The Future of Taxes and Multinational Corporations

Countries around the globe are trying to stem the so-called “rush to the bottom,” which has multinational companies moving their corporate headquarters so they can lower their tax bills. Countries like Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Ireland are some popular destinations for corporations looking for tax havens. The result of this tax strategy is a […]

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Is This Your Situation: You’re Spending Too Much on Bookkeeping

Wondering what your options are to reduce spending and increase income? Here are some tips: Organizing your finances is the foundation for financial success. Receipts scattered? Can’t keep up with payments that are due? Missed payments result in late fees and interest charges, and all those do are increase the overall amount to be paid […]

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Taking Over the Finances of an Elderly Person

Have you witnessed your mom, dad or grandparents having trouble managing money on a day-to-day basis? Are you worried that they may become vulnerable to scams or identity theft? What would happen if you had to suddenly take over management of your parent’s finances—paying bills and managing their money? There’s not only the day-to-day management […]

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How You Can Use a Deferred Annuity

A deferred annuity is a contract between you and a life insurance company. Funds are exchanged for a promise to provide a competitive rate of interest with a minimum interest rate guarantee while guaranteeing the principal investment as well. The benefit payments don’t start until perhaps 10 or 20 years down the road. The longer […]

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Which Employees Are Exempt From Tax Withholding?

Tax withholding is a seemingly inevitable part of working, but there are exceptions, as shown by the following information about employees exempt from withholding. Student employees Generally, individuals employed by a school, college or university where they are also pursuing a course of study do not have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on […]

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5 Things to Consider About Changing Payday

You may have a good reason to change your payday, but before you make your move, be sure to take into account various rules and implications. 1. Fair Labor Standards Act The FLSA requires prompt payment of wages but does not specifically address pay frequency or payday changes. However, a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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Simple Steps to Obtaining a Financial Planner

Ever wonder how a financial planner is different from a stockbroker? Stockbrokers are also seen as market mavens who trade stocks. Planners aren’t accountants, either (although some accountants do work as financial planners) — they aren’t called upon just to lower your tax bill and they aren’t insurance agents who try to sell you complicated […]

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Understanding Sales Tax

Sales tax is inherent in almost all small businesses. No matter how remote or small your business, you are liable for collecting sales tax within your footprint. Until recently, it had long been the rule that states cannot collect sales tax from vendors that sell products in their state, unless the vendor had a physical […]

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U.S. Treasury to Retire the myRA Program

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the My Retirement Account (myRA) program will end. Created just a few years ago in 2014, the Treasury has decided this short-lived Roth IRA backed by the government is not cost-effective, and will be eliminated as a part of the Trump Administration’s effort to slim down wasteful […]

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