Month: November 2020

Then-Fed Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee … [+] hearing in 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Wall Street reacted positively to President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high
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Demonstrators display signs calling for an end to evictions and foreclosures during a rally at Boston Housing Court outside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on Oct. 29, 2020. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm
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Lisa Lickers, her husband and their blended family before the arrival of their baby. Source: Lisa Lickers Navigating the terrain of a blended family’s financial life is tricky enough in normal times. Add a pandemic into the mix, and things can get downright exhausting. “Stressful financial situations bring to the surface underlying family dynamics,” said
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether filing for retirement benefits will mean an end to spousal benefits, whether filing for divorced spousal benefits at 62 would affect retirement benefits and what happens to the money a person paid into Social Security when they die. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics
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President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as his Treasury secretary, people familiar with the matter said, choosing the first woman and a seasoned central banker for the nation’s top economic policy job as the coronavirus pandemic threatens another U.S. downturn. In Yellen, Biden is likely to find
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell are seated to testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Federal Reserve could provide clues
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Topline After a three-month delay sparked by antitrust concerns, TurboTax-developer Intuit has received approval from the Department of Justice to move forward with its $7.1 billion takeover offer for fintech giant Credit Karma after they agreed to divest Credit Karma’s tax business to Square. TurboTax products sit on display at Costco. getty Key Facts The
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The general disruption in life caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of the mobilization of the workforce, creating tax policy considerations that have been slowly surfacing over the past decade. “The fact that states, employers and workers were all suddenly forced into remote work settings has provided an unexpected opportunity for a discussion about
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SpaceX prototype rocket Starship SN8 stands on the company’s launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas before an engine test. @LabPadre SpaceX is aiming to launch its latest Starship rocket prototype as early as “next week,” CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday, in what would be the company’s most ambitious flight test of the rocket to date.
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Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. DEA / M. BORCHI | De Agostini | Getty Images Nearly 14 million American workers are collecting unemployment benefits through programs that will lapse at the end of the year without congressional action. Expiring aid would leave many without income at a time when protections for renters, homeowners and student
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Concept of moving to foreign countries and living as expat. getty In the latest installment of In the Pages, Tax Notes International contributing editor Robert Goulder sits down with the authors of the Tax Notes article “A Simple Regulatory Fix for Citizenship Taxation.” The authors discuss regulatory actions that Treasury can take that would, in the absence of legislative change,
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AJ Watt | Getty Images Are you stocking up on cold and flu meds for the winter? Buying an at-home Covid-19 test kit? If so, you are running out of time to use this tax-advantaged account for those purchases. Health-care flexible spending accounts, which may be available at your job, allow you to stash pre-tax
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