Month: September 2020

A recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 2020 tax reforms reveals an increase in the number of environmentally-related tax policies when compared to 2019. Reforms were concentrated in a limited number of countries and their scope continued to be narrow. Gas taxes, carbon taxes, and taxes on electricity consumption
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David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during the Milken Institute’s 22nd annual Global Conference in Beverly Hills, April 29, 2019 Mike Blake | Reuters Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon restructured several of his businesses and named new heads for the bank’s asset management and consumer and wealth management divisions.  The moves announced
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Women are worried— about their kids, their parents’ health, the virus and Yes, their retirement security. So, you’d think that— given how quickly women take pragmatic steps to protect their kids, and their parents —headlines confirming worries about retirement would result in a financial strategy for their old age. But, it’s complicated, right? It is,
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The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations that update the federal income tax withholding rules for certain periodic retirement and annuity payments made after Dec. 31. In July, the IRS released a draft of a redesigned 2021 Form W-4P and instructions intended to align with the redesigned W-4. The draft W-4P also proposed a
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Accountants spend too much time in meetings discussing the definition, pricing, niche markets and service requirements associated with client accounting services. Now is the time for action and a change in mindset where the focus is on automation and adding value. CAS ranges from payroll and after-the-fact data entry to full-blown outsourced CFO services, including
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Ideal for business owners, managers, and leaders who are looking for guidance on how to prevent problems rather than just solving them. If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Are you sick and tired of reacting to problems?  You start each day with lofty goals
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Rising gas prices on the Ethereum network have significantly cut into users’ profits. Luckily, if reported correctly, you can convert these burdensome gas fees into tax savings.  What Is Gas? Gas is the transaction fee you have to pay to the Ethereum network to execute transactions. Gas is measured in gwei, a subunit of the
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Legalizing recreational marijuana is a hot topic in many states where the state budgets are in disarray because of the coronavirus pandemic and new revenue sources are being sought. Combined with a desire to decriminalize marijuana, the zeitgeist is ideal for legalization. This Election Day, voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will consider legalization and
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An indoor farming start-up that heralds itself as the future of agriculture and has Martha Stewart on its board announced Tuesday it is going public through a reverse merger, the latest in a series of blank-check deals during the coronavirus pandemic.   Kentucky-based AppHarvest is merging with special purpose acquisition company Novus Capital Corp., while picking up $475 million
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More bucks for the IRS; deductible haircuts; virtues of virtual learning; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. Getting serious Tax Vox (https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox): Yin and Yang Dept: “How Much More Money Could the IRS Collect If Congress Gave Them More Money?” TaxProf Blog (http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/): Turns out the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that modest
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Intuit has created a software integration between its QuickBooks Online and Amazon Business. Small businesses using both platforms can now automate purchase reconciliation and categorization when making purchases on Amazon Business.Through the new integration, all Amazon Business purchases will be automatically imported into QBO, with data being refreshed multiple times per day. Purchase details, including
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The New York Times’ recent bombshell article detailing President Trump’s history of income tax payments has created quite the stir, hasn’t it? It contained a bounty of information regarding the President’s tax activity, but the biggest takeaway is that Donald Trump routinely used large losses from his business operations to fully offset other sources of
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Getty Images The big question over whether Congress will pass another coronavirus stimulus bill is, will they or won’t they? From jobs to savings to retirement plans, the coronavirus pandemic has upended many Americans’ financial lives. Millions of Americans, facing serious financial hardship, are hoping for more relief, including expanded federal unemployment benefits and a
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