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Did You Know That The United States Will Soon Have The Highest Corporate Taxes?

Believe it or not, the United States is about to have the highest corporate taxes of any other industrialized country. Right now, only Japan has a higher corporate tax rate than the United States. However, that is all about to change very soon.

In less than a week, Japan will be reducing its corporate tax rate to 36.8 percent, while the United States will continue to have corporate taxes of 39.2 percent. This is calculated by combining the current business tax rate of 35 percent with average state taxes of 4.2 percent. It is a curious state of affairs, especially … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

The Supreme Court Decision On Healthcare Will Affect Taxes

The nation waits for the Supreme Court to announce the ruling about health-care. Many wonder how their ruling will change taxes?

Not only does the Supreme Court decide about the Affordable Care Act, but also taxes. How will their judgement change taxes?

The law must include tax cuts and increases. Even if the individual mandate is eliminated, the taxes would go on. Unless the Supreme Court eliminates the entire healthcare bill.

The mandate tax will be the punishment people would owe for not buying insurance. The High Court must decide whether it is considered a penalty or a tax.… Read more at 2011 Taxes.

New Jersey Residents Look For Lower Tax Assessments

The Sfarras in Teaneck disputed the tax assessment on their home last year, which helped the value fall by almost 12%. This let them save almost a grand a year in property taxes. Dorthy Monooopli also did something similar, reducing the value on her home by 30k.

These are only a few of the people who are trying to get lower tax assessments due to the falling prices of real estate over the last few years. As the filing date for tax appeals gets closer, many people are trying to file the proper documents.

William Dressel, in charge of … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Unusual Tax Deductions Can Be Risky

Should you take a risk on tax deductions? My answer would be no. The turbo tax software site says the same thing. I am not one to take such risks. However, others have dared to boldly go where no tax payer has gone before.

One group of accountants in Minnesota decided to take a survey to compile a list of unique and strange tax deductions. It is a good thing their accountant talked them out of claiming such things or else they would get an angry letter from the IRS.

It is amazing what some people try … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Know Your Tax Responsibilities on Insurance

When purchasing life insurance, it is important to consider all of the circumstances that could affect the amount of money needed by beneficiaries. One issue everyone should consider is taxation. Many people wonder if they have to pay taxes on life insurance. Many people assume that all proceeds from life insurance are tax-exempt, but the truth is actually more complicated.
Death benefits of a life insurance policy, in general, are free from federal income tax when distributed by the insurance company to a named beneficiary or multiple beneficiaries. In other words, when a husband dies, his wife usually … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Pay Your Taxes On Unemployment Insurance Benefits

When filing your 2012 taxes, make sure you pay taxes on your unemployment insurance benefits.

While the rate of unemployment may be reducing, there are still millions of people who are unemployed. Sadly, these individuals also have to pay taxes on their unemployment insurance benefits.

If you are unemployed and you collected unemployment insurance benefits last year, you must pay taxes on it. After calculating your tax incidence, you will be surprised at the amount of tax you owe the government, unless you requested the federal government to withhold taxes.

The VP of TurboTax, Bob Meighan says that people … Read more at 2011 Taxes.