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Taxes http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/38/all/feed en Obama Proposes Buffet Rule To Replace Alternative Tax http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20120215/obama-proposes-buffet-rule-replace-alternative-tax-id-1701711557.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Obama’s recent budget plan has raised perpetual arguments on his efforts for reducing tax load on middle-class by introducing ‘Buffet rule’ for wealthy Americans. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/obama_112.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Obama administration’s proposed budget, if passed in the Congress, would eventually replace Alternat</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20120215/obama-proposes-buffet-rule-replace-alternative-tax-id-1701711557.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buffet rule replaces alternative minimum tax Obama proposed budget 2013 Obama proposes Buffet rule to replace alternative tax Taxes Top Story United States what is Buffett rule Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:36:51 +0000 Rachna Pandya 1701711557 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Prove Your Innocence, Get Income Tax Relief http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110806/prove-your-innocence-get-income-tax-relief.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Two-year rule for equitable relief is scrapped. Read on to know what it means and how it benefits you: the innocent spouse.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>An “innocent taxpayer” is a taxpayer who had no knowledge of his spouse understating or underpaying </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Tax%20evasion.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="178" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110806/prove-your-innocence-get-income-tax-relief.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Income Tax Relief innocent spouse joint tax liability spouse underpays or understates tax Taxes United States Sat, 06 Aug 2011 17:59:55 +0000 Steve Anderson 1701710956 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Most Commonly Ignored Tax Deductions http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101101/most-commonly-ignored-tax-deductions-id-10133105.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our complex tax code often makes us hand over our hard earned money as taxes when in fact we were eligible for a deduction. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While paying taxes we take advantage of some common deductions, but some lesser known exemptions are often ignored which can save a significant dollars.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Though we keep in mind the more common ones like deductions for property tax and charitable donations, we ignore the related deductions, thus end up paying more than our real tax liability to the IRS.</p> <p>Read on for some of the less familiar tax deductions that can save you some of your hard earned dollars.</p> <p><strong>1. Purchase of New Vehicle</strong><br /> The Internal Revenue Service offers tax credit on cars that are fuel efficient. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/1262668508.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-label">imagecaption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some often ignored tax deductions can save a significant amount and lower the tax liability of the users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101101/most-commonly-ignored-tax-deductions-id-10133105.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101101/most-commonly-ignored-tax-deductions-id-10133105.html#comments bills Business Charitable donations Deductions expenses house IRS meals travel property purchase save Tax Taxes Top Story United States vehicle Mon, 01 Nov 2010 05:00:40 +0000 Anter Prakash Singh 133105 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Business Assistance Act of 2009: Builders Get Treated, Tax Payers Pick up the Tab http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091116/business-assistance-act-2009-builders-get-treated-tax-payers-pick-tab-id-1091077.h <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new bill makes provision for builders suffering losses in 2008 and 2009 to claim refunds from the tax paid in the previous five years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How some builders stand to gain unfairly from the bill? </p> </div> </div> </div> <p>To give the economy a necessary fillip, Barack Obama signed the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 into a law Nov. 6. The bill has good intentions, and workers as well as homeowners would benefit from them. But some builders stand to make windfall gains, the burden of which will be borne by taxpayers. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Intense lobbying lets bills get passed. Both the houses voted in favor of this bill in overwhelming majority. For instance, the House of Representative passed the bill by a vote of 403-12. There are many components of the bill that are worth approbation. That, however,cannot condone the unfair advantage that we are talking here. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091116/business-assistance-act-2009-builders-get-treated-tax-payers-pick-tab-id-1091077.h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091116/business-assistance-act-2009-builders-get-treated-tax-payers-pick-tab-id-1091077.h#comments builders Business construction housing sector jobs tax refund Taxes Top Story United States Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:15:17 +0000 Chandkishore Patro 91077 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Hiring a Tax Agent http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090430/hiring-tax-agent-id-1065979.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the things you loathe is sitting down and sorting out your taxes. You are happier having someone tell you ‘this is the amount of tax you will have to pay for this year’ and paying it out, rather than sitting down and going through the painful process of calculating the tax due. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-lead"> <div class="field-label">lead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A tax agent saves you oodles of time, effort and money. The trouble is how to hire the one suitable for you. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It gets even more painful when you need to file federal as well as state taxes. And that is when you came across this wonderful person, called the tax agent. </p> <p><strong>An Introduction to the Tax Agent</strong></p> <p>So who is a tax agent? Simply put, this is the person you turn to when you need to get your taxes calculated and filed. As is apparent, hiring a tax agent has tremendous benefits. These include saving your time and effort. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/FA_FTA.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="157" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-label">imagecaption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last thing you want is to hire an unreliable tax agent who'll ditch you at the sight of a tax audit</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090430/hiring-tax-agent-id-1065979.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090430/hiring-tax-agent-id-1065979.html#comments Law & Taxation Legal tax agent tax return Taxes taxes Top Story United States Women's Corner Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:43:37 +0000 Daisy Sarma 65979 at http://www.themoneytimes.com How Banks Can Exploit Geithner's Plan http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090401/how-banks-can-exploit-geithners-plan-id-1061308.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I want Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's plan to save the banks to work. I want banks to jettison all the crap on their balance sheets and allow taxpayers to profit. Everyone does. It'd be the ultimate victory during an economic collapse where nothing has gone right</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>But I'm also a realist. There are several reasons to think that<br /> Geithner's plan to form a public-private investment partnership will not only fail, but will become a massive wealth transfer from taxpayers to banks. When the plan first came out last week, I didn't think such a transfer was likely. With a simple example, I now realize otherwise.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Bank%20Of%20America%20Logo%201.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="97" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090401/how-banks-can-exploit-geithners-plan-id-1061308.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090401/how-banks-can-exploit-geithners-plan-id-1061308.html#comments Taxes taxes Top Story United States Wed, 01 Apr 2009 04:47:00 +0000 Morgan Housel 61308 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Help! I Can't Afford to Pay My Taxes! http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090401/help-i-cant-afford-pay-my-taxes-id-1061303.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You finally get down to the bottom line of your tax return, and the balance due to Uncle Sam is much more than you expected. In fact, it's more than you can afford to pay. You've dug through the couch cushions and checked all your pants pockets, but all you got was $26.55 and a lot of lint.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What now?</p> <p><strong>Pay what you can to avoid the IRS's ire<br /></strong> Don't<br /> let your inability to pay your tax liability in full keep you from<br /> filing your tax return properly and on time. Include as large a partial<br /> payment as you can. Too many taxpayers hide their heads in the sand<br /> when they run into financial difficulties. But tax liabilities don't go<br /> away when ignored. In fact, they get worse.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Money_Coins.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090401/help-i-cant-afford-pay-my-taxes-id-1061303.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20090401/help-i-cant-afford-pay-my-taxes-id-1061303.html#comments Taxes taxes Top Story United States Wed, 01 Apr 2009 04:19:55 +0000 Motley Fool 61303 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Poll: Canadians split on auto bailout http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20090319/poll_canadians_split_on_auto_bailout-id-1053933.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-2"> <div class="flexinode-textarea-6"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Teaser: </label> <p>Toronto -- A poll of Canadian taxpayers suggests more than half oppose government aid to foundering automakers they claim brought on their own problems.</p> </div> </div> <div class="flexinode-textarea-7"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Story: </label> <p>The Strategic Counsel online survey of 1,500 Canadians for CTV News and the Globe and Mail found 46 percent supported federal loans, while 54 percent opposed it.</p> <p>The poll was done March 13-16, before Chrysler Canada threatened to pull out of Canada altogether if it didn't receive $2.3 billion and have a tax dispute resolved.</p> <p>The poll asked about such a scenario before that happened, and 61 percent of respondents said they wouldn't back a bail-out in the face of threats, CTV said.</p> <p>Tim Woolstencroft, managing partner with The Strategic Counsel, told the broadcaster the poll results indicate criticism of the chief executive officers and management of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20090319/poll_canadians_split_on_auto_bailout-id-1053933.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20090319/poll_canadians_split_on_auto_bailout-id-1053933.html#comments Canada Taxes Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:14:58 +0000 Shruti Sharma 53933 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Taxpayer watchdog hands out golden pigs http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20090312/taxpayer_watchdog_hands_out_golden_pigs-id-1053297.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-2"> <div class="flexinode-textarea-6"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Teaser: </label> <p>Ottawa -- Vancouver's Olympic Village, the Canadian auto industry and a giant inflatable banana were among the winners Wednesday of gold pigs.</p> </div> </div> <div class="flexinode-textarea-7"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Story: </label> <p>The Canadian Taxpayers Federation announced the 11th annual Teddies Waste Awards at a ceremony in Ottawa, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The awards honor Teddie Weatherill, a civil servant fired for imaginative spending.</p> <p>The group gave the auto industry a lifetime achievement award for its history of receiving government grants and loans.</p> <p>Awards were given for each level of government, local, provincial and federal. Vancouver got the municipal prize for what Kevin Gaudet, the federation's executive director, called "waste of Olympic proportions" on the Olympic Village.</p> <p>The Manitoba Child and Family Services agency received the provincial honor for providing spa days for employees, complete with pedicures and facials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20090312/taxpayer_watchdog_hands_out_golden_pigs-id-1053297.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20090312/taxpayer_watchdog_hands_out_golden_pigs-id-1053297.html#comments Canada Taxes Taxpayer Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:42:44 +0000 Shruti Sharma 53297 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Hi-5 to Save Tax http://www.themoneytimes.com/articles/20090130/hi_5_to_save_tax-id-1048876.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-3"></div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/articles/20090130/hi_5_to_save_tax-id-1048876.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/articles/20090130/hi_5_to_save_tax-id-1048876.html#comments Law & Taxation Taxes Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:37:21 +0000 Shivani Thapa 48876 at http://www.themoneytimes.com COL FB: Oklahoma 62, Nebraska 28 http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20081102/col_fb_oklahoma_62_nebraska_28-id-1039876.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-2"> <div class="flexinode-textarea-6"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Teaser: </label> <p>Norman, Okla -- Sam Bradford threw five touchdown passes Saturday to lead the fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners to a 62-28 win over Nebraska.</p> </div> </div> <div class="flexinode-textarea-7"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Story: </label> <p>Bradford completed 19-of-27 passes for 311 yards with one interception for Oklahoma (8-1, 4-1 Big 12), which has won three straight games since a 45-35 setback to Texas.</p> <p>Quentin Chaney had five receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown and Jermaine Gresham caught two touchdown passes.</p> <p>Joe Ganz completed 14-of-26 passes for 206 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for the losing Cornhuskers (5-4). Roy Helu Jr. rushed for 157 yards and a TD on 16 carries.</p> <p>Copyright 2008 by United Press International.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20081102/col_fb_oklahoma_62_nebraska_28-id-1039876.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20081102/col_fb_oklahoma_62_nebraska_28-id-1039876.html#comments Taxes United States Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:11:40 +0000 MT Bureau 39876 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Ike's winds may hit Texas taxpayers http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080918/ikes_winds_may_hit_texas_taxpayers-id-1036239.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-2"> <div class="flexinode-textarea-6"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Teaser: </label> <p>Houston -- Taxpayers in Texas may have to pony up about half of the tab for wind damage caused by Hurricane Ike, state officials said.</p> </div> </div> <div class="flexinode-textarea-7"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Story: </label> <p>Currently, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has $2.1 billion available to pay for the storm's wind damage claims, about half of what it may need, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.</p> <p>"Rates are going to go up," state Rep. Craig Eiland said. "But, the immediate need is making sure people have the opportunity to file their claims."</p> <p>The TWIA, created to help make windstorm insurance more affordable, has 142,566 policies and $42 billion in exposure, the newspaper reported. The bill expected from claims associated with Hurricane Ike could reach $4.2 billion, the Chronicle said.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080918/ikes_winds_may_hit_texas_taxpayers-id-1036239.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080918/ikes_winds_may_hit_texas_taxpayers-id-1036239.html#comments Taxes United States Fri, 19 Sep 2008 04:04:00 +0000 MT Bureau 36239 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Black Lab swallows 13 golf balls http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080906/black_lab_swallows_13_golf_balls-id-1035005.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-2"> <div class="flexinode-textarea-6"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Teaser: </label> <p>Dunfermline, Scotland -- Chris Morrisonof Dunfermline, Scotland, noticed his Labrador retriever rattled when he walked, but had no idea the dog had swallowed 13 golf balls.</p> </div> </div> <div class="flexinode-textarea-7"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Story: </label> <p>"I felt his stomach and heard them rattling around," said Morrison, who told The Daily Telegraph he regularly takes 5-year-old Oscar for a stroll on a golf course near his home. The black lab, he said, usually snoops around the ninth and 12th fairways for lost balls.</p> <p>"The vet hadn't seen anything like it -- it was bizarre. I thought he might have had a couple in there, but not 13. He is a black Lab, so he is a fair size -- but to swallow 13 is quite amazing."</p> <p>The balls were removed two weeks ago in an hour-long operation.</p> <p>"It was like a magic trick," said veterinarian Bob Hesketh of nearby Rosyth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080906/black_lab_swallows_13_golf_balls-id-1035005.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080906/black_lab_swallows_13_golf_balls-id-1035005.html#comments Europe Taxes Sun, 07 Sep 2008 04:34:42 +0000 MT Bureau 35005 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Accounting change could pressure taxes http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080906/accounting_change_could_pressure_taxes-id-1034932.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-2"> <div class="flexinode-textarea-6"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Teaser: </label> <p>Washington-- An accounting change by U.S. actuaries could dramatically increase contributions needed to cover the cost of public employees' pension funds, analysts said.</p> </div> </div> <div class="flexinode-textarea-7"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Story: </label> <p>The American Academy of Actuaries is considering new standards that would require local governments to provide two estimates of returns on investments made on behalf of public employee pension funds, The Washington Post reported Friday.</p> <p>Most municipalities estimate returns on investments at 8 percent, about twice the amount federal regulations permit for private firms, the Post reported.</p> <p>But, the estimate may be too high. The number of public pension budgets considered underfunded jumped fivefold to 40 percent in 2006, compared with 2000, the Government Accountability Office reported.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080906/accounting_change_could_pressure_taxes-id-1034932.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080906/accounting_change_could_pressure_taxes-id-1034932.html#comments Taxes United States Sat, 06 Sep 2008 06:02:49 +0000 MT Bureau 34932 at http://www.themoneytimes.com MLB: Houston 4, Cincinnati 1 http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080828/mlb_houston_4_cincinnati_1-id-1034126.html <div class="flexinode-body flexinode-2"> <div class="flexinode-textarea-6"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Teaser: </label> <p>Houston -- Roy Oswalt defeated Cincinnati for the 22nd time in his career Wednesday, carrying Houston to a 4-1 decision over the Reds.</p> </div> </div> <div class="flexinode-textarea-7"> <div class="form-item"> <label>Story: </label> <p>Oswalt (12-9) allowed a run on five hits over seven innings. His career record against Cincinnati is a stunning 22-1.</p> <p>Houston's runs came on two-run shots by Hunter Pence and Ty Wiggington.</p> <p>Cincinnati has lost three out of four.</p> <p>The loss went to Josh Fogg (2-7), who surrendered just two runs on six hits in six innings.</p> <p>Pence's 19th homer of the season gave Houston a 2-1 lead in the fourth. </p> <p>Wiggington's shot came in the seventh.</p> <p>LaTroy Hawkins worked the eighth for the Astros and Jose Valverde struck out the side in the ninth for his 34th save.</p> <p>Houston has won 13 of its last 15 meetings with Cincinnati.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080828/mlb_houston_4_cincinnati_1-id-1034126.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/news/20080828/mlb_houston_4_cincinnati_1-id-1034126.html#comments Taxes United States Thu, 28 Aug 2008 05:18:00 +0000 MT Bureau 34126 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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