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Discrimination and Disparities
by Thomas Sowell

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English

Pages

143

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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<br /><br /><div><b>An empirical examination of how economic and other disparities arise</b></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div>Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate.<br /><br /> <i>Discrimination and Disparities</i> gathers a wide array of empirical evidence from to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation or genetics. <br /><br /> It is readable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.<br /><br /> The point of <i>Discrimination and Disparities</i> is not to recommend some particular policy "fix" at the end, but to clarify why so many policy fixes have turned out to be counterproductive, and to expose some seemingly invincible fallacies--behind many counterproductive policies.<br /><br /></div>
The Trump Tax Cut: Your Personal Guide to the New Tax Law
by Eva Rosenberg

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

December 18, 2018

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<div>Noted tax expert and award-winning finance author Eva Rosenberg presents one of the first – if not the first – guides to Trump’s newly enacted tax plan, providing individual tax payers with a roadmap to making the most out of this historic tax reform. Part One will provide plain English overview of what’s new and how it will affect individual taxpayers as well as the larger goals of tax reform. Part Two will feature nearly 300 tax tips that will provide specific instructions on how to take advantage of the new tax law.</div>
Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lower...
by Tom Wheelwright

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English

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Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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After 31 years… Major Tax Reform — and what it means to you True overhaul of the tax law only happens about once every 30 years. In the past 75 years, the U.S. tax law has only seen three major revisions; one in 1954, the next in 1986 and most recently at the end of 2017. I have been fortunate as a tax professional to be heavily involved in the last two reforms. In 1986, I was a manager in the National Tax Department (NTD) of Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst Young). My primary responsibility during my three years there was to create, teach and administer tax courses to the Firm’s U.S. tax professionals. Just as I arrived in the summer of 1985, I discovered that much of NTD’s resources were being devoted to following the tax reform bill that had been introduced that year. This gave me, as a young tax professional, some amazing insight into the legislative process as well as the horse trading for tax reform. President Reagan wanted two things; simplicity (the 1985 act was call the Tax Simplification Act of 1985) and he wanted it to be revenue neutral (no net increase to the deficit). It took another year before bill was finally passed as the Tax Reform Act of 1986. (Simplicity took a back seat to other goals of the reform.) In 1986 the big winners from tax reform were individuals, with significantly lower tax rates, insurance companies (who got by relatively unscathed) and businesses. The big loser was real estate investors (the passive loss rules were used as a last-ditch effort to make a “revenue-neutral” bill. The result a few years later was the Savings and Loan debacle accompanied by a massive real estate depression and the government bailing out real estate through the RTC (Resolution Trust Corporation). Fast forward 31 years to 2017. President Trump had promised economic stimulus and had stumbled out of the blocks with the failure to repeal ObamaCare. Everyone thought tax reform would take two years to complete like it had in 1985-1986. Instead, the Republican-controlled Congress was able to use slick procedural rules to pass major tax reform in record time (less than three months from start to finish). The result was a bill the consequences of which and application of which are still largely unknown. Known are the clear winners and losers. Losers include employees with lost deductions for moving, investment expenses and reductions in home mortgage interest and state income tax deductions. Winners include big corporations, with a major tax reduction from 35% to big corporations, with a major tax reduction from 35% to 21%, small businesses, with a 20% net income deduction, and real estate, with major depreciation incentives and the 20% net income deduction given to other small businesses. The key to remember is that very few people had the chance to influence this legislation. Everyone has the same chance to take advantage of the windfalls given to the winners. Employees can choose to be independent contractors and receive the 20% small business deduction. Service professionals who were left out of the 20% deduction can now become C corporations and reduce their tax rate to 21%. Investors who received tax benefits from the costs of investing in the stock market can either begin investing in real estate, with its massive tax benefits, or invest through their Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) and avoid tax altogether on the income and gains from their investments. Tax-Free Wealth is about using the tax law the way it’s meant to be used – as a series of incentives to do what the government wants you to do. This Second Edition incorporates some ideas of how to use the new incentives. The reality is that the incentives don’t really change that much. The government still wants businesses to hire employees, so businesses receive tax benefits for doing so. The government still wants investors to provide housing for renters (even more so now), so real estate investors receive large tax breaks for following through on the government’s goals....
J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019: For Preparing Your 2018 Tax R...
by J.K. Lasser Institute

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English

Pages

860

Publication Date

December 06, 2018

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<b>The nation's most trusted tax guide, updated for your 2018 returns</b> <p><i>J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax </i>2019<i> </i>is the nation's most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2018 return. Step-by-step expert guidance walks you through the forms, calculations, and deadlines to help you file your taxes without the headaches. New changes including tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, and more are explained in plain English, backed by examples of how they apply to individual taxpayers like yourself. Explore your options in terms of deductions, income shelters, and planning strategies to maximize your savings and keep more of your money—without wading through volumes of dense tax code. This comprehensive yet accessible guide is your handbook for making your tax filing for 2018 easier than you thought possible.</p> <p>Tax time does not have to be a source of stress and anxiety. With the experts at J.K. Lasser by your side, you can file correctly and on time while paying less than you thought; this book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the answers you need right at your fingertips.</p> <ul> <li>Learn how the latest changes from the IRS affect <i>your</i> return</li> <li>Get trusted advice for maximizing deductions and sheltering income</li> <li>Navigate the many IRS forms with step-by-step guidance</li> <li>Start planning now to streamline next year's filing</li> </ul> <p>Keeping up with ever-changing tax laws is a full-time job, decoding incomprehensible IRS forms can be an exercise in frustration, and searching for the answers you need can often leave you with more questions. Americans have been turning to J.K. Lasser for over 75 years to find trusted guidance on critical tax issues. <i>J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax </i>2019 is this year's essential guide to taking the stress out of tax time.</p>
The Power of Zero, Revised and Updated: How to Get to the 0% Tax ...
by David McKnight

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>OVER 140,000 COPIES IN PRINT, WITH A NEW CHAPTER ON THE 2018 TAX CUTS.<br /><br /><b>There's a massive freight train bearing down on the average American investor, and it's coming in the form of higher taxes. </b></b><br /><br />The United States Government has made trillions of dollars in unfunded promises for programs like Social Security and Medicare--and the only way to deliver on these promises is to raise taxes. Some experts have even suggested that tax rates will need to double, just to keep our country solvent. Unfortunately, if you're like most Americans, you've saved the majority of your retirement assets in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs. If tax rates go up, how much of your hard-earned money will you really get to keep? <br /><br />In THE POWER OF ZERO, McKnight provides a concise, step-by-step roadmap on how to get to the 0% tax bracket by the time you retire, effectively eliminating tax rate risk from your retirement picture. Now, in this expanded edition, McKnight has updated the book with a new chapter on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, showing readers how to navigate the new tax law in its first year of being in effect, and how they can extend the life of their retirement savings by taking advantage of it now. <br /><br />The day of reckoning is fast approaching. Are you ready to do what it takes to experience the power of zero?
How Probate Works: A Guide for Executors, Heirs, and Families
by Anthony S. Park

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English

Pages

94

Publication Date

March 04, 2019

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<b>What Every Executor and Heir Needs to Know</b><br />This easy-to-read guide answers all the questions every executor and heir should ask:<br /><ul><li>Who starts the probate process?<li>When is probate needed? And when can you avoid probate?<li>Where should you probate an estate? Which Country? State? County?<li>How long does probate take?<li>How much does probate cost?<li>What are letters testamentary?<li>How to settle an estate<li>How are estate debts paid?<li>How to file final tax returns<li>How to close an estate<li>Why being an executor can be difficult<li>How to choose the best executor<li>How executors should deal with common complaints from heirs<li>What to expect when you’re an heir<li>Why being an heir can be frustrating</ul>
Think And Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

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English

Pages

173

Publication Date

July 19, 2017

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Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want
Lower Your Taxes - BIG TIME! 2019-2020: Small Business Wealth Bu...
by Sandy Botkin

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 14, 2018

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<div><div><div><b>Learn how to navigate the latest changes to the tax law— and save big on your taxes! </b></div><div><b> </b></div><div>For most people, tax time is the most dreaded time of the year. After the recent tax overhaul enacted by Congress, taxpayers are more anxious and confused than ever. <i>Lower Your Taxes—Big Time!</i> helps you understand how the latest tax bill affects your personal and business taxes. Fully updated for the 2019 – 2020 season, this essential book covers everything you need to know about saving money on tax day—and every other day of the year. </div><div> </div><div>Whether you're a consultant, business owner, independent contractor, or home filer, you'll learn how to legally, morally and ethically take advantage of the tax system to get a yearly subsidy of $5,000 or more back from the IRS—and bulletproof your records forever. Written by tax expert and former IRS attorney Sandy Botkin, this is a must-have resource for saving thousands of dollars at tax time. </div><div><br /> </div><div><i>Lower Your Taxes Big Time!</i> shows you how to: </div><div> </div><div>•<span></span>Properly document any business deduction so you never have to worry about being audited</div><div>•<span></span>Get a tax subsidy of $5,000 or more for starting up your own home-based business </div><div>•<span></span>Turn tuition, entertainment, orthodontia, and other expenses into huge deductions </div><div>•<span></span>Take advantage of small-business tax changes and extensions recently passed by the American Tax Cuts and Jobs <span></span>Act, and more.</div><div>•<span></span>Learn how to easily navigate and maximize the new 20% pass through deduction for most small businesses</div></div><div><br /> </div></div>
Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security ...
by , Paul Solman

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

February 17, 2015

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<b>Social Security law has changed! <i>Get What’s Yours </i>has been revised and updated to reflect new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016.</b><BR><BR><i>Get What’s Yours</i> has proven itself to be the definitive book about how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits. It is an engaging manual of tactics and strategies written by well-known financial commentators that is unobtainable elsewhere. You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but academia’s Kotlikoff, the popular press’s Moeller, and public television’s Solman explain the Social Security system just as comprehensively, and a lot more comprehensibly. Moreover, they demonstrate that what you don’t know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year. (Some of those people are even in the book.)<BR> <BR>Changes to Social Security that take effect in 2016 make it more important than ever to wait as long as possible (until age 70, if possible) to claim Social Security benefits. The new law also has significant implications for those who wish to claim divorced spousal benefits (and how many Social Security recipients even know about divorced spousal benefits?). Besides addressing these and other issues, this revised edition contains a chapter explaining how Medicare rules can shape Social Security decisions.<BR> <BR>Many other personal-finance books briefly address Social Security, but none offers the full, authoritative, yet conversational analysis of <i>Get What’s Yours.</i><BR> <BR><i>Get What’s Yours</i> explains Social Security benefits through basic strategies and stirring stories. It covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples; by divorced retirees; by widows and widowers. It explains what to do if you’re a retired parent of dependent children; disabled; an eligible beneficiary who continues to work. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments. It does all this and more.<BR> <BR>There are more than 52 million Americans aged 54 to 69. Ten thousand of them reach Social Security’s full retirement age of 66 every day. For all these people—and for their families and friends—<i>Get What’s Yours</i> has proven to be an invaluable, and therefore indispensable, tool.
J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019: Your Complete ...
by Barbara Weltman

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<b>A complete list of individual tax relief opportunities</b> <p><i>J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019</i> is the complete and thorough guide to reducing your tax burden. By listing every possible deduction and credit available to individual taxpayers, this book can help you achieve <i>substantial</i> savings on your 2018 tax return. Updated and expanded to cover new and changing tax law, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering the latest developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date. Stop overpaying and gain peace of mind as you find the answers you need for your specific tax situation. Mine your paperwork for write-off opportunities, and claim your tax breaks correctly; easy-to-follow instructions give you clear guidance through the maze of worksheets to help you reclaim what is legally yours.</p> <p>Echoing cries of "Can I claim...?", "How do I deduct...?", "Where do I find...?" mean it's tax season again, and America's most trusted tax advisor is here to take away the stress. Find answers, save money, and streamline the filing process.</p> <ul> <li>Examine your records for deduction opportunities</li> <li>Identify each and every deduction for which you qualify</li> <li>Learn about new or updated deductions for your 2018 return</li> <li>See what types of income are tax free</li> <li>Claim correctly, with the appropriate forms and evidence</li> </ul> <p>Deductions and credits were put in place <i>precisely</i> to help everyday people like yourself keep more of their hard-earned money—but only if you claim them. Instead of mounting an expedition into impenetrable tax code, let an expert do the legwork for you: <i>J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2019</i> gives you the straightforward, no-nonsense information you need to stop overpaying and keep more of what's yours.</p>

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