Taxes

WASHINGTON, DC- Nov 18: Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., and Barbara Kennelly, of the National Committee … [+] to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, talk to media after a meeting on progressive alternatives to proposals made by the deficit commission. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images) CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Democrats probably
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Benjamin M. Willis, contributing editor with Tax Notes Federal, and William D. Alexander, of counsel of tax at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, discuss tax guidance and step transaction. Here are a few highlights . . . On the IRS’s private letter ruling program William Alexander: [PLRs are] not as efficient as writing regulations or
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether dependent benefits are affected by the earnings test, how delayed retirement credits for retroactive benefits are calculated and how repayments of overpayments are calculated. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc, which
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A letter from the Internal Revenue Service, signed by President Trump, notifies a family via U.S. … [+] Mail of an economic impact payment direct deposit made to their account in East Derry, N.H., Monday, April 27, 2020. The funds were provided as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. (AP
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about the ability to receive spousal benefits after filing early for Social Security retirement benefits, taking Social Security survivor benefits before retirement benefits and whether a survivor’s benefit from a non-covered pension would affect Social Security retirement benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston
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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: U.S. President Donald Trump shushes journalists before signing the … [+] Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act in the Rose Garden at the White House June 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. In the midst of nationwide protests against the death of George Floyd, the U.S. Labor Department announced the unemployment rate
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             Congress is sharpening its pencils as to the next round of legislation seeking to address the problems facing the nation due to the continuing impact of Covid-19. High on the list — as a means to encourage economic growth — is expanding the R&D tax credit. Time for business owners to make sure they are taking a
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about how and when delayed retirement credits (DRCs) are applies, how divorced spousal benefits are calculated, how survivor benefits are calculated, filing online and whether a deceased person’s application can be withdrawn. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president
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Joe Biden AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden’s ambitions seem to be rising with his poll numbers. Victory is anything but certain in far-off November, but Biden isn’t waiting until the game is in the bag. “Biden’s camp is in the disorienting position of scaling up its laundry list of proposals to match the ambition, and the
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