Taxes

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  1. See-Through Trust

    A see-through trust is treated as the beneficiary of an individual retirement account (IRA).
  2. Asset Protection Trust

    An asset protection trust is a vehicle for holding an individual's assets to shield them from creditors.
  3. Direct Transfer

    A direct transfer is a transfer of assets from one type of tax-deferred retirement plan or account to another.
  4. Tax Lien Foreclosure

    Tax lien foreclosure is the sale of a property resulting from the property owner's failure to pay tax liabilities.
  5. Convenience of Employer Test

    The convenience of employer test is used to determine whether home-office expenses or other work-related expenses paid by ...
  6. Self-Employment Tax

    Self-employment tax is the imposed tax that a small business owner must pay to the federal government to fund Medicare and ...
  7. Gift in Trust

    A gift in trust is an indirect bequest of assets to a beneficiary by means of a special legal and fiduciary arrangement.
  8. Is there a difference between capital gains and dividend income?

    Selling something for a profit leads to capital gains. A payment made by a corporations to stockholders is a dividend. Both ...
  9. Cash-and-Stock Dividend

    A cash-and-stock dividend contains a portion of cash and a portion of stock combined into the same dividend payout.
  10. Back Taxes

    Back taxes are taxes that have been partially or fully unpaid in the year that they were due. Taxpayers can have unpaid back ...
  11. Home Office Expense

    Home office expenses are expenses incurred by the operation of a business within a home.
  12. Inheritance

    An inheritance is all or part of a person's estate/assets that is given to an heir once the person is deceased.
  13. Taking the Fun out of Tax Refunds

    Getting a tax refund isn't really the big windfall it seems to be. Here's why.
  14. Tax Service Fee

    A tax service fee is a legitimate closing cost that is assessed and collected by a lender to ensure that mortgagors pay their ...
  15. Exoneration

    Exoneration means to free someone from blame; in the financial realm, exoneration usually means to relieve someone of a financial ...
  16. Insolvency

    Insolvency is a situation in which an individual or organization can not pay off its bills and debts.
  17. Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy is the legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts.
  18. Moving Retirement Plan Assets: How To Avoid Mistakes

    Sometimes things go wrong in a simple transfer of funds. Make sure you know how to avoid penalties.
  19. Marital Trust

    A marital trust is a fiduciary relationship between a trustor and trustee for the benefit of a surviving spouse and the married ...
  20. 408(k) Plan

    A 408(k) plan is a retirement plan that an employer sets up for its employees to help them save.
  21. Agency by Necessity

    Agency by necessity is a type of relationship in which one party can make essential decisions for another party.
  22. Statutory Debt Limit

    The statutory debt limit, also called the debt ceiling, is the limit to the amount that the U.S. government can borrow to ...
  23. Tax-Free Savings Account - TFSA

    The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is an account that does not apply taxes on any contributions, interest earned, dividends, ...
  24. Bank Levy

    A bank levy is a UK tax on banks, forcing them to pay government taxes over and above any normal corporate taxes they may ...
  25. Using a 529 Plan to Reduce Your State Taxes

    Even if you aren't able to fund your child's entire education, using a 529 plan may still be useful when it comes to your ...
  26. Capital Gains Tax

    A capital gains tax is a tax for capital gains incurred by individuals and corporations from the sale of certain types of ...
  27. Fixed and Variable Rate Allowance (FAVR)

    The Fixed and Variable Rate Allowance (FAVR) is a way of reimbursing employees who use their own or leased vehicles for work-related ...
  28. Tax Deduction

    A tax deduction lowers a person’s tax liability by lowering his taxable income.
  29. Student Loan Interest Deduction

    A student loan interest deduction is a tax deduction for interest paid on post-secondary education loans during the tax year ...
  30. Measuring the Benefits of Home Ownership

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

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

    A statutory employee is an independent contractor that is treated as an employee for tax withholding purposes if they meet ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

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

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

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

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

    Split payroll is method of paying employees who are on international assignments in which pay is divided between local and ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Self-Employed Person

    A self-employed person is an independent contractor or sole proprietor who reports income earned from self-employment.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Breadwinner

    A breadwinner is the primary or sole income earner in a household. Breadwinners, by contributing the largest portion of household ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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