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Houston First Mortgages

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesHouston First Mortgages Planning for a new home, new property and other finances for the first time is not only a question of gathering money– it is a building a dream to create heaven for you and your loved ones. Though it is a hard fact that getting a mortgage loan is always a

The Tax Policy Charade

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesThe Tax Policy Charade Tax policy discussions are meant to do what? Arrive at a rational policy, or garner votes. I think it is the latter. What is lost in all the debate over tax increases versus tax cuts, is science. Contrary to what most people may think, there is some scientific study of

Biden Tax Compliance & Tax Enforcement Plan to Improve Tax Collection

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Recent Biden administration proposals rely heavily on revenue from better Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax collections to fund spending initiatives. The American Families Plan uses several avenues to reduce the tax gap (or the difference between taxes paid and taxes owed), from increasing the IRS’s tax enforcement budget to improving information technology and

Does Your State Have an Individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This week’s map shows the five states that have an Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in their individual income tax codes: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, and Minnesota. Under an individual alternative minimum tax, many taxpayers are required to calculate their income tax liability under two systems and pay the higher amount. The federal AMT was created in 1963,

Cities with Highest Sales Tax | Sales Tax Rates by City

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings There are over 11,000 sales tax jurisdictions in the United States, with widely varying rates. Among major cities, Tacoma, Washington imposes the highest combined state and local sales tax rate, at 10.30 percent. Five other cities—Fremont, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington—are tied for the second highest

The COVID-19 Pandemic Drove A Huge, But Temporary, Increase in Households That Did Not Pay Federal Income Tax

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The COVID-19 pandemic and the policy response to it led to an extraordinary increase in the number of American households that owed no federal individual income tax in 2020. The Tax Policy Center estimates that last year more than 107 million households, or nearly 61 percent, owed no income tax or even received

Computer Program Enables Investors to Analyze Property

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesComputer Program Enables Investors to Analyze Property The flourishing real estate market has resulted in a significant increase in first-time real estate investors. With limited experience in real estate, it can be a risky move to buy property without knowing for certain what the return on the initial investment would be. Thousands of investors

Due Diligence 101 Or What You Do Not Know Can Kill You!

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesDue Diligence 101 Or What You Do Not Know Can Kill You! Introduction: This article is written as a general discussion on the subject of “Due Diligence”. It is for informational purposes and not intended to be a definitive guideline for your exact situation. You should consult the appropriate professionals with regard to your

Wyden 199A Pass-through Deduction Proposal: Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) recently introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness Act—the impact of which we modeled—to reform the Section 199A pass-through business deduction created in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. The provision currently allows taxpayers to deduct up to 20 percent of their qualified business income from their

US International Tax Reform Options

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As lawmakers in Congress consider ways to change tax rules, a recent Tax Foundation study shows the effects of four options to overhaul the United States’ international tax regime. These options include changes to policies such as the corporate tax rate, Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI), Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII), Qualified Business
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