The $3.5 trillion "human infrastructure" bill is progressing through Congress. The House Ways and Means Committee voted September 15 to advance legislation that would raise taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations.
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If you've been in business a while, it can be easy to assume that you know who your customers are. But unless you're growing so fast that you can't keep up with customer demand, reviewing your marketing strategy is probably a good idea.
Financially savvy parents of college students should generally take the time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Students must file their FAFSA for the 2022–2023 academic year between October 1, 2021, and June 30, 2023. This means there's still time to file a FAFSA for the 2021–2022 school year.
Before you sell your home, consider the tax consequences. There are some subtle nuances to the home-sale gain exclusion. (See "Home-Sale Gain Exclusion: Timing Counts" at right.) Here are some scenarios that you could fall into — and tips to help you maximize the tax-saving gain exclusion break.
Today's college students often leave school with an overwhelming amount of debt. In some cases, student loans are discharged (also known as being cancelled or forgiven). In other cases, these loans are paid off by an employer. Both actions have tax consequences for the student loan borrowers. We'll explain the tax implications, but first, let's cover some necessary background information.
In many areas, residential real estate markets have surged, and some are still surging. In these sellers' markets, big home-sale gains are likely. That's great news if you're a seller — but will you owe taxes on the profit?
Where your business is located, and how you use the commercial space that you have, can mean the difference between thriving and just limping along — or worse. That fact was brought home for many business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, when lease payments became a big financial strain, and dust was accumulating on the desks of employees working remotely.
After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owners of qualified retirement plans and IRAs must adhere to the rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs). The RMD rules are tricky and could result in a substantial tax penalty if you're not careful.
Contrary to popular belief, there's nothing in the U.S. Constitution or federal law that prohibits multiple states from collecting tax on the same income. Although many states provide tax credits to prevent double taxation, those credits are sometimes unavailable. If you maintain residences in more than one state, here are some points to keep in mind.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Employment disruptions caused by the COVID-19 economic slowdown have scrambled the retirement saving strategies of many Americans. According to a recent survey, nearly half of employed Americans either reduced or suspended their retirement savings during the pandemic.