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null Getty Are interest rates heading to zero in the US? Or, dare I say, negative range? I don’t think so. But if they do, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are going to absolutely skyrocket. This year-to-date has been a sneak preview. Most REITs have seen their valuations expand with the market rally, but we
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses benefit estimates on Social Security statements, switching to spousal after retirement benefits, the earnings test and survivor’s benefits, Medicare qualification and the possibility and advisability of filing retroactively for spousal benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic
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Top officials from the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Institute of Management Accountants and the International Federation of Accountants met in New York to discuss what steps they can take to enhance integrated reporting to provide better information on sustainability and other non-financial matters. “IMA is pleased to be a leader in transforming corporate reporting
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Three senators have reintroduced a bill that would exempt small broker-dealers from the expanded audit requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and reinstate looser auditing requirements. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., reintroduced the Small Business Audit Correction Act last week to give regulatory relief to
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Today the OECD Secretariat released a consultation document on the Secretariat’s proposal for a global minimum tax under Pillar 2 of the project to address the tax challenges of digitalization. The proposal raises a number of questions and will require significant work by the Inclusive Framework to get to a coherent proposal that does not
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Throughout the 2020 presidential election cycle, many Democratic candidates have suggested raising tax rates on corporations and individuals to address income inequality in the United States. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has proposed returning the corporate rate to 35 percent and imposing a wealth tax in her “Medicare for All” plan. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is
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Getty It’s benefits season, and that means employees are making mistakes that will cost them in headaches and dollars. “You really have to sit down and pay attention to your benefits like you never had to before,” says Judith Wethall, an employee benefits lawyer with McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago. It’s complicated enough if
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Leaders of tax enforcement authorities from the U.S., Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom met this week to discuss ways to deal with tax crimes and tax evasion, particularly involving cryptocurrency. The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement from the five countries, known as the J5, brought together investigators, cryptocurrency experts and data
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Plan to Send gifts to suppliers, clients and partners? Make sure they are in the same condition as they were when you packed them. You’ll find this vital in maintaining quality professional relationships. Afterall, who wants to receive a broken gift? How to Ship a Gift Taking care when shipping and packing gifts meant for
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Canopy founder and CEO Kurt Avarell stepped down Thursday as the tax software company laid off 73 employees, after cutbacks earlier this year. Chief revenue officer Jordan Ray will become interim CEO. In March, Canopy laid off approximately 100 employees, or around a third of its full-time workforce, according to a spokesperson. Prior to the
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Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse look on before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), November 27, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images Disney shares jumped Friday as excitement around the media giant’s streaming service overshadowed a sharp profit decline
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Rich Preece has left Intuit after a 17-year tenure. His final role was as senior vice president and head of customer success for the small business and self-employed group; his first was as marketing manager for ProSeries. Neither Preece nor his new employer have announced where he will be going yet, although Preece did say
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