Month: October 2020

The leaders of Congress’s main tax-writing committee are wondering if the Internal Revenue Service will be ready to handle next tax season as it’s still processing millions of pieces of correspondence that went unopened for months during the COVID-19 pandemic. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, and Oversight Subcommittee chairman Bill Pascrell,
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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22. Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump isn’t the only one who’s “prepaid” his taxes. Millions of other Americans have, as well. At least that’s the
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Gone Pro’s; various ways to fraud; oxymoron; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Trenton, New Jersey: Angelo Thompson, 39, of Reisterstown, Maryland, a former employee of Tax Pro’s and Tax Solutions & Associates, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the U.S. by filing false income tax returns. Thompson
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An employee stands on a social distancing marker in an elevator at an office in Dallas, Texas. Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images The number of workers receiving and applying for unemployment benefits declined significantly last week, according to Labor Department figures issued Thursday. That’s good news for workers and the U.S. economy — thousands of
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Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has proposed a first-time homebuyer (or “down payment”) tax credit of up to $15,000. While details are sparse, the idea of a tax credit to help new homebuyers with their down payment makes good sense and is a significant improvement over today’s primary subsidy for homeowners—the mortgage interest deduction (MID).
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(L-R) Lloyd Blankfein and David Solomon attend NYSCF Annual Summer Cocktail Reception at Private Residence on July 15, 2016 in Sagaponack, NY. Sean Zanni | Patrick McMullan | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is moving to claw back tens of millions of dollars in compensation it’s paid executives including CEO David Solomon and former CEO Lloyd
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether someone can switch to spousal benefits after already receiving a retirement benefit reduced for filing early, a public pension’s effect on potential spousal benefits and whether early survivor benefits will reflect the deceased spouse’s delayed retirement credits (DRCs). Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics
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Democrats on the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee are demanding answers from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about why the Internal Revenue Service suddenly revoked the tax-exempt status of more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations, including nearly 28,000 charities, many of which are in their home states, shortly before the crucial holiday giving season. They noted
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Getty Images It’s no secret that many people worry whether Social Security will be there for them when they retire. And recent headlines could be stoking those fears. Last week, the Social Security Administration announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment will be 1.3% in 2021. The change will amount to just $20 more per month for
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Whatever the outcome, the November presidential election promises to bring a period of uncertainty and volatility to the markets. However, equities are still your best long-term bet, two experts said on Tuesday at the CNBC Financial Advisor Summit, a day-long virtual conference for financial advisors. After hitting fresh highs even during the Covid-19 crisis, stocks
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