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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Tax Return

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

    A withholding allowance is an exemption employees claim that reduces the income tax withheld from their paychecks.
  5. 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.
  6. Top 10 Personal Finance Stories of 2015

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

    A nanny tax is a federal tax imposed on people who hire household help.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. What's a Debtor?

    A debtor​ is an individual or company that owes money.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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    Money in an IRA isn’t taxed until retirement, but its funds receive different tax treatment once money is withdrawn.
  16. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

    If you’re worried medical expenses could overwhelm you, there are some thing you can do to ease your concerns.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Earnings Stripping

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

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

    When you pay less than the minimum monthly payment on your credit cards, you become delinquent.
  21. 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 ...
  22. Are UTMA accounts escheatable?

    Find out whether your UTMA account can be escheated, the basics of escheatment and who is responsible for maintaining account ...
  23. Are Cafeteria plans subject to FICA, ERISA or FUTA?

    Find out whether cafeteria plans are subject to ERISA, what they offer to employees and which benefits are subject to FICA ...
  24. Are IRS audits random?

    Learn about how the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducts its tax audits based on random selection, document matching ...
  25. Can the IRS audit you after a refund?

    Learn how the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can conduct a tax audit even after a taxpayer was issued a tax refund in ...
  26. Does the IRS report to credit bureaus?

    Understand the relationship between the IRS and the various major credit bureaus. Learn how credit bureaus find out about ...
  27. Does the IRS charge interest on penalties?

    Understand whether or not the IRS charges interest on penalties. Learn about the types of penalties that can be assessed ...
  28. Can the IRS take your house?

    Understand why a person would have his home seized by the IRS and what he can do to avoid it. Learn about the seizure process ...
  29. Can the IRS garnish wages?

    Discover how the IRS can legally take most of your paycheck to satisfy any debt from back taxes, leaving you with just enough ...
  30. How can I file a complaint to the IRS?

    Learn about the filing processes for different types of complaints, and how forms for each complaint must be filled out and ...
  31. Are shares of stock escheatable?

    Learn how states can legally claim ownership of your shares of stock, and how to avoid the hassle and possible substantial ...
  32. Are stock accounts escheatable?

    Learn how stock accounts can be escheated and how the title of the account is transferred to the state which holds it until ...
  33. Are gift cards escheatable?

    Learn about gift cards and how they become unclaimed property after a certain period of time and how they can be escheatable ...
  34. What can 529A funds be used for?

    Learn how funds under a 529A plan can be used for various qualified disability expenses, such as medical expenses, home care, ...
  35. U.S. Budget Deficit Lowest in 8 Years

    Last week, The Treasury Department reported that the U.S. budget deficit narrowed to $439 billion for the fiscal year that ...
  36. What are the limitations of 529A accounts?

    Learn the limitations of 529A plans, such as tax consequences and penalties, limited investment options, irrevocable contributions ...
  37. Can you have more than one 529A account?

    Learn how a disabled person can open one 529A account, which can be used to cover various expenses associated with improving ...
  38. 6 Tax Breaks That Anyone Can Claim

    Many can be applied to an individual’s return, and you don’t need to be a financial genius to claim them. Here are six credits ...
  39. Default Risk

    Default risk is the chance that companies or individuals will be unable to pay their debts.
  40. Your 6 Worst Financial Mistakes

    Here are six financial mistakes you may be making, and a viable alternative for each.
  41. Corporate Tax

    A corporate tax is a tax levied on the profits a corporation generates.
  42. Tax Base

    A tax base is the value of assets, investments or income streams that a government can tax.
  43. Bad Debt

    Bad debt is money a company or lender is owed, but is unable to collect.
  44. 5 Cities the Ultra-Rich Are Moving to

    Learn the top five cities worldwide that are attracting the most high-net-worth individuals, and discover factors that make ...
  45. How Shackling Offshore Banks Will Impact You

    FATCA regulations have cast a wide net on offshore banking activities, and many innocent account holders might get caught ...
  46. Laffer Curve

    The Laffer Curve is a graph that shows how changes in tax rates can influence economic growth.
  47. Will my credit score suffer from debt consolidation or refinancing?

    Learn how different debt relief options – consolidation, settlement, credit counseling and bankruptcy – could affect your ...
  48. Fiscal Cliff

    The fiscal cliff refers to a scenario on December 31, 2012, in which the Bush-era tax cuts were set to expire.
  49. Are dividends considered passive or ordinary income?

    Find out why dividends are not considered passive income and why some dividends are subject to a reduced tax rate based on ...
  50. How Long Bankruptcy Will Affect You

    How long will the sad chapter of bankruptcy impact the rest of your life?
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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