Taxes

  1. What are the most common deferred tax assets used by individuals?

    Use these deferred tax assets to reduce your tax liability and grow your assets simultaneously. Discover the most common ...
  2. Should I use a deferred tax asset for all of my retirement funds?

    Look outside tax-deferred accounts for retirement savings that are worthwhile now and later. Invest a portion in after-tax ...
  3. What types of regulations are in place regarding fringe benefits?

    Read about the types of regulations that impact employee fringe benefits in the United States, including benefits mandated ...
  4. How is a deferred tax asset taxed?

    Find out how the IRS and FASB treat deferred tax assets, which a company can recognize in order to reduce its future tax ...
  5. After Poor Performance, Now a Mutual Fund Tax Hit?

    If the performance of mutual funds in 2014 wasn't bad enough, here comes a tax hit from liquidations.
  6. What deductions, credits and exemptions depend on gross income calculations?

    Understand what deductions, exemptions and tax credits are dependent on the gross income calculation and how these determine ...
  7. Is there any way to opt out of paying Social Security?

    Understand more about the purpose of the Social Security system and learn which groups of taxpayers are automatically exempt ...
  8. How are taxes treated in the consumer price index (CPI)?

    Discover how various taxes are treated, either included or excluded, in the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, and how this affects ...
  9. What assets are taxable and what assets are not taxable?

    Adjust your taxable income by understanding what assets the IRS taxes. Learn about legal strategies to lower tax liability ...
  10. What is the best method of calculating depreciation for tax reporting purposes?

    Learn the best method for calculating depreciation for tax reporting purposes according to generally accepted accounting ...
  11. Value-Added Tax (VAT)

    Value-added tax, or VAT, is a tax on the added value of a good as it moves through the supply chain to the end consumer. ...
  12. Who is exempt from paying Social Security taxes?

    Learn about the groups of people who qualify for exemption from Social Security taxes, and explore the process of applying ...
  13. Can you write variable costs off your taxes?

    Learn if you can deduct variable or fixed costs from your business taxes and learn more about business deductions, cost of ...
  14. What are the tax incentives or disincentives to vertical integration?

    Merging companies through vertical integration can provide companies in the United States with a marginally advantageous ...
  15. Are arm's length transactions always better than transactions not at arm's length?

    Transactions not at arm's length have real tax and other consequences for individuals and businesses, but they are not necessarily ...
  16. What are the best ways to lower my taxable income?

    Paying taxes is an unavoidable obligation each year, but individuals and business owners can take advantage of various strategies ...
  17. Are taxes calculated in operating cash flow?

    Learn how taxes are involved with the calculations for operating cash flow, and find out about the importance of operational ...
  18. Avoid The No-Health-Insurance Penalty By Feb 15

    If you don't have health insurance, act NOW or you could owe penalties on your 2015 taxes, in addition to this year's.
  19. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  20. Corporate Tax Inversion

    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  21. Multiple Accounts? Here's How to Calculate RMDs

    Ever wondered about how to calculate required minimum distributions on multiple accounts? Here's a quick primer.
  22. How To Deduct All Of Your Charitable Donations?

    Donations made to charitable organizations can reduce your taxable income, thus your overall tax bill. But not all donations ...
  23. How are an employee's fringe benefits taxed?

    Discover how receiving fringe benefits can increase total compensation for employees and how it is important to understand ...
  24. What is Value-Added Tax (VAT) and who pays it?

    Learn about the definition of value-added tax, the necessary circumstances that require a business to pay it and when a business ...
  25. What are the differences among gross income, adjusted gross income and modified adjusted ...

    Discover how calculating total taxable income is easier when gross income, adjusted gross income and modified adjusted gross ...
  26. What is the difference between gross income and earned income?

    Being able to distinguish between earned income and gross income is an important tool in preparing for and filing your individual ...
  27. What is the difference between gross income and taxable income?

    Understanding common tax terms including gross income and taxable income can help individuals navigate tax accounting in ...
  28. Where Your Clients Should Retire (For Tax Reasons)

    Are your clients asking where they should retire? That's a tough call, but here we cover the tax angle.
  29. Using the Dividend Discount Model

    The dividend discount model is a way of applying net present value analysis to estimate the future dividends a stock will ...
  30. Can trust funds be activated before the grantor intended?

    Trust law gives the grantor specific rights over the release of assets and therefore it is not possible to change the stipulations ...
  31. If I reinvest my dividends, are they still taxable?

    Take a brief look at how the Internal Revenue Service taxes different kinds of dividends, including taxation on dividends ...
  32. What are the potential pitfalls of owning REITs?

    Learn about pitfalls to investing in REITs, such as investors having to pay income tax, the REIT having to pay property tax ...
  33. What types of revenue are taxable?

    Learn about all the various types of taxable corporate revenue and how different revenues are designated and differentiated ...
  34. Are dividends the best way to make money for retirement?

    Using dividends for retirement income can provide a hedge against a variety of risks, but investors need to be aware of the ...
  35. How are trust fund earnings taxed?

    Trust fund earnings that are distributed are paid by the beneficiary. The trust pays taxes on retained earnings and principal ...
  36. Alert! Last Chance To Max Out Your Retirement Plan

    The end of the year marks the last chance for savers to maximize contributions to their 401(k), 403(b) and other retirement ...
  37. What is the difference between dividends and capital gains?

    Read about some of the differences between dividends and capital gains, the two primary ways of accumulating wealth through ...
  38. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  39. Planning Ahead for 2015's Tax Law Changes

    Increased 401(k) limits can help savers put away more money for retirement in 2015—but some new restrictions are coming for ...
  40. Know The Cost of Living Where You Plan To Retire

    When considering where to live after retiring, it's important to keep in mind the type of taxes that would have to be paid ...
  41. Money-Saving Tax Breaks For College Grads

    Even if you graduate from college with a heavy debt load – especially if you do – use these tax benefits to ease your transition ...
  42. 7 Ways To Minimize Your 2014 Taxes By December 31

    The year's not quite over yet. See whether taking any of these steps would leave you owing less in 2014 taxes, come April.
  43. Understanding Capital Gains

    Capital gain refers to the increase in value of a capital asset or an investment security upon sale. In other words, if you ...
  44. How Might The Affordable Care Act Affect You?

    The Affordable Care Act is the largest change to the tax code in 20 years that could affect you when you file that 2014 tax ...
  45. What's the difference between cost of goods sold (COGS) and cost of sales?

    Explore the difference between the cost of goods sold and cost of sales listed on an income statement, and what types of ...
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    Top fund-raising strategies for nonprofit organizations
  47. What's a Marginal Tax Rate?

    The marginal tax rate is based on a progressive tax system, where tax rates for an individual will increase as income rises. ...
  48. Why should I keep records on my tax-exempt bond transactions?

    Keep your purchase records on all investments, including tax-exempt bonds. Though the interest is tax-free, you may owe taxes ...
  49. What are examples of cost of goods sold (COGS) for businesses that sell through eBay ...

    Read how online retailers that operate through eBay or Etsy can list certain expenses as cost of goods sold and even claim ...
  50. What are some examples of industries that cannot claim cost of goods sold (COGS)?

    Discover which types of businesses are not allowed to list cost of goods sold on their income statement or claim their COGS ...
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