Kamis, 11 Agustus 2011

How Income Tax Audits Work

You get a letter in the mail, a letter emblazoned with the gut-wrenching acronym, IRS. You say to yourself: "But I filed on time! I paid all my taxes!" That may be, but unfortunately, that doesn't mean you won't be audited.

Selasa, 09 Agustus 2011

How Inheritance Tax Works

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." It's an old, sardonic aphorism that nevertheless is universally true. One delightful area of tax law manages to combine both death and taxes into a single experience: inheritance tax.

Stick With U.S. Stocks After S&P Cut, Barclays’s Olsen Says

U.S. stocks are attractive, even after Standard & Poor’s stripped the world’s largest economy of its top credit rating for the first time, because the companies are inexpensive and have global reach, Barclays Plc (BARC) said.

“Don’t join the crowd and try to pile out,” Hans Olsen, head of Americas investment strategy at Barclays Wealth, said in a telephone interview yesterday. The unit of the London-based bank oversees 170 billion pounds ($279 billion). “Valuations and earnings power are still there, that’s for sure, and those who can should hold with their equity positions,” he said.

Jumat, 05 Agustus 2011

How to Avoid Tax Problems?

Tax problems can certainly intimidate everyone. To avoid summon from the IRS, you must learn the basics about taxes and its corresponding law. Likewise, knowledge of preventive means can spare you from the nightmares accompanied by tax problems.

Certified Tax Services

Financial planning is a common term heard in the business field nowadays. This applies to much more than money. Setting a goal and a financial plan is the best way to keep your wealth steady and stable. Without a clear goal and a plan to attain it, you're going to drift around pointlessly. If you really want to break out of your bad financial habits you certainly need to set a concrete goal and get on a plan to reach that goal.

Selasa, 26 Juli 2011

Start-Ups and Spouses

When a married person embarks on an entrepreneurial endeavor, it's often the other spouse who's left holding up the family's finances.

Take Kim and Ryan Woodings. After two years of marriage, the young couple from Boise, Idaho, were relatively prosperous. But things changed in June 2005 when they invested half their savings in MetaGeek LLC, a company started by Mr. Woodings.

Making the Most of Online Matchmaking for Small Firms

Wil Schroter has started nine companies -- some successful, others not. Over the years, the entrepreneur has developed a network of investors, software developers and others who might be able to help out with his businesses. He says friends and acquaintances began to come to him on a regular basis, asking him to put them in touch with advisers or job candidates he knows.