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Is Your Company in the Market for a Fairness Opinion?

Is that really fair? In my opinion, yes it is. Obviously a fairness opinion is much more than that in the financial and business world. So what is a fairness opinion, exactly? One of the final parts of any sale or merger is a fairness opinion, wherein an independent financial advisor gives a complete review…

Communication Between Managers and their Employees

By Emily Topham             Managers have a daunting task—finding the right level of communication between them and their employees. It can be difficult for new managers to transition into the level of communication that is required by a leadership position. But discovering how to communicate well can make or break a manager’s, as well as…

Which States Are Good, and Bad, for Taxes?

How attached are you to the state you live in? Although most people would rather not relocate, where a person lives can actually make a huge difference in his or her tax bill. That’s because Kiplinger recently released its list of the most and least “tax-friendly” states when it comes to taxes. The business publisher…

How Are Some Big U.S. Companies Shrinking Their Tax Bill?

Every company wants to save on its tax bill. Although tax inversions have been making a lot of news lately, there are many other methods that corporations use to cut back on their taxes. In fact, seven companies in the S&P 500 index, including some big names that everyone is familiar with, have been able…

Democrats Take Dead Aim at Tax Inversions

The democrat lead U.S. Senate has been making a lot of noise lately regarding tax inversions, the practice of U.S. companies moving their corporate headquarters overseas in order to avoid the high price of overbearing U.S. corporate taxes. Those senators have apparently made good on a recent promise that they would look to put a…

How to Find the Right Investment Advisor

Are you looking to invest? Perhaps you just want some help with your financial planning or even your estate planning. Finding someone that can truly help you is difficult sometimes, simply because there are so many options to choose from. The Internet is full of so-called experts that can help you make wise investments and…

What’s the Deal With U.S. Corporate Taxes?

There has been a lot of back-and-forth amongst lawmakers and political pundits in the media lately regarding U.S. companies switching their addresses to foreign locations in order to avoid corporate taxes. One side claims that there is nothing wrong with such deals, while many democratic lawmakers, including President Obama, contend that it is un-American and…

Is the Government Going to Tax You for Using the Internet?

Taxes, taxes and more taxes: that appears to be the government’s answer for just about every problem we face in society. There seems to be no end to the list of things that the government wants to tax. Now it seems that Americans could be in for yet another tax, simply for using the Internet.…

Expecting An Audit? Expect to Wait

  Have you ever been audited by the IRS? Have you been told that you might be audited soon? Are you waiting to be audited right now? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then chances are you have either played the waiting game or you’re playing it right now. Let’s face it;…

Seven Signs Your Noncompliance Will Be Considered Willful

There are many ways taxpayers can get the attention of the IRS. Although a lot of people make innocent mistakes when they file their tax returns, there are others who willfully look for ways to skip out on the taxes they owe. The IRS does treat those two groups of people differently. However, the extent…

Make Sure Your Heirs Inherit What You Want

  The saying goes that their only two things that are certain in life: death and taxes. While people can generate endless amounts of money when they’re alive, they can’t live forever and they can’t take that wealth with them when they die. However, they can have a very detailed and specific say on how…

Will Taxing the Rich Even More Improve Inequality?

It’s been the cry of democratic lawmakers and many of the less fortunate for years: “We need to tax the wealthy even more.” “The rich have to pay their fair share of taxes, too.” The problem is the rich already pay a huge portion of the country’s tax bill, and in fact, despite those common…