A miniature house on a pile of coins in front of a linear graph. The concept of a relationship … [+] between rising house prices and the gap between the rich and poor. Getty Gabriel Zucman, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses wealth and inequality in America with Tax Notes contributing editor
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 15: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Roosevelt Room at … [+] the White House on November 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Getty Images Lots of people want to see President Trump’s tax returns, including members of Congress, New York state prosecutors, and —
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Yet another business leader speaks out against Warren. Bryan Bedder/Getty Topline: A week after accusing Senator Elizabeth Warren of “tribalism,” former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein again blasted the Democratic 2020 candidate for her war on billionaires, denouncing politicians like her for moving away from “populism”
The wealthiest US citizens have vast assets but little income, so income taxes struggle to reach … [+] them. A wealth tax could ensure these very richest Americans pay their fair share along with the rest of us. But would it? Getty As the first primaries for the 2020 presidential election approach, some Democratic candidates,
Last week I wrapped up my first semester as a professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate Tax Program, and I’ve got to say, the transition back to civilian life hasn’t been easy. I found my daughter in tears this morning, and my immediate reaction was to ask if she was suffering from “physical injury
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh attend the State … [+] of the Union address February 5. Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Topline: The Supreme Court on Monday gave President Trump a temporary reprieve from handing his tax returns over
In 2014, the IRS said crypto was property. Five years went by, and the next thing the IRS said was that hard forks were taxable. How about swaps of crypto for crypto guidance? Not so much. There is no official guidance, although we all know that by statute, 1031 now applies only to real property.
With his new album, Jesus Is King, Kanye West has turned more and more religious. He may have been toying with bankruptcy a few years ago, but today, his fashion and music empires seem to be raking in the cash. True, Kanye isn’t on the Forbes billionaires list just yet, but perhaps a name change
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Topline: If elected president, Joe Biden wants to spend $1.3 trillion on an infrastructure package that includes a transportation overhaul and rebuilding the country’s roads, bridges and tunnels while moving to net-zero carbon emissions, and plans
COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 26: Chase Young of the Ohio State Buckeyes pressures the quarterback against … [+] the Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Getty Images Late last month, the NCAA said college athletes could get paid for the commercial use of their likenesses or names, though it appeared to limit the compensation.
That number was the third highest on record, despite the fact that the tax changes that took effect in 2018 reduced some of the opportunities to take advantage of tax breaks for charitable giving. Clearly, most donations are motivated by a lot more than tax savings. But there’s no reason not to maximize your tax
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The brokerage firm is exploring a bold new play. Getty Topline: As it looks to make up lost revenue from slashing commission fees to zero, brokerage firm TD Ameritrade is reportedly testing different ways it can tap into the sports gambling business, Business Insider first reported.
Sharon McCutcheon Do you know how much money you save right now? And more importantly – do you know if it’s enough? Your savings rate is one of the best metrics to use to determine if you’re on the right track to meet your goals. It’s represented by the percentage of your gross income that
Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses whether Social Security benefits are recalculated due to continued employment, public pensions and divorced spousal benefits, how divorced spousal benefits are calculated, when spousal benefits are available and foreign pensions. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security
Each year, the IRS announces changes to retirement plan contributions for 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and more. If you’re in the process of saving for retirement, it is essential to know the current contribution limits and take maximum advantage of them, if possible. The most notable changes for the coming year apply to 401(k)
When the U.S. government sold the income tax to the public in the 1940s, its message obscured the tax’s limited application and coercive nature. It promoted the tax as a mass tax through popular culture, forgoing government officials as promoters. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has done the opposite in messaging her wealth tax proposal. Getty
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The feud between Cooperman and Warren escalates, yet again. Bloomberg/Getty Images Topline: In the latest salvo in her war on the ultrarich and public feud with longtime investor Leon Cooperman, 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren released a new TV ad that takes aim at a group of
Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses when someone might be deemed to have filed for spousal benefits after filing for retirement benefits, filing for spousal benefits before retirement benefits, widow’s benefits and the GPO, disability benefits converting to retirement benefits and award letter language. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Democrats are trying to get ahold of Donald Trump’s tax returns though several difference legal … [+] channels. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Topline: A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a last-ditch effort by President Donald’s Trump’s lawyers to shield his financial records from Congress,
The IRS wants us to know that it is getting really serious about abuse in the area of the syndication of conservation easements. IR-2019-182 issued on November 12 tells us: “The Internal Revenue Service announced today a significant increase in enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easement transactions, a priority compliance area for the agency. Financial