It is hard to tell if we should feel positive about our prospects for expansion in the coming year or not. On the plus side, we have seen growth in 2013. Moody’s analytics anticipates 2013 GDP to come in at about 2%, and is projecting a 3% GDP for 2014. Also, the housing crisis has […]
While the holidays bring out the goodness in many of us, there are plenty of others who are ready to use it to line their own pockets. Susan Solovic has tips on how to make the right charitable choices and avoid holiday scams. Photo: Getty Images.
In Shakespeare’s most recognized tragedy, the star-crossed lover Juliet asks “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Now, that may have been true back in Juliet’s day. But is it still true now in today’s era of celebrity branding? Here’s the deal. Back in […]
It’s Week Nine of the 2013 football season, and millions of Americans are following every play. The Kansas City Chiefs are still undefeated. The New York Giants have finally won a couple of games. And playoff races are already starting to take shape. (Bengals, anyone?) So, what does any of this have to do with taxes? […]
Unlike last year, tax planning for 2013 is not hampered by uncertainties over alooming fiscal cliff. Unfortunately, there is always some uncertainty and a few expiring provisions to warrant special attention by taxpayers. Managing income taxes at year end involves techniques designed to address three issues: • Accelerating or deferring income: If a taxpayer expects to […]