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Forbes Special Report On Tax Reform

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:31:00 -0400

With President Trump pushing hard for tax reform--or at least a big league tax cut--we asked top Senate and House tax writers, Forbes contributors and outside experts, to weigh in on the possible changes.


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Revenue Neutral, Gimmick Free Tax Reform Is Hard -- And Worth It

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:18:00 -0400

There are those who say just forget about paying for reform and rely on bogus claims the tax cuts will pay for themselves ultimately. For those who want to grow the economy, this is a mistake;


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can My Wife Get Spousal Benefits?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:38:00 -0400

Today’s column takes up the availability of spousal benefits, restricted applications, trial work periods for those receiving disability benefits and the application and effects of the WEP and GPO.


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3 Huge Ways To Rock Your 401(k) Savings

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:09:00 -0400

It's not hard to boost your 401(k) savings. Here are 3 powerful tools.


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How To Protect Yourself From The Next Equifax Financial Scam

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Financial scammers want to cash in on the Equifax credit breach. Here's how to stop them in their tracks and protect your money.


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Edith Windsor And The Struggle Against DOMA As Seen By A Tax Geek

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:44:00 -0400

The passing of Edith Windsor reminds us of the legal struggle to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.


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The Implications Of Revenue-Neutral Tax Reform

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:22:00 -0400

It's Tax Reform Week on Forbes. Today's guest post is written by Laurence Vance.


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Estate Tax Exemption Projected To Top $11 Million Per Couple In 2018

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:10:00 -0400

Annual gift tax exclusion amount projected to increase for first time since 2013 to $15,000. Is estate tax repeal on the horizon?


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Fun With Math: One Man's Attempt To Craft Revenue Neutral Tax Reform

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:57:00 -0400

How hard can it be to craft a tax plan that is revenue neutral, provides much-needed simplicity, and doesn't disproportionately favor the rich? One man aims to find out.


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Ask Larry: ​​Can We Both Get Spousal Benefits Only?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:37:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses whether both spouses can restirct their applications to their spousal benefits only, foreign pensions, widow(er)'s benefits after reduced retirement benefits, divorced spousal benefits and effects of selling life insurance.


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Will We Get Tax Reform? It's A Matter Of Congressional Debate

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

It's Tax Reform Week on Forbes. Today's guest post is written by Todd Simmens.


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Tax Reform Repatriation Of Offshore Earnings

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:08:00 -0400

This post explains how a tax reform special lower rate for repatriation of offshore earnings work work.


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Can Corporate Integration Save Tax Reform?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:03:00 -0400

There’s no shortage of lofty ambitions when it comes to tax reform. Among the list of aspirational goals is the concept of corporate integration.


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Projected 2018 Tax Rates, Brackets, Standard Deduction Amounts And More

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:57:00 -0400

Today, Bloomberg BNA released their predictions for 2018 tax brackets and other tax items. Here are their projected numbers for the 2018 tax year (beginning January 1, 2018).


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Women Report More Financial Stress About Retirement Savings Than Men

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:29:00 -0400

A new report by MassMutual shows some interesting differences between how men and women feel about saving for retirement, with women feeling more behind and stressed.


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Lifting The Middle Class Through Tax Reform

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:11:00 -0400

It's Tax Reform Week on Forbes. Today's guest post is written by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).


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Fidelity Launches New Program For Employers To Help Pay Off Student Loans

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:01:00 -0400

Fidelity will launch a new program for employers to help their employees repay student loans.


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What Millennials Need To Know About The Equifax Credit Breach

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:32:00 -0400

The Equifax data breach affects 143 million people. Here's what to do about to protect your personal information.


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What A Tax Professional Would Like To See Out Of Tax Reform

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:11:00 -0400

It's Tax Reform Week on Forbes. Today's guest post is written by Russell Fox.


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Gulf War Syndrome In Tax Court

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:20:00 -0400

Desert Storm veteran cannot get Tax Court to consider whether his pension payments are taxable.


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An Experiment: How Low Could Tax Rates Go If Congress Eliminated All Tax Expenditures?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:06:00 -0400

Could President Trump and congressional Republicans cut tax rates as much as they say without adding to the deficit? They could in theory -- but only by axing every single individual tax break and nearly every business tax preference.


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Why The Tax Reform Crew May Target Your Retirement

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:19:00 -0400

Washington politicians who are working on tax reform may change 401(k) and IRA plans to bring in more tax revenue faster.


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2017 Is Our Year To Make History On Tax Reform

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:01:00 -0400

It's Tax Reform Week on Forbes. Today's guest post is written by Congressman Kevin Brady.


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Retirement Account Withdrawal Rules Loosened For Hurricane Irma Victims

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:00:00 -0400

Tax relief for hurricane victims includes easier access to 401(k)s but beware withdrawal penalties could still apply.


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The Business Lessons We Can Learn From Taylor Swift

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:48:00 -0400

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Steve Jobs… and Taylor Swift? Before you dismiss the idea of adding the pop princess to the pantheon of modern-day disruptive business gurus, consider some of the stats.


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Ask Larry: Will My Benefit Go Up If I File And Keep Working?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:42:00 -0400

Today’s column examines the effect of continuing income on benefit amounts, railroad pensions' effects of Social Security benefits, filing retroactively, the earnings test in the first year and benefits for adopted grandchildren.


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Will Tax Reform Simplify The Tax Code?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:52:00 -0400

It's Tax Reform Week on Forbes. Today's guest post is written by Bob Meyers.


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Toys 'R' Us: No Game Changer For Vornado Realty

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

One thing is quite clear as it relates to Vornado, the company has seen considerable shareholder value erode because of euphoric deal making.


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Tax Reform Is Hard: State And Local Tax Deduction As Case In Point

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:47:00 -0400

The itemized deduction for state and local taxes is often called a blue state tax break and is on the short list for revenue raisers. Repeal is great in theory, but influential high-income voters in both parties benefit from the tax break. It's an example of why revenue neutral tax reform is hard.


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