Month: October 2019

Today’s map shows how European OECD countries rank on property taxes, continuing our series on the component rankings of the 2019 International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI). Although an important element when measuring the neutrality and competitiveness of a country’s tax code, property taxes account on average for less than 5 percent of total tax revenue
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Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is interviewed at the Silicon Slopes Tech Conference on January 19, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. George Frey | Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is taking the lead on a new proposal aimed at fixing funding shortfalls for Social Security, Medicare and the nation’s
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DES MOINES, IA – AUGUST 10: Former mayor of New York City, and Everytown for Gun Safety founder, … [+] Michael Bloomberg speaks during a forum on gun safety (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Getty Images Whatever else they do, the wealth taxes proposed by senators and Democratic presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently decided to allow student-athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, though specifics remain to be settled. In light of that decision, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) announced he would be introducing legislation to treat student-athletes’ scholarships like income. This would be an odd divergence
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses the rate of spousal benefits after early retirement benefits, drawing on multiple exes’ records, changing the start date of benefits after filing, eligibility for survivor benefits in a domestic partnership and when delayed retirement credits are applied to benefit payments. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at
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With an additional year to digest the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, time spent preparing for and conducting client interviews will be different, and from a tax savings perspective more efficient, for the filing season ahead than from a year ago. “The good news is that we’re coming into planning season when at least we’re
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