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Smart Tax Moves to Consider Before New Year's Eve

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

The flurry of activity during the last weeks of December can make it difficult to pay attention to finances. If you want to save on your tax bill come April, now's the time to make some critical moves.

The Country Has Spoken

Jaimie Woo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

Exit polling data from Election Day showed clear majorities in against growing corporate influence on the political process and in favor of greater corporate accountability. The message is clear: inversions must stop, corporate tax avoidance must end, and special corporate loopholes must close.

Almost Thanksgiving and Extenders Are Still on the Table. What Does That Mean to Your Taxes?

Mark Steber | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

The mid-term elections are over, but -- as of this minute -- Congress has not tackled extending some tax breaks, i.e. that collective group known as the "Tax Extenders", which we address seemingly every couple of years.

Hollywood Loves Military Movies -- Shouldn't It Love Hiring Vets?

Richard Arthur | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.

Unclaimed Property -- The Check Is in the Mail

David Seiden | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
David Seiden

It is important to note that UP is administered at the state level. In fact, all 50 states and Washington D.C. have their own laws and regulations regarding types of property that can be classified as UP, the dormancy period by property type, and the reporting requirements for holders of UP.

2015 Tax Law Changes You Need to Know About

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

Besides the ACA, there are a few interesting changes that could affect you when you file that 2014 tax return next year.

Fall of Inversions

Susan E. Harley | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Susan E. Harley

Time is running out for Dave Camp to leave a positive legacy on taxes. Putting multinational corporations on the road to paying their fair share would be the perfect parting gift to his Michigan constituents.

Government Gold-Plating

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

In addition to supporting members of Congress and civil servants, U.S. taxpayers support welfare recipients. And they support them lavishly, too. Hawaii, Massachusetts, and D.C. residents receive sizeable welfare payments (Read: salaries).

Your Tax Refund -- Fastest, Biggest, and Easiest? Not So Much!

Mark Steber | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Let's look at the most prevalent (often least true) claims and go over some ways that you can make them more truth than fiction.

Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits Cut Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars in tax savings.

Recent Inversion Wave Brings on Slew of Outrage -- What's Next?

Jaimie Woo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

By buying out a foreign company and using it as a tax haven, companies that "invert" don't move abroad in any real sense, and continue to benefit from America's infrastructure, education system, security and large consumer market.

What a Wonderful Day That Will Be

Lisa Longo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

The real revolution happens every year on election day. And one day, I'm going to see millions of American's finally realize that we had the power all along and act accordingly. What a wonderful day that will be.

Here's What $100 Is Worth In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

How far can you stretch a buck? It totally depends on where you live. The map below, created by nonprofit research organization Tax Foundation usin...

States Welcome Taxpayers but Make It Hard for Them to Leave

David Seiden | Posted 10.11.2014 | New York
David Seiden

In my more than 25 years of helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of state and local taxes, I have found there to be one constant: States are very welcoming to new residents but make it extremely difficult for them to leave.

Would You Buy a $1 Airfare? Congress May Be About to

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Airlines and their congressional allies have subverted parliamentary procedure to pass the Transparent Airfares Act, first through committee and now through Congress, where the bill is expected to be added to the suspension calendar.

Making the Most Out of Ch-ch-changes

Mark Steber | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

From getting married to having a baby or even getting divorced, use our tips to help keep more of your money in your pocket.

Key Steps to Not Fail in the Internationalization of Your Company

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

The internationalization is not a simple step, since it requires time for planning, evaluation and implementation. Before taking the leap into foreign markets, we must take into account the following factors.

What's in Your Mailbox? Tips on What to Do When Uncle Sam Comes Knocking

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Every year, one in 10 of us receives the dreaded letter. You know the one -- and you probably don't want to open it: the IRS requesting more information about your finances.

Don't Be 'a Victim of Disorganized Thinking' -- Keep More of Your Hard-earned Cash

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

As soon as you start thinking about starting a business, you should begin tracking your expenses -- whether you use an app, a notebook or go the old-school route and use shoeboxes, be sure to keep receipts and cancelled checks.

Elon Musk Is Even Smarter Than We Thought

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Courtney Michaluk

It's an Elon Musk world, and we're just living in it. Before we bow down to a seemingly fearless and altruistic pioneer of electric vehicles and libertarianism, it's important to point out the ongoing contradictions with Musk and markets.

Tax & Spend Is About to Hit Real Estate Investment Hard

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Dean Graziosi

This is a great country, and most of us are fine with paying our fair share to keep it that way. We like our nice highways, and we enjoy the protecti...

Starting Up or Already Have a Small Business? Watch Out for Flying Monkeys

Mark Steber | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Rules related to small businesses are complicated and can be scary. Deductions, and credits and other tax benefits -- OH MY. Where do you start? Firs...

The 10 Best And Worst States For Taxpayers Over 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Christina Couch | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Where you live can significantly impact on how much money you save over a lifetime and how much goes to your dependen...

10 Financial Breaks Single People Wished They Could Get from Uncle Sam

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

There are unique benefits that married people can take advantage of, as long as you know what you are eligible for. If you plan on tying the knot i...

The Death of Tax Preparer Regulation - Finding a Good Tax Preparer Just Got a Little Bit Harder

Mark Steber | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Earlier this week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined to file a petition with the Supreme Court to appeal a recent series of rulings thereby s...