although this will change slightly in 2013. Currently, ...
  41. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects that the tax treatment of ETFs will have on investors when they purchase ...
  42. If a LEAP option is purchased and held for more than 12 months, is the tax treatment ...

    A LEAP (long-term equity anticipation security) is a call or put option that allows the buyer a long-term expiration on the ...
  43. Key Tax Breaks For Parents

    Parents should take notice of these important tax breaks in 2013.
  44. Does Online Tax Software Really Save You Money?

    Both online tax software and tax professionals have their own set of advantages, but which one is actually better for your ...
  45. How Does The Affordable Care Act Affect Your Taxes In 2013?

    Here is a look at how the Affordable Care Act will affect your taxes in 2013 and beyond.
  46. How does the government spend my taxes?

    Where does the government get all of the money it spends? From taxpayers. The government does not have its own money. Its ...
  47. Tax Variations Of The HEART Act

    The HEART Act is designed to allow service members and reservists make a smooth financial transition into active duty and ...
  48. How Tax Treatment Of ETFs Can Benefit Purchasers

    ETFs often post fewer and lower capital gains distributions than traditional mutual funds, because there is usually a much ...
  49. Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  50. Save Early For Retirement If You're A High Earner

    If you earn a high income, there are many ways you can save extra money for an early retirement.
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