Tax Policy

  1. What IRS Form 990 Tells About a Nonprofit

    Want a picture of an organization's activities? This annual form, open to the public, ...
  2. The 3 Most Common 401k Rollover Mistakes

    No one is born knowing the tax rules for 401(k)s and IRAs, but only dummies, scaredy ...
  3. Top Reasons to File Separately When Married

    Most of the time, it makes sense for couples to file their taxes jointly. Except ...
  4. What IRS Form 1023 Is Used For

    To be treated as a tax-exempt organization, start by filling out this form.
  5. Late with Your Taxes? Grab IRS Form 4868

    Fill out this form to get a few more months to file your tax return. But remember, ...
  6. What IRS Form 8949 Is For

    Selling a painting or that lake property? Disposing of your fossil fuel stocks? You ...
  1. Understanding Taxation On Leveraged ETFs

    Read about the potential tax implications for investors of leveraged exchange-traded ...
  2. Does it Make Sense to Have an MLP in an IRA?

    Here's why MLPs should — and shouldn't — be considered for an IRA.
  3. MLPs: How They Are Taxed

    The advantages of MLPs outweigh the disadvantages, especially if you play your cards ...
  4. Pros and Cons of Master Limited Partnerships

    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  5. The Basics Of The New Exchange-Traded Mutual ...

    We explore how NASDAQ's new product exchange-traded mutual funds work, their benefits, ...
  6. How Mutual Funds Are Taxed in the U.S.

    A look at how mutual funds are taxed and how investors can be more tax efficient. ...
  1. Are spousal Social Security benefits taxable?

    Learn about when your Social Security spousal benefits may be taxable, including income thresholds for individuals and those ...
  2. What is the Social Security tax rate?

    Learn what the Social Security tax rate is, how it has evolved over the years, what is future may hold and a common complaint ...
  3. What is the Social Security administration responsible for?

    Learn about the Social Security Administration's main responsibilities along with its history, structure and social safety ...
  4. How is Social Security tax calculated?

    Find out how Social Security tax withholding is calculated, including the impact of the Medicare tax and the maximum taxable ...
  1. Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying

    An experienced tax preparer can usually sense when a customer is providing fraudulent ...
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