Capital Gains Tax

What Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Agreed On

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 12:01 AM<p>As a former staffer for President Reagan, I know the complex difficulty of reforming the tax code. In 1986, Reagan and …

Conservative View

How to know when you can afford to retire

You are quite right to fear large entry costs into aged care residences. Such costs have risen sharply in recent years and nothing indicates they …

Retirement

The polls suggest Labor's tax changes are coming

The first thing many financial advisers will tell you is to make decisions based on the law of the day, not in anticipation of what might happen in …

Retirement

It could be cheaper to improve your home than selling and moving

Cape Town - Building and home renovations come with their own challenges, but they’re probably worth it when you look at what it costs you to sell …

Business (South Africa)

Capital Gains Tax 101 | Investopedia

It's easy to get caught up in choosing investments and forget about the tax consequences of your strategies. After all, picking the right stock or …

Finance

What you need to know if you are a non-resident selling a UK home

A UK non-resident that sells UK residential property needs to deliver a non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) return within 30 days of selling a …

Due

Will the US tax proposal sell out art buyers?

The art world reacted with apprehension to the news last week that a proposed change to US tax law could eliminate a popular tool for some investors. …

Finance

Millions Of Dollars Pour Into Washington State Special Election

It should be a sleepy special election for a state Senate seat in the Seattle suburbs.<p>But instead, Tuesday's contest between two first-time political candidates, both women and both children of immigrants, is shattering previous state spending records and is drawing six-figure checks from donors …

News (U.S.)

Does the Queen pay taxes and how much does it cost her?

In light of the information coming from the Paradise Papers, many are raising an eyebrow at the Queen’s financial activity.<p>South Western Train …

Prince Philip

Can I claim the principal residence tax exemption if I have a rental suite?

(Getty Images / Peter Dazeley)<p><b>Q:</b> I have purchased a new home and have moved into it. I have finished part of the basement into a legal suite. I have …

Real Estate

7 ways for South African investors to be more tax efficient

The 2017 Budget introduced a maximum marginal tax rate of 45% – the highest such rate for South Africans since the 1999–2000 tax year. Needless to …

Retirement

It’s the worst tax: Other countries are eliminating it and Canada should, too

While Canadian economic growth is still strong, business investment has been dropping rapidly for several years. It is now 18-per-cent lower than it …

Economics

The trouble with capital gains taxes, and why we’re likely still stuck with them

Canada’s capital gains tax should be reduced or abolished as a number of countries have done, according to an economic note published this week by …

Finance

Reasons Not To Do A 1031 Exchange To Save On Taxes

If you read about the 1031 exchange, you’ll immediately think it’s the greatest thing on earth for real estate investors. What’s not to like about …

Personal Finance

What is the most tax-efficient way to sell a property in a trust?

<i>I</i> <i>have a property in a trust that I would like to sell. What is the most tax-efficient way to do this and where do I invest the proceeds if I am</i> …

Retirement

How to Make Bank on Your New Investments

Most people talk with Arthur Laffer about supply-side economics and his famous “Laffer curve,” which shows how governments can increase revenues by …

Conservative View

FinTechs present a policy wish-list

<b>Improvements to the R&D</b> initiative and government-mandated open data controls are top of the Australian FinTech industry’s wish-list, while gender …

FinTech

The Benefits of Master Limited Partnerships | Investopedia

A Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) is a unique investment that combines the tax benefits of a limited partnership (LP) with the liquidity of common …

Retirement

Australian government to extend investor tax incentives to support fintech startups

The tax incentives introduced last year excluded companies that have finance activities as their predominant activities, making the legislation …

FinTech

Argentina tax bill to slash corporate income taxes to 25 percent

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina plans to cut corporate income taxes to 25 percent by 2021 for companies that reinvest profits, it said on Tuesday, part of a wide-reaching tax reform bill intended to accelerate investment in Latin America's no.3 economy.<p>The bill, which would slash taxes for …

Business

Accepting New Clause 2 Could Raise Billions From Those Making Millions Trading In The UK

With the Institute for Fiscal Studies telling the chancellor that he's got a £20bn black hole in his budget, there's little likelihood of our …

Property (UK)

Is capital gains tax liable on an inherited property?

For 15 years I’ve never really lived in the property, and now I plan on selling it<p><b>Q</b> I retired 10 years ago and split my time between my holiday home in the Algarve for six months of the year and travelling in my motor home. I do not have a main residence in the UK, but I did inherit a flat which I …

Real Estate

This Is How Warren Buffett Is Playing Tax Reform. Should You Do the Same?

Is tax reform skewing the market?<p>As an investor who looks for great individual companies from a long-term perspective, I don't put too much stock in …

Stocks

Treasury softens sledgehammer approach to taxing share buybacks

Provisions to curb the abuse of corporate share buyback transactions to avoid paying capital gains tax have been relaxed.<p>However, the days of …

Business (South Africa)

The top 10 UK tax complexities

If the official slogan is to be believed, tax doesn’t have to be taxing. But with the UK possessing one of the longest tax codes in the world, this …

Retirement

Trump Is Inspiring A Drastic Increase In Giving To Progressive Groups

In the last year, both Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have surged up Schwab’s rankings of charities getting cash from donor advised funds.<p>In the philanthropy world, donors who decide that they want to set aside money to receive the tax benefits of giving to charity but wait to distribute that …

Philanthropy

My neighbour’s tree fell and caused damage. Is he liable?

Annabel Dean, Emma Bosworth and Aoibhin O’Hare<p>Neighbour’s tree caused damage<p><b>During recent storms a neighbour’s tree fell into our garden — and right</b> …

Options vs. stocks: Which is right for you?

When taking stock of how to invest in the market, you have options — both literally and figuratively.<p>You can buy stocks, which represent shares of ownership in individual companies, or options, which let you bet on which direction you think a stock price is headed. While there are important …

News (U.S.)

Pay No Tax on Capital Gains? Yep. Here's How to Do It

Each time I write about the zero percent capital gains tax rate, someone says “I didn’t know there was a zero percent tax rate on long-term capital …

Retirement

5 Smart Tax-Saving Moves to Make Before January 1

Want to save money on your income taxes? Then consider these tax-cutting tips.<p>If you want to shrink your tax bill for the year as much as possible, …

Retirement