Tax Bulletins usually clarify the application of existing laws and regulations to new or disputed circumstances, but for the second time in as many years, Pennsylvania’s Department of Revenue arguably went further, adopting new nexus standards for corporate income tax purposes in a bulletin. The action has left some policymakers and practitioners perplexed about both
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Key Findings Currently, the home mortgage interest deduction (HMID) allows itemizing homeowners to deduct mortgage interest paid on up to $750,000 worth of principal, on either their first or second residence. This limitation was introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and will revert to $1 million after 2025. In 2018, less than
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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 4, 2019. Scott Morgan | Reuters David Rolfe, a longtime Berkshire Hathaway shareholder and chief investment officer at Wedgewood Partners, is fed up with
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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed into the Atlantic Ocean after completing its test flight for NASA. NASA TV LOS ANGELES — SpaceX is in the final stages of developing the capsule it will use to launch astronauts, a project that has commanded the company’s resources and even finances over the last few years. Known as
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The recent GAO report IRS Could Better Leverage Existing Data to Identify Abusive Schemes Involving Tax-Exempt Entities is not nearly as boring as the title makes it sound. In order to get to its recommendations the report authors had to describe the shenanigans that the scoundrels are engaging in. The report might serve as a
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Fidelity clients saving for retirement are starting to move some money out of stocks in the recently volatile market, the brokerage’s personal investing president told CNBC on Friday. “The average investor that doesn’t trade a lot that’s really looking to save for their retirement — we have millions of customers like that — we’ve seen
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My 21-year-old sister, Janna McPartland, has a lot on her mind. Graduating from college. Finding a job. Dire predictions about global warming. The other day, I asked her how she was doing. “The planet is dying,” she said. I was surprised, then, when she showed eagerness recently in starting to save for her retirement. I’d
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Getty The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued new guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency, including cryptocurrency. The new guidance, which is intended to help taxpayers better understand reporting obligations for specific transactions involving virtual currency can be found at Revenue Ruling 2019-24 (downloads as a PDF) and the frequently asked
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Fidelity Investments has joined its rivals by offering zero-commission online trades, but it’s trying to differentiate itself by not selling the right to execute trades to third-party firms, brokerage executive Kathleen Murphy told CNBC on Friday. “We do not take payment-for-order-flow on equity orders,” said Murphy, president of Fidelity’s personal investing business. “Many competitors do
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The state of Michigan has pulled $600 million of its pension fund from wealth management company Fisher Investments after the company’s founder and CEO Ken Fisher made sexist comments at a summit in San Francisco this week. At the Tiburon conference, Fisher compared his wealth management strategy to picking up women for sex, made explicit
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses how early retirement benefits can affect later spousal benefits, survivor’s benefits before retirement benefits, the rate of reduction due to taking benefits early, the application of delayed retirement credits
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