Taxes

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin “I’m not looking at a tax cut now. We don’t need it. We have a strong economy,” President Trump said Wednesday. ASSOCIATED PRESS Topline: President Trump said Wednesday he is no longer considering a payroll tax cut, contradicting a Tuesday statement in which he said the
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Serving on the board of directors of a nonprofit can be rewarding, but not if you end up paying for the organization’s tax problems. Your first reaction might be to say what tax problems, for aren’t nonprofits, especially public charities, tax exempt? Not entirely. For example, nonprofits
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Hand holding U.S. passport Getty Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a reminder to taxpayers with significant tax debts that their passports could be at risk. Now, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig has granted a reprieve for some taxpayers. A memo (TAS-13-0819-0014) from Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget Rogers has advised that there is
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The city of Toronto has become a flash point for a global issue that will soon become one of the most divisive, complex legal, regulatory and administrative challenges of the 21st century: smart cities. Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 01, 2019. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Late
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses filing and suspending versus simply delaying filing, how married couples might sequence benefit applications, early retirement benefits before spousal benefits, and how to understand and respond to negative decisions
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses whether filing and suspending is still a viable option, when spousal benefit can be available, when delayed retirement credits are applied to retirement benefit checks, survivors eligibility for Medicare
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Credit: Getty Royalty Free Getty Even though you may be retired, the tax man is ready to take a slice of your Social Security and retirement fund payouts. How can you minimize his cut? Stephen Nelson, a wealth manager at Aldrich Wealth in Carlsbad, Calif., has some very good advice here: Larry Light: With boomers
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A job seeker shakes hands with a representative during a Hiring Our Heroes career fair in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its new state level employment report on August 16, 2019. Photographer: Allison Hess/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP The federal government just released its
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Few parts of the tax code seem to generate more widespread misunderstanding than the rules for selling a home. At least, that’s been my experience. The rules are fairly simple, as least compared to most of the tax code. Yet, there’s a lot of misinformation floating around. One problem seems to be that many people
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Masses of vehicles on November 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Patrick Gorski/NurPhoto Economists love carbon taxes. According to polls, so do roughly two-thirds of Americans. Yet voters in one of the bluest states in the nation, Washington State, twice rejected a carbon levy in recent years. What’s going
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HSA (Health Savings Accounts) can be a tax-efficient way to save for future health care expenditures Getty Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) might be the single most powerful tax-advantaged savings vehicle in the IRS tax code. You can deduct contributions, experience tax-deferred gains and withdraw money tax free for qualified tax expenditures. It’s essentially a no-tax
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Getty The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a reminder to taxpayers with significant tax debts: reach out now to avoid losing your passport. On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act,” became law. Under the FAST Act, the State Department can yank passports from delinquent taxpayers after notification from the IRS
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