Author: Alan Olsen

Yacht Owners Feeling the Tax Pinch in French Riviera

The French Riviera is one of the most popular waterways in the world for high net worth individuals. Luxurious yachts dot the docks up and down these waterways, as some of the world’ wealthiest enjoy spending time basking in the

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What’s the Difference Between Avoidance and Evasion?

I love paying taxes, said no one ever.  The truth is given a choice everyone would most likely keep their hard earned money rather than give it to the government.  Unfortunately, taxes are a part of life and almost no

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Real Estate Investors Saving Big on Taxes With Like-Kind Exchanges

If you invest in real estate then you might be aware of a little tax-friendly trick known as a like-kind exchange. This tax-saving tip can save real estate investors a lot of money every time they sell a property. Under

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New York Mayor Wants to Improve Subway System With the Wealthy’s Money

Have you taken a ride on New York’s Subway system recently? If you have then you might have noticed that it’s in need of some work. Like many other forms of infrastructure, the Subway is getting old and worn down

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Look Who the IRS Is Adding to its Staff

For those who believe in giving people a second chance this will be good news. For those who feel the IRS is already rife with crooked employees that will stop at nothing to take more of taxpayers’ money, this news

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IRS Hitting Estimated Tax Filers With More Penalties

The IRS plays no favorites when it comes to taxpayers missing payments or not paying enough. However, those who pay their income tax via quarterly estimated payments had better pay particular attention because lately the IRS has been coming down

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The Fight for Tax Reform Will Be Long and Arduous

Is it starting to feel like the process to simply put up a new stop sign in the Nation’s Capitol would take an act of Congress? These days nothing is simple in Washington and when it comes to tax reform

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Do Canadians Get Their Money’s Worth With Taxes?

For those in the U.S. who oppose high taxes the truth is compared to some other countries, most Americans don’t have it too bad. In fact, when compared with the other 34 countries that make up the Organization for Economic

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Trade Secrets and How to Protect Them

Trade Secrets and How to Protect Them A trade secret is a type of intellectual property distinguished from three others, namely copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Advantages of a Trade Secret No time limit like patents and copyrights No requirement for

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You Must Give Up These 5 Things to Be Debt Free

No matter who you are, almost everyone carries some debt. According to some recent statistics from ValuePenguin.com, the total U.S. consumer debt is $3.4 trillion. Additionally, nearly 40 percent of all American households have some level of credit card debt,

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