Taxes

Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether someone can switch to spousal benefits after already receiving a retirement benefit reduced for filing early, a public pension’s effect on potential spousal benefits and whether early survivor benefits will reflect the deceased spouse’s delayed retirement credits (DRCs). Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics
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In the coming weeks, Paypal is preparing to launch a digital wallet and a Cryptocurrency Hub allowing its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, and litecoin. Beginning in early 2021, PayPal PYPL users can also use the service to buy goods and services from 26 million merchants connected with
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about the effect of having collected a spousal benefit before filing retroactively for retirement benefits, potential effects of business losses on Social Security benefit rates and which full retirement age (FRA) applies to the earnings test. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about what’s possible after suspending a retirement benefit, survivor pensions based on a spouse’s non-covered pension, responding to a notice of overpayment from Social Security and why spousal benefits may not have been available. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder
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WASHINGTON DC, OCTOBER 15: Albert Lauber, left, and Craig Hoffman pose in the front yard of thier … [+] Victorian Home off just off Logan Circle in Washington DC, October 15, 2014 (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post via Getty Images In a recent interview Judge Albert Lauber of
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UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1931: Al Capone, pictured in court during his trial, Chicago, 1931. He was … [+] sentenced to a 10 years in federal prison and one year in county jail for a total sentence of 11 years. (Photo by Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images) Getty Images On this day
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Democrats are betting that they can get voters to go along with big tax increases as long as they ostensibly hit only “the rich” and businesses. In this episode of What’s Ahead, we look at three state referendums that will test this hypothesis. California’s Proposition 15 would remove caps on taxing commercial real estate above
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The US Attorney General’s Cyber Digital Task Force recently issued a comprehensive report outlining the United States’ framework for enforcement against cryptocurrency-related crimes. This report explains emerging threats, enforcement challenges, and case studies. According to the task force report, tax evasion is one of the three major ways bad actors use cryptocurrency. This report adds
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Fort Lauderdale, … [+] Florida on October 13, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s current campaign plan would raise taxes by $2.4 trillion over the next decade,
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On the latest episode of Willis Weighs In, Benjamin Willis, contributing editor for Tax Notes Federal, and Victor Fleischer, professor at University of California, Irvine School of Law and former Senate Finance Committee Democratic chief tax counsel, discuss possible post-election tax reform. Here are a few highlights . . . On changing the corporate tax rate Victor
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In this photo illustration the Internal Revenue Service (IRS… SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Regulators all over the world are struggling to come up with an effective tax policy for virtual currency transactions. Recently, the IRS was scrutinized by the government watchdog, The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), about this very issue. A
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about how retroactive filing affects benefit rates, when spousal benefits may be available and whether it’s possible or advisable to take a retirement benefit before a survivor’s benefit. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning,
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