Tax Terminology

  1. Tax Efficient Strategies for Mutual Funds

    Before you sell mutual fund shares, consider these tax strategies first.
  2. Using Tax-Loss Harvesting to Keep Your Gains

    Harvesting tax losses is a key skill that investors can use to keep more of their ...
  3. How Does Depreciation Reduce My Tax Bill?

    How the depreciation tax rule can assist real estate investors.
  4. I Maxed Out My IRA! Now What?

    You've contributed your annual maximum to your IRA. Well done! But you need to save ...
  5. How Does a Tax-Free Exchange Work?

    In regards to the sale of property, particularly in real estate, a 1031 exchange ...
  6. Advisors: Warn Clients About These Audit Triggers

    There are several factors that may increase the risk of an audit, especially with ...
  1. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  2. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and ...
  1. What are some of the arguments against a value added tax (VAT)?

    Discover some of the arguments against a value-added tax. Like other tax systems, the value-added tax has strengths and weaknesses.
  2. What are the differences between regressive, proportional and progressive taxes?

    Understand the differences between the most common tax systems including regressive taxes, proportional taxes and progressive ...
  3. What's the difference between the marginal tax rate system and a flat tax?

    Find out about the difference between marginal tax rates and flat taxes. Gain insights on both systems and the arguments ...
  4. Is the marginal tax rate a progressive tax?

    Learn how the marginal tax rate is a progressive tax that takes a higher percentage of income tax from high-income earners ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Gross Profit

    A company's total revenue (equivalent to total sales) minus the cost of goods sold. Gross profit is the profit a company ...
  2. Revenue

    The amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned ...
  3. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
  4. Operating Cost

    Expenses associated with the maintenance and administration of a business on a day-to-day basis.
  5. Cost Of Funds

    The interest rate paid by financial institutions for the funds that they deploy in their business. The cost of funds is one ...
  6. Cost Accounting

    A type of accounting process that aims to capture a company's costs of production by assessing the input costs of each step ...
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