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  1. New 2015 Contribution Limits: Advisors Take Heed

    New 2015 Contribution Limits: Advisors Take Heed

    The Internal Revenue Service's new 2015 contribution limits for tax-deferred savings plans are higher; here's what you and ...
  2. What credit card fees are tax deductible?

    What credit card fees are tax deductible?

    Learn about some of the unexpected tax deductions for fees incurred through credit card purchases for both individuals and ...
  3. How much will it cost to hire an accountant to do my taxes?

    How much will it cost to hire an accountant to do my taxes?

    Find out how much it costs to hire an accountant and what benefits and services you can expect from your accountant.
  4. Are debt-consolidation loans tax deductible?

    Are debt-consolidation loans tax deductible?

    Learn about consolidating debt and whether the interest payments on your debt consolidation loan can be deducted from your ...
  5. Is the interest on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) tax deductible?

    Is the interest on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) tax deductible?

    Learn the advantages of using a home equity line of credit, and find out how these low-rate loans also qualify for a tax ...
  6. Are fringe benefits deductible for the employer?

    Are fringe benefits deductible for the employer?

    Learn how the IRS treats the taxation of fringe benefits provided by an employer to employees, contractors, partners and ...
  7. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Learn how to allocate costs associated with fringe benefits provided to employees and how to determine when a cost is either ...
  8. Is the interest on my student loan tax deductible on my federal income taxes?

    Is the interest on my student loan tax deductible on my federal income taxes?

    Find out how you can deduct interest payments for qualified student loans from your income taxes, and learn about restrictions ...
  9. How are Pay As You Go pension plan benefits taxed?

    How are Pay As You Go pension plan benefits taxed?

    Discover how the IRS treats pay-as-you-go pension plan benefits that are received as income in retirement, both for Social ...
  10. Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

    Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

    Paying Social Security contributions continues even past reaching full retirement age, but that can increase future Social ...
  11. Are Social Security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

    Are Social Security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

    Learn why receiving Social Security survivor benefits on behalf of children does not affect income tax for a surviving parent ...
  12. How much of my income goes to Social Security taxes?

    How much of my income goes to Social Security taxes?

    Discover how much of your income goes to social security tax: what the rate is, what the limits are and what types of income ...
  13. The Most Helpful Tools On The IRS.gov Website

    The Most Helpful Tools On The IRS.gov Website

    Don’t waste your time wading through the slew of private and corporate tax websites out there. Go straight to the source: ...
  14. The Top Nonprofit Organizations

    The Top Nonprofit Organizations

    Did you know basketball and volleyball were invented by instructors at a charity?
  15. Is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA tax deductible?

    Is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA tax deductible?

    Learn everything you need to know about your SEP IRA, including the benefits to employers and whether or not a SEP IRA is ...
  16. How are effective tax rates calculated from income statements?

    How are effective tax rates calculated from income statements?

    Learn how to read an income statement and how to find the information necessary to calculate a company's effective income ...
  17. What is the tax rate of a Roth IRA if I withdraw it for the purchase of a house?

    What is the tax rate of a Roth IRA if I withdraw it for the purchase of a house?

    Use your Roth IRA to fund the purchase of your first home, and learn how the distribution could qualify for a waiver of taxes ...
  18. Are Roth IRAs tax deductible?

    Are Roth IRAs tax deductible?

    Calculate your potential tax savings when you contribute to a Roth IRA. Tax credits are available to individuals who meet ...
  19. Is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) taxable in the U.S.?

    Is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) taxable in the U.S.?

    Learn how the IRS treats Canadian Registered Retirement Savings Plans that are held by U.S. citizens or residents, and discover ...
  20. How is a Roth 401(k) taxed?

    How is a Roth 401(k) taxed?

    Learn about the tax advantages of using a Roth 401(k), with tax-free earnings and no required minimum distributions, if this ...
  21. Can I withdraw money from my Roth IRA?

    Can I withdraw money from my Roth IRA?

    Withdrawing money from you Roth IRA is taxed and penalized under certain conditions. Learn about the five-year rule and prerequisites ...
  22. Can I own Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) on my Roth IRA?

    Can I own Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) on my Roth IRA?

    Learn how to invest in master limited partnerships, or MLPs, in your Roth IRA for access to high yields, but be careful to ...
  23. How is a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) taxed?

    Discover how the Government of Canada treats Registered Retirement Income Funds and how you can use them to limit income ...
  24. How are Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRAs taxed?

    Understand the tax advantages of a Simplified Employee Pension IRA plan, and find out how both the employer and the employee ...
  25. How are Social Security benefits affected by your income?

    Understand the relationship between a worker's earned income and benefits he or she receives from Social Security in retirement, ...
  26. Are Social Security benefits taxable?

    Find out what rules and guidelines govern if your social security benefits are taxable. Learn how to determine if you are ...
  27. How are preferred stock dividends taxed?

    Discover the intriguing debt and equity characteristics of preferred stock, and learn about how preferred stock dividends ...
  28. What are the main reasons not to get a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)?

    Find out some of the reasons why you might want to reconsider opening up a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and instead ...
  29. How does taxation on life insurance for a qualified retirement plan work?

    Purchase life insurance in your qualified retirement plan using pre-tax dollars. Be aware of other ways that life insurance ...
  30. How do I report Simple IRA contributions on a W2?

    Learn how Savings Incentive Match for Employees, or SIMPLE IRA, contributions are reported for the participant on Form W2 ...
  31. 10 Steps For First-Time Home Buyers

    10 Steps For First-Time Home Buyers

    It's probably the biggest purchase you've ever made. Here's exactly what to do to prepare yourself and get the best possible ...
  32. Credits For First-Time Home Buyers

    Credits For First-Time Home Buyers

    To encourage Americans to buy their first homes, the government offers credits and tax breaks. Even better, you may not need ...
  33. Federal Tax Brackets

    Federal Tax Brackets

    Why do we have income tax brackets? What do they do for us? Read this to understand the basics and where to find your own ...
  34. Deferred Tax Asset

    Deferred Tax Asset

    A Deferred Tax Asset is an asset on a company’s balance sheet that may be used to reduce taxable income. It is the opposite ...
  35. 7 Secret Fees Cutting Into Your Travel Budget

    We're in the midst of the travel-planning season, as solo travelers and families gear up for domestic and international holiday ...
  36. How are real estate taxes calculated?

    Find out how real estate taxes are calculated; failure to pay these taxes that can be a substantial annual expense can lead ...
  37. When are businesses required to use accrual accounting?

    Determine when the accrual accounting method must be used instead of cash accounting. Most businesses use accrual accounting ...
  38. Are stock dividends and stock splits taxed?

    Understand different tax implications for dividend payments and stock splits; main factors include the type of account and ...
  39. What are the contribution limits of a 401(k) vs. a Roth 401(k)?

    Learn to choose correctly between a 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) retirement plan to maximize the amount of money available to ...
  40. How The IRS Works: Functions & Audits

    How The IRS Works: Functions & Audits

    Even the most enlightened citizen curses taxes, possibly while simultaneously acknowledging that they're the price of a civilized ...
  41. What economic indicators do oil and gas investors need to watch?

    Leading indicators for oil and gas investments are centered around the levels of production, consumer demand and inventory ...
  42. What's the difference between a 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

    Discover that a 401(k) and a Roth IRA differ primarily on tax treatment, investment options, employer involvement, and limitations ...
  43. What is the penalty for taking money out of my 401(k) before I'm 59 years old?

    Learn why withdrawing from a 401(k) plan before age 59 carries an extra 10 percent tax penalty. Only a few circumstances ...
  44. Will I have to pay taxes on my 401(k) plan if I quit my job?

    Quitting your job does not trigger a taxable event for your 401(k) funds unless you elect to cash out your account and take ...
  45. Can real estate be depreciated?

    Decrease the amount of taxable income on your income-producing real estate by depreciating the asset on your federal income ...
  46. How can I make sure I get all my eligible deductions?

    How can I make sure I get all my eligible deductions?

    Most tax preparation software does a good job. However, like any recipe, the end results are only as good as what goes into ...
  47. 5 Services To Usher In New Clients

    5 Services To Usher In New Clients

    Discover ways in which advisors are increasingly choosing to promote their businesses.
  48. After-Tax Balance Rules For Retirement Accounts

    After-Tax Balance Rules For Retirement Accounts

    Accumulating post-tax assets can work to your advantage. Find out how.
  49. Changes In Tax Legislation And Regulation

    Changes In Tax Legislation And Regulation

    Keeping on top of these amendments can help you avoid penalties and take advantage of benefits.
  50. New Retirement Plan Limits For 2011

    New Retirement Plan Limits For 2011

    New changes to the law can have a huge impact on your nest egg.
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