Even in death, you cannot escape taxes. Even after you have passed, your surviving spouse or estate need to file your final personal tax return.
Keeping records and receipts for home improvements is essential as it lowers your tax basis in your home. This is most important when calculating the gain when eventually selling your home.
Homeowners refinance their mortgages for several reasons, including pulling out home equity, or to save money with a lower interest rate.
If you have a business, you are likely not an expert at all facets of running your business. A consultant can be hired to lead you in areas that are not your expertise.
Consulting can help a business by examining existing problems, developing solutions and identifying best practices. Consulting can also be targeted to one segment of the business like taxes or information technology.
The Fair Tax Bill was first introduced in July 1999 and was re-introduced in early 2003 by U.S. Representative John Linder. The Bill repeals all federal personal income taxes, corporate income taxes, payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, gift taxes and estate taxes. In place of the repealed taxes, there would be a 23% national retail sales tax on all retail sales of new goods and services. Let us explore some of the elements of the Fair Tax Bill.
Withholding money from your paycheck is part of our “pay as you go” system for paying income tax. Generally you want to withhold enough to cover 90% of your tax liability.
The I Bond is a type of savings bond, issued directly by the U.S. government. I Bonds are available through banks, most financial institutions or directly over the Internet at www.treasurydirect.gov.
Adding long-term care insurance as part of your financial plan is partially a subjective decision that involves more than just financial analysis. Depending on your assets, you may be able to “self-insure.”
Fixed-income investments are designed to bridge the gap between after-tax income and your desired after-tax spending.