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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. Insolvency

    Persons or businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations are insolvent.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Understanding Supply-Side Economics

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

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

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

    When you hear the term “head of household,” what comes to mind? The breadwinner? The main source of household income? Unfortunately, ...
  12. 7 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    These seven tax breaks are all too easy to overlook.
  13. 6 Tax Deductions That Might Get You Audited

    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 ...
  14. 5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

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

    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 ...
  16. Tax Identification Number (TIN)

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

    With a CRUT, art collectors can avoid capital gains taxes on the sale of art– while also leaving their favorite charity a ...
  18. 5 Surprising Hazards of Being an Executor

    How to avoid 5 surprising hazards of being the executor of an estate.
  19. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

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

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  21. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Republican Wins in 2016

    Discover the five most likely economic changes the United States can expect if a Republican wins the presidential election ...
  22. Section 1231 Property

    Section 1231 property is depreciable business property that’s held for a year or longer.
  23. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Democrat Wins in 2016

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

    Businesses use IRS form W-9 to gather information from vendors they hire as independent contractors.
  25. 6 Personal Finance Tips to Start 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A tax return is the form or forms used to file income taxes with the IRS.
  32. Withholding Allowance

    A withholding allowance is an exemption employees claim that reduces the income tax withheld from their paychecks.
  33. Widow’s Exemption

    A widow’s exemption generally refers to the amount a widow can deduct from her taxable income to reduce her tax burden.
  34. Top 10 Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  35. Nanny Tax

    A nanny tax is a federal tax imposed on people who hire household help.
  36. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or the FDCPA, prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices ...
  37. When Is Dual Citizenship Not A Good Idea?

    There are many ways to become a dual citizen, and doing so offers certain benefits. But there are a few disadvantages, as ...
  38. Are Your Job Search Expenses Deductible?

    Looking for a job can be expensive. While some of the costs can be deducted, the IRS will not blindly sign off on them.
  39. How To Prevent A Tax Hit When Selling A Rental Property

    Rental property ownership has its benefits but when selling you can face a big tax hit. Thankfully there are ways to reduce ...
  40. These Are the 5 Financial Products/Services the Ultra-Rich Care About

    Learn about the financial products and services that wealthy individuals make use of to cater to their planning and wealth ...
  41. What's a Debtor?

    A debtor​ is an individual or company that owes money.
  42. Your Guide To Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy triggers an automatic stay that forbids businesses from collecting on your debt, or suing ...
  43. How IRA Dividends Are Taxed

    Money in an IRA isn’t taxed until retirement, but its funds receive different tax treatment once money is withdrawn.
  44. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

    If you’re worried medical expenses could overwhelm you, there are some thing you can do to ease your concerns.
  45. Are catch-up contributions included in the 415 limit?

    Learn about IRC section 415 limit and why catch-up contributions are not included. Learn about current 401(k) contribution ...
  46. Earnings Stripping

    Earnings Stripping is a commonly-used tactic by multinationals to escape high domestic taxation by using interest deductions ...
  47. Skinny Down Distribution

    Skinny down distribution is corporate practice of slimming down a large domestic corporation's assets and profits in order ...
  48. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    When you pay less than the minimum monthly payment on your credit cards, you become delinquent.
  49. Bringing Over $10K to the Philippines? Not So Fast

    There are many reasons why you might need to go to the Philippines with more than $10,000. If you do, follow these guidelines ...
  50. Are UTMA accounts escheatable?

    Find out whether your UTMA account can be escheated, the basics of escheatment and who is responsible for maintaining account ...
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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