Month: July 2014

Will Taxing the Rich Even More Improve Inequality?

It’s been the cry of democratic lawmakers and many of the less fortunate for years: “We need to tax the wealthy even more.” “The rich have to pay their fair share of taxes, too.” The problem is the rich already

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Make Sure Your Heirs Inherit What You Want

The saying goes that their only two things that are certain in life: death and taxes. While people can generate endless amounts of money when they’re alive, they can’t live forever and they can’t take that wealth with them when

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It Pays to Be Rich for These Five Tax Breaks

Although it’s true that the ultra-wealthy are heavily taxed, and in many cases unfairly, there are also some tax break advantages that favor the upper class more than those in the middle. Let’s take a look at some of these

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New Jersey Governor Says Enough is Enough on Taxing the Wealthy

It seems that no tax is a bad tax when it comes to the “left” side of the government. It’s a well-known fact that the wealthiest Americans pay the largest portion of the country’s taxes. However, there are some government

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Clinton’s Using Careful Strategies to Avoid Tax They Support

Have you ever wondered what wealthy democrats do when tax laws they support and vote for come back to apply to them? Although people typically associate being wealthy with republicans, there are plenty of rich democrats in the nations’ capitol

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California Going After Tax-Evaders

We have discussed the federal government’s efforts to track down tax-evaders many times before, but the IRS isn’t the only tax agency looking to crack down on those who don’t pay their fair share of taxes. The California Franchise Tax

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The IRS is Not a Bully, No.4

The IRS is Not a Bully You can poke a bully in the nose. By Alan L. Olsen, CPA, MBA (tax) Palo Alto, CA. July 4, 2014 – This is the Fourth installment of “The IRS is Not a Bully”

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What to Do About Corporate Taxes?

The debate over corporate taxes has raged for years, but even though the battle has been going on for decades, it has definitely experienced some changes. The business world, and the world in general, has changed since the days when

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New Jersey Dems Looking to Tax the Rich Even More

The rich are already taxed enough, right? Although many would disagree with this statement, unfortunately there are others who think that no matter how much they take from them, the rich can’t ever be taxed too much. To that end,

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Will NBA Star Choose New Team According to State Taxes?

There are usually a lot of factors that people consider when they are trying to determine where they are going to live, with their choice of work being a very common one. On the other hand, not everyone typically chooses

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