Tax Terminology

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  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. 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 ...
  2. Can the IRS garnish your tax refund?

    Understand whether the IRS can legally garnish a person's tax returns. Learn the priority for garnishing wages for state ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
Hot Definitions
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    A risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. The rationale behind this technique ...
  4. European Union - EU

    A group of European countries that participates in the world economy as one economic unit and operates under one official ...
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    The rapid selling of securities, such as stocks, bonds and commodities. The increase in supply leads to a decline in the ...
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    An acronym for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China combined. It has been speculated that by 2050 these four ...
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