taxation

1031 exchange

1031 exchange (also called a tax-deferred exchange) refers to the ability of investors and organizations to replace one investment for a similar one instead of keeping the proceeds. For certain transactions, the exchange allows the investor...

401(k)

401(k) plans (also just called 401k) are types of retirement plans that an employer sponsors which allows employees to defer taxes. 401k plans originate from the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 401(k) which allows contributions to these...

401(k) plan

401(k) plans (also just called 401k) are types of retirement plans that an employer sponsors which allows employees to defer taxes. 401k plans originate from the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 401(k) which allows contributions to these...

AB Trust

AB trust (also called a bypass trust or a credit shelter trust) is a tool used by well-off married individuals to legally maximize their estate tax exemptions.

The strategy involves creating two separate trusts after one...

Accelerated Depreciation

Accelerated depreciation is any method of depreciation where the business depreciates a greater proportion of an asset’s value earlier in its life. A common accelerated depreciation method is MACRS. Compare with straight-line depreciation...

Ad Valorem

A Latin term meaning "according to [the] value [of something]". The term is used in taxation to designate taxes levied against property, real or personal, at a certain rate based upon the property's value.

An ad valorem tax is levied according...

Ad Valorem Tax

Ad valorem is a Latin phrase that translates to “according to the value.” The essential characteristic of ad valorem tax is that it is proportional to the value of the underlying asset, unlike specific tax, where the tax amount remains constant,...

Adjusted Basis

Adjusted basis is the cost basis of an asset adjusted for various events during its ownership. It is usually used to calculate an owner’s capital gain or loss for income tax purposes when the property is sold, or to calculate an inheritor’s...

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is defined as the gross income earned by an individual minus several adjustments made to that income, such as trade and business deductions. Gross income is the income earned by an individual, including the wage...

Adjustment

Adjustment is a settlement, allowance, or deduction made on a debt or claim that has been objected to by a debtor or creditor in order to establish an equitable arrangement between the parties.

For tax returns, an IRS-...

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