The IRS has unveiled its topics and days for this summer’s online slate of Nationwide Tax Forums. Tax pros can attend up to 30 of the one-hour, live-streamed webinars, which will begin July 21 and continue through Aug. 20. Webinars will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The webinars will be held from 11 a.m.
Luis Alvarez (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.) Retail investors are giving Wall Street pros a run for their money during the market comeback, with the amateurs’ top picks outperforming those of hedge funds, according to Goldman Sachs. Goldman compiled a portfolio of popular stocks among retail investors and the basket of equities
In line with the nationwide trend of taxing vapor products, the Michigan Senate has passed a new 18 percent tax on vapor products. These taxes are often intended to achieve a two-fold goal: deterring youth use and raising revenue. The Michigan bill is no exception. On Wednesday, SB781 passed the Senate on a 33-5 vote.
Jason Stitt | Getty Images Millions of Americans put a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks on their wish lists. But Congress has yet to decide exactly what the next version of coronavirus stimulus legislation will look like. If House Democrats have their way, a second batch of checks would be deployed to qualifying Americans.
Full expensing for capital investment is being considered in the upcoming fourth round of coronavirus relief legislation. Though we tend to talk about full expensing as a long-run policy with long-run benefits, that does not mean it is meaningless in the short term. In fact, full expensing is good for both the long run and
Ernst & Young and its business tax clients at companies across the U.S. and other countries have faced a series of challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic, including new tax legislation like the CARES Act, just as they were starting to grow more familiar with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and all of
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin withdrew the U.S. from international talks over a digital tax deal after failing to reach an agreement with countries looking to place levies on the revenue of American tech companies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said. “We were making no headway and the secretary made the decision that rather than have
In many countries, investment income, such as dividends and capital gains, is taxed at a different rate than wage income. Today’s map focuses on how capital gains are taxed, showing how capital gains tax rates differ across European OECD countries. When a person realizes a capital gain—that is, sells an asset for a profit—they face
Source: Robinhood On the small yellow sticky note that 20-year-old Alex Kearns left on his bedroom door was an ominous message saying to turn on the computer. Daniel Kearns powered up his son’s laptop in their home in Naperville, Ilinois. Within seconds, a four-paragraph letter flashed on the screen. “If you’re reading this, then I
Some Nebraska senators have recently proposed decoupling from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s tax relief provisions in order to use that revenue for property tax cuts. Because Nebraska conforms with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) on a rolling basis, the state automatically incorporates federal tax changes into its own tax code
Thomas Barwick The disaster some wealthy investors have been preparing for has finally arrived. Since the coronavirus pandemic struck, market volatility has become a regular theme for investors. On March 23, the S&P 500 index plummeted to 2,191.86 – an intraday low – but since then, it’s risen by close to 40%. In anticipation of
Lawmakers can improve the cost recovery treatment of capital investment by allowing full expensing or by approximating full expensing by adjusting depreciation deductions to equal the present value of full expensing. This latter approach of capital cost indexing (sometimes called a neutral cost recovery system or NCRS) lowers the short-term cost of the policy to
At a time when so much in life seems out of our control, it can be helpful to have some reliable rules to guide us. Most of you are familiar with Vilfredo Pareto’s famous 80/20 rule, which states that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. Or to put it
Hiring, with its many rules and regulations, is a complex process to manage. If you’re planning to grow your small business team, you need a clear set of steps and tools to help you find the right candidates for the next job offer. A solid and consistent process can also help you remain legally compliant.
The Internal Revenue Service should make more of a priority of going after tax preparers who haven’t filed their own tax returns or paid their tax liabilities and penalties, according to a new report. The report, released Monday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, noted that as of November 2018, the IRS’s Return
Today it was reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent a letter to the finance ministers in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain communicating concerns the U.S. government has with ongoing OECD negotiations on international tax rules. Those concerns have led the U.S. to withdraw from the negotiations. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer,
Klaus Vedfelt Digital banks like Chime and Square’s Cash App have added millions of users by offering streamlined, mobile-first accounts without the pesky fees associated with brick-and-mortar banks. To that list of disruptors, add the New York-based start-up Current. Current, founded in 2015 by former Wall Street trader Stuart Sopp, has offered fee-free mobile checking
Yellow Dog Productions The U.S. economy is restarting and millions of unemployed Americans are returning to work. Yet that positive trajectory may not last. Many newly employed Americans could be furloughed or laid off again. Officials in areas like New York have discussed renewed lockdown measures as citizens flaunt social distancing rules. Houston may
There has been a considerable amount of talk recently from both the White House and Congress on the potential for a major federal infrastructure bill. While there are few details on what such a compromise would entail, the projects could run the gamut from roads and bridges to public schools and VA hospitals. There seems
BDO USA, a Chicago-based Top 10 Firm, has added Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern, CPAs, a firm based in Las Vegas, expanding BDO’s presence in Nevada and Utah. The deal will add nine partners and approximately 60 professionals from PBTK to BDO and is expected to close on July 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.