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  1. Why You Should Front-Load Your 529 Plan

    If you can, take advantage of a little-known tax break and front-load your 529 plan to maximize the effect of compounding. ...
  2. Qualifying Relative

    A qualifying relative is a person who can be designated a dependent for tax purposes if they were financially supported by ...
  3. Additional Child Tax Credit

    The Additional Child Tax Credit is the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit that can be claimed by families who owe ...
  4. Accounting

    Accounting is the systematic and comprehensive recording of financial transactions pertaining to a business.
  5. Understanding 'Per Diem'

    Per diem is one method for reimbursing employees for business-travel expenses.
  6. What You Should Know About Gay Marriage Tax Benefits

    Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples can now take advantage of gay marriage tax benefits or may end up paying ...
  7. Why is Switzerland considered a tax haven?

    Although Switzerland is no longer a place to “hide” money, it still offers the wealthy some benefits for living and keeping ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. The Difference Between Tax Preparation and Tax Planning

    Knowing the different between tax planning and tax preparation, and finding the right professional can save you money come ...
  10. How to File Your Child's First Income Tax Return

    Use this quick parental guide to help your child learn the tax-filing process and establish good habits.
  11. The Tax Benefits of Having a Spouse

    Being married offers many tax benefits, including those who provide family support while the other spouse works at an income-producing ...
  12. RMD Strategies: How to Avoid Drawing Down Money

    Required minimum distributions are a part of life for 401(K) or individual retirement account holders once they hit 70.5. ...
  13. 10 Taxable Items That May Surprise You

    Here are 10 surprising items you need to pay taxes on if you don't want the IRS knocking on your door come tax time.
  14. The Fundamentals of Spousal Support Taxation

    The type of spousal support paid after a divorce can have varying tax implications. Learn how to settle on the best tax solution ...
  15. Coming Soon: A Bigger Paycheck

    Changes are coming to your paycheck in 2018. The 2017 tax bill will likely result in lower withholding amounts and more money ...
  16. Estate Planning for Canadians

    To ensure that your assets are distributed correctly, you will need a last will, and may want to consider a living will a ...
  17. SEP Account: Jessica Perez

    CEO and Founder of Tycoon, Jessica Perez, shares why "SEP Account" is her favorite financial term.
  18. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that filing a joint return is always best for both of you.
  19. How is taxation treated during a company spinoff?

    Learn how the potential tax implications of a spinoff can affect both parent and subsidiary companies and how taxes may be ...
  20. How a Tax-Efficient Financial Advisor Can Help You

    To grow your wealth it’s best to find an advisor with investment and tax expertise.
  21. How do same-year tax deductions work for capital expenditures?

    Understand the meaning of capital expenditures, and learn what the implications are for companies resulting from tax laws ...
  22. 7 Steps to Navigating Net Unrealized Appreciation

    There are several tax strategies to use when it comes to stock positions in your work retirement plan, including net unrealized ...
  23. Withdrawal Credits, Pension Plan

    Withdrawal credits refers to the portion of an individual’s assets in a pension that the employee is entitled to withdraw ...
  24. Earnings Withholding Order

    An earnings withholding order is a court document requiring an employer to garnish an employee’s wages to settle a judgment.
  25. Exemption Trust

    An exemption trust helps minimize or eliminate federal estate taxes on a married couple's estate. The trust holds the assets ...
  26. Gross Estate

    Gross estate is the gross value of a person's estate at the time of their death before liabilities such as outstanding debt ...
  27. Charitable Lead Trust

    A charitable lead trust is designed to reduce a beneficiary's taxable income by first donating a portion of the trust's income ...
  28. Qualifying Domestic Trust - QDOT

    A Qualifying Domestic Trust (QDOT) allows taxpayers who are not U.S. citizens to claim the marital deduction for estate-tax ...
  29. Gift Splitting

    Gift splitting is a taxation rule that allows a married couple to split a gift's total value between them, allowing them ...
  30. Group Life Insurance

    Group life insurance is offered by an employer or other large-scale entity, such an association or labor organization, to ...
  31. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

    An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a legal term for a secondary house or apartment that shares the building lot of a primary ...
  32. 341 Meeting

    A 341 meeting is a meeting of creditors that takes place after a debtor files chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  33. Why Designations Matter When Choosing An Advisor

    Here’s how to understand the different types of professionals with the title financial advisor and what their designations ...
  34. Intaxification

    Intaxification is the feeling of satisfaction and joy that a person feels upon receiving their tax refund.
  35. The Automatic Millionaire: PAGES

    Entrepreneur and top model Jessica Perez tells Investopedia why David Bach's "The Automatic Millionaire" is her favorite ...
  36. Corporate Lien

    A corporate lien is a claim made against a business for outstanding debt owed to another business or tax obligations owed ...
  37. Baccalaureate Bond

    A baccalaureate bond is a tax-free, state-issued, zero-coupon bond that pays interest at maturity and helps families save ...
  38. U.S. Savings Bond Adjustment

    U.S. savings bond adjustment describes a change in the amount of interest income that’s been reported on a savings bond in ...
  39. Debt Fatigue

    Debt fatigue is when a debtor becomes overwhelmed by the amount of debt incurred and the seeming futility of the debt repayment ...
  40. American Taxpayer Relief Act Of 2012

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed in response to the approaching combination of spending cuts and tax hikes ...
  41. Substitute Return

    A substitute return is a tax filing that the IRS will create for a taxpayer in order to preliminarily calculate the tax due.
  42. IRS Publication 1244: Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer

    RS Publication 1244 is a document published by the IRS that details how employees are to keep track of and report income ...
  43. Widow's Exemption

    A widow's exemption is one of several forms of state or federal tax relief available to a widowed spouse in the period following ...
  44. IRS Publication 463: Travel, Entertainment, Gift, And Car Expenses

    IRS Publication 463 is a document which explains the deductibility of expenses incurred by an individual whose employer has ...
  45. Bankruptcy Financing

    Bankruptcy financing is financing arranged by a company while under the chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
  46. IRS Publication 531

    IRS Publication 531 is a document published by the IRS that details how tipped employees are to report that income for tax ...
  47. Gambling Loss

    A gambling loss is a loss resulting from games of chance or wagers on events with uncertain outcomes (gambling).
  48. Unclaimed Funds

    Unclaimed funds are money and/or other assets whose owner cannot be found.
  49. Nanny Tax

    A nanny tax is a tax that must be paid by people who hire household help, such as a babysitter or maid, and pay them more ...
  50. Bad Debt Recovery

    A bad debt recovery is business debt from a loan, credit line or accounts receivable that is recovered either in whole or ...
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