Taxes

WESTERVILLE, OHIO – OCTOBER 15: Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) look on during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019.(Photo by Win Getty Images In a new report, my Urban Institute colleagues have estimated that a full-blown Medicare for All
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I see from the National Review that Beto O’Rourke’s remarks about revoking tax-exempt status of religious institutions such as colleges, churches, etc. for opposing same-sex marriage is still a thing. I’m not going to try to review the response to this remark, which has been epic. My purpose is to get some expert comment into
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Getty The largest dark web child pornography site in the world has been taken down. That was the word today from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, the IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), together with the National Crime
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Since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, taxpayers and preparers have been adjusting strategy to optimize the significant changes of 2018. With one TCJA filing season down, I’ve taken stock of some of the not-so-common tax situations encountered and the strategies developed to work around them this year. While not all-encompassing, this list
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Senator Chuck Grassley in his own letter is cautioning the IRS about Senator Ron Wyden’s letter urging the IRS to investigate the NRA. Wyden refers to a report by the Senate Finance Committee Minority Staff – The NRA And Russia – How A Tax-exempt Organization Became a Foreign Asset. Mariia Butina, leader of a pro-gun
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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 how early retirement benefits can affect later spousal benefits, survivor’s benefits before retirement benefits, the rate of reduction due to taking benefits early, the application of delayed retirement credits
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internet banking network and cryptocurrency concept. Man hand using credit card for trade cryptocurrency. Getty Days after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency, the IRS announced another compliance measure: a checkbox on form 1040. The checkbox, which appears on the early
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Demonstrators against the Republican tax reform bill November 30, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley have a new book that has generated an enormous amount of attention. One key conclusion: The richest 400 families in the US paid an average effective tax
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A judge revealed that Deutsche Bank is not in possession of Trump’s tax returns. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ASSOCIATED PRESS Topline: Deutsche Bank said it doesn’t have President Donald Trump’s tax returns in a court filing released Thursday in what is a blow to House Democrats’ efforts
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Getty The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued new guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency, including cryptocurrency. The new guidance, which is intended to help taxpayers better understand reporting obligations for specific transactions involving virtual currency can be found at Revenue Ruling 2019-24 (downloads as a PDF) and the frequently asked
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Tax return forms and wage statements with a note saying Taxes Due. Getty You have probably seen the recent headlines saying that US income inequality has reached a 50-year high. They are based on the Census Bureau’s latest report on Income and Poverty in the United States, published last month. The Census Bureau’s data, however,
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Traders eligible for “trader tax status” (TTS) deduct business expenses, startup costs, and home office deductions. A TTS trader may elect Section 475 for exemption from wash sale loss adjustments (deferrals), the $3,000 capital loss limitation, and to be eligible for a 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction. Trading income is not self-employment income, so TTS
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Both major indexes fell over 1%. Getty Images Topline: The stock market was off to a rough start on Tuesday, and although it rebounded slightly in the afternoon, rising uncertainty over trade talks with China—set to start Thursday—took a huge toll and prompted a further sell-off. 
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