Taxes

TaxAct makes it easy to do your own taxes. But sometimes, such as when you have unexpected changes to your finances or questions about new tax laws, you might want a little extra help without shelling out for an accountant. That’s where TaxAct’s Xpert Help comes in. Xpert Help bridges the gap between do-it-yourself tax
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For the past two years, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been debating how to change the tax treatment of large multinationals so that countries can tax corporate profits not just where their headquarters, employees, and assets are but also where a company’s customers are located. The implications of such a change
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This past year has been unprecedented, and it is no surprise that this tax season has been the same way. We are sitting down with TaxAct president, Curtis Campbell to discuss some of the issues facing Americans this tax season and how to navigate into 2021 with positive financial advice. Why is this tax season
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As with capital investment, businesses cannot immediately deduct the full cost of inventory purchases against taxable income. Instead, the cost of inventories is deducted when sold. The deduction amount depends on the inventory valuation method. Today’s map shows which of the three main inventory valuation methods European OECD countries require their businesses to use for
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Facebook fundraisers have become a popular, easy way to raise money for worthy causes. With the social media platform boasting an estimated 2.74 billion monthly users, people have been able to solicit support for organizations that support causes near and dear to their hearts. Facebook even takes the step to prompt users to set up
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President Biden’s administration argues in the Made in America Tax Plan that corporate taxes should be raised to address a declining share of national income accruing to labor. The problem with the argument, which primarily relies on measures of gross domestic income, is it ignores that some income doesn’t accrue to workers or capital owners.
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At the beginning of the year, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the “End Taxpayer Subsidies for Drug Ads Act,” which would prohibit companies from deducting the costs of prescription drug advertisements directed at the public. However, the bill’s title is a misnomer: the deduction is not a tax subsidy. To start, the corporate income tax
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The UK government has made “leveling up”—a push to boost economic performance in less thriving regions of the UK—one of its top policy priorities. The recent introduction of a UK super-deduction for capital investments in plant and equipment will likely contribute to this goal. Higher capital allowances for plant and equipment disproportionally help capital-intensive industries
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Several states are considering introducing or increasing taxes on vapor products to make up declining tax revenue from traditional tobacco products or to fill budget holes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, lawmakers should approach the issue carefully because flawed excise tax design on vapor products could drive consumers back to more harmful
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Ten months into New York’s just-ended fiscal year (most recent data), state tax revenue was actually up year-over-year. By a miniscule amount—it’s probably best to see FY 2021 revenue as essentially flat—but up nonetheless, it’s a curious backdrop for a proposal to raise both individual and corporate income taxes. If a tentative budget agreement goes
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