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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Did Retiring At 63 Lower My Benefit?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:14:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses the effects of no longer working before FRA, restricted applications for spousal benefits only, survivor benefits, spousal benefits and eligibility of grandchildren.


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Four Reasons Tax Filing Is Not Tax Planning

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0400

The same tax code is available to everyone, and you don’t have to be a corporation with deep pockets to get the benefits.


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Successful Entrepreneurs Rely On Wealth Managers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:14:00 -0400

Very few successful entrepreneurs are focusing on managing their financial assets. Instead, they are concentrating on running and growing their companies. Consequently, they turn to talented wealth managers to help them preserve and grow their personal wealth.



Clergy Housing Tax Exemption The Times Square Of Religion And Taxation

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:52:00 -0400

Judge Crabb's decision that special tax break for clergy housing is unconstitutional prompts strong reaction in religious circles.


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Gotcha! Social Security Benefits Rising 2% In 2018, But Most Retirees Won't See Extra Cash

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:30:00 -0400

Many retirees will find most or all of their Social Security boost eaten up by a jump in the Medicare Part B premiums deducted from their monthly checks.


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Will Your Taxes Change In 2018? The Tax Reform Plan Has 3 Major Hurdles To Overcome First

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:16:00 -0400

Will your taxes increase or decrease in 2018, under the new tax reform bill? It's possible they won't be affected at all. Speaker Paul Ryan is urging representatives to pass the bill before Christmas - but with few details and plan concerns among Republicans, the timeline may be too ambitious.


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Ask Larry: ​​Can We Still File And Suspend Under The New Law

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:05:00 -0400

Today’s column responds to questions about suspending under the new law, sequencing benefits under the new law, divorced spousal benefits and the combined family maximum.


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IRS Announces Taxpayer Relief For Victims Of California Wildfires

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:19:00 -0400

As deadly wildfires continue to ravage parts of California, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that victims of those fires now have until January 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments.


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After Pressure Over Security Concerns, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:09:00 -0400

The IRS has announced that it has suspended its contract with Equifax after reports that the credit reporting bureau had been the subject of security concerns twice in the span of a few months.


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How Health Savings Accounts Can Backfire

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:52:00 -0400

Can you build up too much savings in an HSA?


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Keith Tucker Cashes KPMG Get Out Of Jail Free Card In Tax Court

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:44:00 -0400

Tax shelter get out of jail free card works for executive with extensive tax background.


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Why Do We Make It So Hard For Immigrants To Pay Their Taxes?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:52:00 -0400

Incredibly complex rules for certain credits and exemptions and the process of filing itself hinder immigrants' ability.


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Recovering Economy And Rising Interest Rates Help JPMorgan Overcome Wall Street's Malaise

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:10:00 -0400

JPMorgan's third quarter profits rose 7% due to a recovering U.S. economy and rising interest rates, which outweighed falling trading and investment banking revenues. The bank's results were generally in-line with analyst estimates, helping to justify a 40% surge in its stock in the past year.


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GOP Politicians Want Corporate Tax Cuts -- But Most Other People Don't

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:20:00 -0400

Corporate tax cuts are in the air. Pretty much every elected Republican is determined to slash the tax rate on corporate income, and even some Democratic politicians like the idea. But you know who doesn’t? Almost everyone else.


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Wealth Management 'Secrets' Of The Super-Rich And Single-Family Offices

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:46:00 -0400

Today, a great many affluent individuals can benefit from the wealth management solutions used by the super-rich and single-family offices. The key is selecting high-caliber wealth managers to work with who are proficient when it comes to these solutions.



Ask Larry: Can I Collect On My Boyfriend's Record If We Marry?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:42:00 -0400

Today’s column takes up benefits potentially available upon marriage, when spousal benefits can become available and how much they can be, foreign pensions and the earnings test.


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Nobel-Prize Winning Formula: 4 Ways To Boost Savings

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0400

Prof. Richard Thaler's Nobel-Prize Winning research can help you save more money. Here's how you can profit.


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Fact and Fiction About Estate Tax Repeal

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:31:00 -0400

Former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm misuses facts and logic to support estate tax repeal. This article does NOT oppose estate tax repeal; it speaks out against specious propaganda.


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Procter & Gamble Says Shareholders Have Rejected Billionaire Nelson Peltz's Bid For A Board Seat

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:51:00 -0400

Procter & Gamble shareholders have rejected billionaire hedge fund magnate Nelson Peltz's bid for a seat on the company's board. The shareholder vote was won by P&G on a thin margin.


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Your Pension Is a Lie: There's $210 Trillion Of Liabilities Our Government Can't Fulfill

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:43:00 -0400

Again, to make this clear: Your Social Security benefits are guaranteedunder current law,but Congress reserves the right to change the law.


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Ask The Taxgirl: Should I Cancel A Form W-9?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:38:00 -0400

It's Ask The Taxgirl! Today's question is whether you should "cancel" a form W-9 if it turns out that you won't be paid after all.


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Forest Whitaker Loses Tax Case, Provides IRS Handling Tips

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:54:00 -0400

Forest Whitaker is no stranger to tax troubles. This time, it was over timing of payments to the IRS that led to his multiple losses in court.


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Are Progressive Tax Benefits Coming To College Savers?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Tax benefits are nothing new to college savers, but progressive tax benefits are a novelty introduced by Minnesota earlier this year. Will we be seeing more benefits like this one in other states?


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Time Is Running Out For Taxpayers On Extension In 2017

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 21:26:00 -0400

Have you filed your taxes yet? Taxpayers who filed for extension during tax season must file and pay any balance due next week. Taxpayers get an extra day to file this year: Since the regular extension due date, October 15, falls on weekend, taxpayers have until Monday, October 16, 2017, to file.


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Forget Budgeting: Here Is A Smarter, Easier Way To Control Your Spending

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 10:48:00 -0400

People hate to budget. So here's a smarter -- and easier -- way to control your spending.


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can My Husband Still Claim Spousal Only At FRA If I File Early?

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:47:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses restricted applications for spousal benefits, the amount of early spousal and early retirement benefits, divorced spousal benefits and retroactive survivor's benefits.


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False IRS Tax Returns -- Personal Or Business -- Can Mean Prison

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 08:57:00 -0400

Criminal tax charges can arise out of business tax returns as well as personal ones, even if you don't personally benefit.


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5 Tax-Equivalent Yields Up To 9.6%

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 07:33:00 -0400

Think it’s time to sell – or avoid – tax-advantaged municipal bonds ahead of the upcoming tax battle? Think again.


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Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have Out Of Date Estate Plans

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 06:57:00 -0400

For a sizable number of successful entrepreneurs, their estate plans are likely outdated. In order to attain the greatest benefits from estate planning, you need to stay on top of the matter and revise your estate plans when appropriate.



Clergy Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional - Again

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 09:43:00 -0400

Judge rules that tax exemption for clergy housing allowances is unconstitutional.


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