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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about what happens to benefits lost to the earnings test, filing for spousal benefits before full retirement age, available benefits with multiple exes and survivor benefits and the earnings test. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic
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Many low- and moderate-income households no doubt were assisted greatly by enhanced federal unemployment insurance benefits that they received earlier this year and would be thrilled to receive a second round—if Congress and President Trump ever agree on a new pandemic relief bill. But for many jobless workers and their families, those payments come with
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden reacts while giving a speech during a campaign event at Tougaloo College on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman | Getty Images The 2020 presidential election could be a make it or break it moment for Social Security. The reason: Social Security’s funding, already on
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Watch Tax Notes International contributing editors Robert Goulder and Nana Ama Sarfo discuss the tax development of OECD, how it compares to that of the U.N., and the OECD’s past and present international tax reform efforts. Here are a few highlights . . . On the history of the League of Nations and the United Nations Nana
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A group of Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to offer tax relief to individuals, businesses and states affected by catastrophic wildfires, such as the ones devastating California, Oregon and Washington State, along with other presidentially declared disasters, such as Hurricane Sally, which flooded parts of Gulf states like Florida, Alabama and Louisiana this week. Senate
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday that investors will want to have money in the stock market if Congress approves another coronavirus relief bill.  “If we get a stimulus package and you’re out of the market, you will feel awful,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” ”I do feel the stimulus package is very hard to get.
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Getty Images Saving for retirement is crucial. Yet trying to figure out the best retirement plan may leave many people confused. You may have the option to contribute to an employer-sponsored plan, like a 401(k) plan. There are also individual retirement accounts: the traditional, into which contributions are made pre-tax, and Roth IRAs, in which
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Years ago, when entertainer Jimmy Durante ended an appearance — whether live or on television — he would always sign off with his trademark catchphrase, “Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”  It was a tribute to his first wife who died in 1943, which he would continue until his retirement nearly 30 years later.
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Speaker Pelosi: House will remain in session until there’s a deal on coronavirus relief. Pelosi was responding to moderates in the Democratic caucus who want  legislative action before the November election. She vowed the House would remain in session until Congress reaches an economic relief deal.  Will there be a “March to Common Ground?” In
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Snowflake IPO begins trading at the NYSE on Sept. 16th, 2020. Source: NYSE One of the biggest problems with the traditional IPO process (and there are several) is that it’s impossible to say whether a deal is a success or a failure.  Snowflake, the cloud-based data management company that’s 2020’s biggest IPO, jumped 112 percent
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Victims of the Oregon wildfires that began on Sept. 7 now have until January to file various federal individual and business returns and make tax payments. The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently this includes Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane,
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