GOP Sen. Pat Toomey: Make “full expensing” permanent. The Pennsylvania senator introduced legislation to  permanently extend a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that allows a businesses to immediately deduct the full amount of their capital investments. Full  expensing is scheduled to phase out after 2022. The bill also corrects a drafting
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A pedestrian walks past a stock ticker at a Fidelity Investments office in Boston, Massachusetts. Brian Snyder | Reuters Thanks to record-breaking markets and more retirement savings, the number of 401(k) and IRA millionaires has reached a new record, according to Fidelity. Fidelity, the largest 401(k) provider in the United States, released its quarterly analysis
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Goodboy Picture Company A hot tax-advantaged opportunity is making the rounds among financial advisors. Just make sure you don’t overlook the risks. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018, established so-called qualified opportunity zones — economically disadvantaged areas across the country. Funds specializing in qualified opportunity zones allow people to
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Social Security is back in the headlines. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders attacked his rival for the nomination, former Vice-President Joe Biden, for his past support of some relatively small cuts in Social Security’s growing long-term costs. Then, President Donald Trump hinted that he might back some unspecified changes in entitlements, perhaps including Social Security.
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Wedbush Securities’ Dan Ives praised Tesla’s announcement on Thursday morning of a new $2 billion common stock offering. “It’s a smart, strategic move,” Ives said on “Squawk Box.” “It takes any doomsday scenario around cash crunch … off the table.” Shares of Tesla , which have skyrocketed recently, were under some pressure on Thursday after
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Numbers game; we have a loser; scrapped; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Philadelphia: Preparer Abdoulaye Coumbassa has been sentenced to two years in prison for aiding in the preparation of a false client tax return. Coumbassa, who pleaded guilty last year, owned and operated Abbi Tax Services and Accounting. From at least 2012
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Lawmakers in Kansas, Nebraska, and Utah never voted to tax GILTI—and now their respective tax committees are getting a chance to decide whether they really should. Committee chairs in Nebraska and Utah are seeking a decisive “no” to their states’ respective taxation of international income, while Kansas lawmakers will consider the matter this coming Monday.
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Thursday, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the “ALIGN Act,” which would make 100 percent bonus depreciation for short-life assets a permanent feature of the tax code and provide a technical correction to the 2017 tax law’s “Retail Glitch.” The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 enacted a policy called 100 percent bonus depreciation,
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Loss carryover provisions allow businesses to either deduct current year losses against future profits (carryforwards) or deduct current year losses against past profits (carrybacks). Many companies have investment projects with different risk profiles and operate in industries that fluctuate greatly with the business cycle. Carryover provisions help businesses “smooth” their risk and income, making the
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Tesla has a long way to go before it justifies its current stock price, New York University finance professor Aswath Damodaran told CNBC on Thursday. Damodaran, known as the “dean of valuation” for his company analyses, said the electric-auto maker would need to have revenues comparable to the Volkswagen Group in 10 years, margins similar
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