Tag: Taxation

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move...

We want to retire to a fun lake house, but we also want city amenities. Our budget is $450,000. Where should we go?

We’d like to retire on a lake, but not in a small town since we both love the symphony and the amenities a city offers...

Behold, a different kind of student-debt cancellation

For years, student advocates and some higher-education leaders have worried about the ways in which even small debts that students owe to their schools can...

I cover most of my parent’s expenses — what tax breaks am I eligible for?

Do you pay over half the cost of supporting a parent? If so, your parent is your dependent for federal income tax purposes. As such,...

The difference between a vacation home and a rental property — and what it means for your taxes

Do you own a second home that you sometimes use for vacations and sometimes rent out? The IRS wants to know how much time you...

Is it OK to cheat on your taxes? The IRS polled Americans for an answer

It would be tough to find people who enjoy paying taxes, but it’s easy to find people who say it’s their duty as Americans to...

U.S. state budgets will tick up in 2022, report finds

The coronavirus shock wasn’t nearly as bad as feared for U.S. state fiscal health, but there have been wide disparities among state experiences, with 2022...

Biden’s long-term spending plans ‘are not about overheating the economy,’ says White House adviser

Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese on Wednesday defended some of the Biden administration’s long-term spending plans, characterizing the proposed outlays as not connected...

How to claim the child tax credit if you don’t file taxes — payments start July 15

Weeks ahead of the first monthly payment to millions of families under the expanded Child Tax Credit, federal officials are trying to make sure as...

How much income tax will Biden and Harris pay under their proposed hikes? These accountants say they’ve found an answer

President Joe Biden has been touting his proposed tax hikes on the rich by saying they need to start “paying their fair share.” If his...

Buying property from an NRI is not as simple as it might seem

So, if you are planning to buy a house, especially in the secondary market, it is possible that you might find a non-resident Indian (NRI)...

‘Transformative’ money or just plugging budget gaps? Local governments discuss federal stimulus plans

As billions of dollars of federal stimulus money works its way to U.S. state and local governments, the people in charge of figuring out how...

IRS investigating leak of tax returns from Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and other billionaires

Hours after an investigative news outlet said it obtained years of tax returns showing that billionaires including Amazon AMZN, +1.35% founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla...

I want to move to a walkable, historic, four-season town and have a budget of $30,000 a year — where should I retire?

I am recently retired, and now that it’s a seller’s market, it seems like the perfect time to sell my home and move to a...

A G-7 Deal on a Global Minimum Tax for Companies Faces Hurdles

An agreement by wealthy countries to impose minimum taxes on multinational companies faces a rocky path to implementation, with many governments likely to wait and...

5 reasons you should gift to your children now

In 2020, some family business owners held off on preparing gifting programs that would transfer assets from them to their children to see which way...

How financial planning can help you. Exhibit A: Selling your home before getting married — and facing this avoidable tax mistake

If you are affluent or will be in the future, taxes are or will become one of your biggest expenses — maybe the biggest. And...

Form 16 delayed till July 15, deadline for self assessment tax over Rs 1 lakh remains July 31

Due to the second wave of the coronavirus, the government has extended several income tax related deadlines including those for filing income tax return for...

Momentum Builds Behind U.S. Proposal for Minimum Corporate Tax

Germany and France welcomed the Biden administration’s new acceptance of a minimum corporate tax rate as low as 15%, possibly smoothing the way to a...

Washington wants to bring back Build America Bonds. The muni market isn’t buying it

Washington lawmakers considering President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package are interested in reviving a program born out of the response to the last recession,...

American families will finally get their Child Tax Credit money — here’s when the first payment will arrive

More than two months after federal lawmakers boosted the Child Tax Credit payout and broadened eligibility as one part of its $1.9 trillion stimulus bill,...

From stimulus checks and bitcoin to mask write-offs — read this checklist before the tax filing deadline on May 17

If taxes are a certainty in life, so are the people who wait until the last minute to file. Well, that last minute is getting...

Compliances under GST for NRIs

Self-assessment mechanism GST functions on the concept of ‘self-assessment’ by which every registered taxable entity shall itself determine the tax liability under GST law and...

Opinion: Biden’s plan to raise capital-gains taxes on the rich is good politics but bad economics

The leak about the second phase of proposed tax increases concerning capital gains pushed the investor community into a frenzy. While the details of the...