Taxes

Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether filing for retirement benefits will mean an end to spousal benefits, whether filing for divorced spousal benefits at 62 would affect retirement benefits and what happens to the money a person paid into Social Security when they die. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics
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Topline After a three-month delay sparked by antitrust concerns, TurboTax-developer Intuit has received approval from the Department of Justice to move forward with its $7.1 billion takeover offer for fintech giant Credit Karma after they agreed to divest Credit Karma’s tax business to Square. TurboTax products sit on display at Costco. getty Key Facts The
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Concept of moving to foreign countries and living as expat. getty In the latest installment of In the Pages, Tax Notes International contributing editor Robert Goulder sits down with the authors of the Tax Notes article “A Simple Regulatory Fix for Citizenship Taxation.” The authors discuss regulatory actions that Treasury can take that would, in the absence of legislative change,
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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: A visual representation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin on November 21, … [+] 2020 in London, England. The price of bitcoin has risen sharply in the the last two months, to a high of around 18,800 USD, gaining nearly 100% since September. This rise has propelled the price of the cryptocurrency
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WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 13: Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during her last news … [+] conference in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Getty Images Janet Yellen, president-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury Secretary, would come to the job with largely predictable views on tax policy for a mainstream, center-left economist. A
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The United States Supreme COurt Building getty The U.S. Supreme Court has clipped the commerce clause’s nexus wings, and much ink has been spilled on whether the due process clause will enjoy a resurgence in cases on a nonresident’s tax liability. Court due process precedent abounds, cases with which state tax professionals are quite familiar. However, there
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 20: People wearing masks walk past the newly opened holiday windows at … [+] Macy’s Herald Square on November 20, 2020 in New York City. The pandemic has caused long-term repercussions throughout the tourism and entertainment industries, including temporary and permanent closures of historic and iconic venues, costing the
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Illinois, home to Chicago, has five times as much debt as it does assets for the fiscal year … [+] 2018-2019. States like New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York aren’t much better off. getty The year 2020 has not been a kind one for budgets. Whether it’s spending more than ever to stay alive or
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American flag on flat surface laying flat with glass globe of USA getty Tax Notes senior legal reporter Andrew Velarde and contributing editor Robert Goulder discuss the influence of the 2020 U.S. elections on the international tax world. This post has been edited for length and clarity. David Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor
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Getty Images Wealthy individuals and families are breathing a sigh of relief in light of the election results. Their worst tax fears are not to be realized in the near term as the combination of a Democratic president and a likely Republican Senate means that significant tax legislation is off the table.  “Prior to the election
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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 27: The Internal Revenue Service headquarters building appeared to be mostly … [+] empty April 27, 2020 in the Federal Triangle section of Washington, DC. The IRS called about 10,000 volunteer employees back to work Monday at 10 of its mission critical locations to work on taxpayer correspondence, handling tax documents,
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6year end tax-saving moves that you need to make before New Years Eve. Getty Images Wow! 2020 has been a crazy year. Many people have seen their incomes plummet, while others have been more fortunate. 2020 has been a record-setting year for the incomes of some. Either way, yearend is a great time to do
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GOP control of the Senate will prevent big tax increases from coming out of Washington. But this episode of What’s Ahead warns that state and local governments are ravenous for revenue. One new exaction they are eying would hammer both businesses and stocks: the gross receipts tax.  This levy is a direct tax on a
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Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LP As the Covid-19 crisis wears on, it’s clear that those with means are recovering much faster from the recession than others. This K-shaped recovery, a term coined by economist Peter Atwater, also plays out in the taxes we pay. To be sure, the recession is hurting state
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