The 2019 enrollment renewal period for Enrolled Agents is now open through Jan. 31, 2019, according to the IRS. EAs are required to renew their status during this time if their Social Security number ends in 0, 1, 2 or 3. Without renewal, enrollments will expire on March 31. Enrollment renewal applications and payments can
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A voter retrieves her “I Voted” sticker after casting her ballot at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) In today’s mid-term elections, Democrats are likely to capture the House of Representatives, while the Republicans will maintain their Senate majority. While this potential combination of
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One of the most convoluted sections of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is new Section 199A, which provides a 20 percent deduction on “qualified business income” of a qualified business, operated directly as a sole proprietorship or as a pass-through entity. “The Section 199A deduction is one of the cornerstones of the Tax Cuts
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Shares of cybersecurity firm Symantec have fallen nearly 30 percent this year, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer thinks that it’s worth taking a second look at the beaten-down stock. In August, hedge fund Starboard Value invested $670 million into Symantec and nominated five new board members. Starboard Value has “a really consistent long-term track record,” Cramer
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Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps on lifting India in the global ranks. Last week, the Indian economy jumped 23 spots in the World Bank’s 2018 Ease of Doing Business ranking. It occupies the 77th position, up from 100th in 2017. And that comes on the top of another jump of 30 spots in
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On corporate taxation, Ireland ranks 4th among countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in our 2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index. With a corporate income tax rate of 12.5 percent, Ireland not only has the second lowest rate in the OECD (behind Hungary at 9 percent), it has one of the lowest
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Investors should buy shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries as the company’s turnaround picks up steam, Morgan Stanley analyst David Risinger said Monday. Risinger upgraded the stock to overweight from equal weight. He also hiked his price target on the stock to $27 a share, implying a 19.5 percent upside from the stock’s close on Friday.
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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were signed into law at the end of 2003 as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. These accounts are a dramatic improvement over the older Medical Savings Accounts (which were limited to the self-employed and small businesses), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (where the employer owns the account), and Flexible
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