Month: April 2020

A recent report outlines to what extent OECD countries rely on various tax revenue sources. Today’s map looks at property tax revenue in European OECD countries, which, compared to other types of taxes, accounts for a relatively small share of total tax revenue. In 2018, property taxes accounted on average for only 4.6 percent of tax
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Ariel Investments co-CEO and president Mellody Hobson speaks at the 2017 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Investment expert Mellody Hobson is a firm believer in teaching kids about investing. She’d like it taught at every school in America — even at a young
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An independent audit into Wirecard AG concluded that it was unable to obtain the data needed to confirm past revenues, and criticized the payment processor for internal “shortcomings” and unwillingness by its third-party partners to contribute to the report. As a result, KPMG couldn’t check on revenues of 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in transactions
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General Electric reported Wednesday a steep declines in first-quarter revenue and earnings as the industrial giant took a hit amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The company posted a total revenue of $20.524 billion, which represents a year-over-year decline of 8%. GE Industrial profits fell 46% year over year to $1.096 billion from $2.017 billion. On an
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The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is delaying its Special Enrollment Examination tests for Enrolled Agents due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic shutting down its testing centers. “Because test centers are closed, the 2020-2021 test window will not start on May 1,” the IRS said in a statement Wednesday. “Those candidates who already
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The federal government initially reacted to the coronavirus crisis by enacting three legislative responses: first, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, then the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and finally, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, all of which provide a mix of myriad benefits. And at press time,
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Jim Cramer Scott Mlyn | CNBC CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that positive news from Gilead Sciences about a potential treatment for the coronavirus marked a turning point in the fight against Covid-19. “What I regard this as is the beginning of the end of the true nightmare, which is that it’s a death sentence,” Cramer said on
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This week’s map looks at another barrier to business and consumer recovery: capital stock taxes. These taxes impair economic growth in the best of times, but during an economic contraction they are particularly harmful to businesses struggling to remain viable. As many businesses may need time to return to profitability after the crisis, states should
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Cyber-safety at home; next for PPP and other relief; IDs not confidential; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. What a tool Intuit Tax Pro Center (https://proconnect.intuit.com/taxprocenter/): Tax professionals will want to know about a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments. Launched by the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS,
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Investors should look to sectors that lately have been “completely eviscerated” as the U.S. economy seeks to recover from the coronavirus crisis, Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson told CNBC on Tuesday.  “We’re bullish overall, and we just think there’s more upside in potentially some of the laggard areas,” Wilson said on “Fast Money.” “That’s not saying anything bad
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Image Source | Getty Images When it comes to coronavirus stimulus checks, many say $1,200 isn’t enough. Millions of those one-time payments are still on their way to Americans. The coronavirus shutdown, however, could have economic effects for months. Now, political leaders are turning to proposals for putting more income in Americans’ hands. “Others have
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