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  1. Measuring the Benefits of Home Ownership

    Home ownership comes with benefits and risks. Both must be considered before you sign on the dotted line.
  2. Disposable Income

    Disposable income is the amount of money that households have available for spending and saving after income taxes have been ...
  3. Statutory Employee

    A statutory employee is an independent contractor that is treated as an employee for tax withholding purposes if they meet ...
  4. Tax Deductible Interest

    The tax deductible interest is a borrowing expense that a taxpayer can claim on a federal or state tax return to reduce taxable ...
  5. Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

    The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is an association of financial professionals that work for the U.S. Government ...
  6. Auditing Standards Board (ASB)

    The Auditing Standards Board (ASB), part of the AICPA, issues guidelines and rule pronouncements that CPAs must adhere to ...
  7. How to Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to increase your spending money.
  8. Private Annuity

    A private annuity is an agreement in which an annuitant transfers property to an obligor in exchange for payments for the ...
  9. Split Payroll

    Split payroll is method of paying employees who are on international assignments in which pay is divided between local and ...
  10. Fiscal Drag

    Fiscal drag refers to a situation where a government's net fiscal position does not meet the net savings goals of the private ...
  11. Self-Employed Person

    A self-employed person is an independent contractor or sole proprietor who reports income earned from self-employment.
  12. How To Rollover A 401(k) To A New Employer

    You CAN take it with you.. Find out what to do when you switch employers and what becomes of your 401(k) plan. Learn exactly ...
  13. 5 Reasons to be Skeptical of UTMA Accounts

    There are several good reasons why Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA) accounts may not be the best way to give money to ...
  14. Non-Accountable Plan

    A non-accountable plan is a way to provide employees with an allowance for business expenses or travel that does not need ...
  15. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is a tax law that compels US citizens at home and abroad to file annual reports on ...
  16. Breadwinner

    A breadwinner is the primary or sole income earner in a household. Breadwinners, by contributing the largest portion of household ...
  17. Using Your IRA to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

    Cashing in an IRA to pay for outstanding credit card debt may not be the best solution however if it is the only solution ...
  18. Are personal loans tax deductible?

    Find out whether interest on personal loans is tax deductible and what types of loan interest can be used to reduce your ...
  19. What is the difference between a state income tax and a federal income tax?

    Learn the difference between state income tax and federal income tax based on tax rates, deductions, tax credits and taxable ...
  20. How do IRS Forms 1040EZ and 1040A differ?

    Anyone can file Form 1040; however, you have to meet certain requirements to use 1040EZ or 1040A. Learn more about the difference ...
  21. The Purpose of the W-9 Form

    The W-9 form provides key data your clients need if you're an independent contractor. Just be sure you're not really an employee ...
  22. Pay As You Earn (PAYE)

    Pay As You Earn (PAYE) refers either to a system of income tax withholding by employers, or an income-based system for student ...
  23. Qualified Dividend

    A qualified dividend is a type of dividend subject to capital gains tax rates that are lower than the income tax rates applied ...
  24. Married Filing Separately

    Married filing separately is a taxg status for married couples who choose to record their incomes, exemptions and deductions ...
  25. Income Exclusion Rule

    An income exclusion rule sets aside certain types of income as nontaxable.
  26. Make ex-dividends work for you

    Learn what happens to the market value of a share of stock when it goes "ex" and why. Find out how to keep your dividends ...
  27. Registered Retirement Savings Plan Deduction Limit

    Registered Retirement Savings Plan Deduction Limit is the maximum sum Canada allows taxpayers to deduct from their income ...
  28. Qualified Retirement Plan

    A qualified retirement plan meets the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a) and is therefore eligible to receive ...
  29. Home-equity loans: What you need to know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative to other financing options.
  30. Retirement Living: Renting vs. Home Ownership

    There are many things to consider when deciding whether to own a home or rent after you retire.
  31. IRS Publication 590: Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)

    IRS Publication 590: Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) refers to an IRS document that outlines rules for individual ...
  32. Changes to 529 Plans Offer Advantages

    With changes to tax law and 529 plan rules, these educational savings tools are even more valuable. Here are some old and ...
  33. Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC)

    A Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC) is a deferred annuity funded with an investment from a qualified retirement ...
  34. Transportation Expenses

    Transportation expenses are costs incurred by an employee or self-employed taxpayer while away from home in a travel status ...
  35. Credit Shelter Trust - CST

    A Credit Shelter Trust allows a surviving spouse to pass on assets to his or her children estate-tax free.
  36. Repatriable

    Repatriable means that a financial asset is capable of being moved from a foreign country and returned to its country of ...
  37. Principal Residence

    A principal residence is the main home that a person inhabits and uses for the majority of the time.
  38. Phantom Income

    Phantom income is money that is never received by a partnership or individual but is still taxable.
  39. Joint Return

    A joint return is a U.S. income tax return that reports the combined tax liability of married or recently widowed taxpayers.
  40. Real-Life Examples of Student Loan Mistakes

    Here are some real-life examples of why it pays to research and make the right decisions about repaying your student loans.
  41. Finding the Right Student Loan Repayment Plan for You

    It's important to understand each type of student loan repayment plan and potential tax implications of debt forgiveness.
  42. 4 Alternatives to Borrowing or Withdrawing Retirement Funds

    Borrowing money from your retirement funds can set you back in achieving your savings goals. Here are four other ways to ...
  43. Who Loses Under the New Tax Provisions? Homeowners

    The tax code overhaul reduces the tax advantages of owning a home.
  44. How restricted stock and restricted stock units (RSUs) are taxed

    Find out how restricted stock and restricted stock units (RSUs), which are forms of executive compensation, work and how ...
  45. How To Make Your First $1 Million

    It is easier to become a millionaire now than at any time before. While you won't be buying islands, it is still a goal worth ...
  46. Backup Withholding

    A backup withholding is a type of tax levied on investment income when the investor withdraws those funds.
  47. The Pros and Cons of 529 College Savings Plans

    Saving for a child's education via a 529 plan has major advantages as well as some complexities.
  48. Income In Respect Of A Decedent - IRD

    Income in Respect of a Decedent (IRD) is untaxed income that a decedent earned or was meant to receive before death.
  49. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A Family Limited Partnership (FLP) allows family members to own shares of a family business while securing estate and gift ...
  50. Member of Household

    A member of household may be considered as such if the individual resides in the home during a full tax year.
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