Taxes

Don’t worry – the IRS doesn’t want to tax every last cent you earn. In fact, the department offers a standard deduction — a gift! — to all taxpayers based on their filing status. Here are the standard deduction rates for the 2022 and 2023 tax seasons: Filing status 2022 standard deduction 2023 standard deduction
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Updated for tax year 2022. There’s no doubting it — having kids is expensive. Between paying for diapers, daycare, and many other baby supplies, new parents can quickly find themselves overwhelmed financially. Fortunately, several tax advantages are available to parents to alleviate some financial responsibility. 1. Child Tax Credit The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is
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More than 170 countries worldwide—including all European countries—levy a Value-Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services. As today’s tax map shows, EU Member States’ VAT rates vary across countries, though they’re somewhat harmonized by the European Union (EU). The VAT is a consumption tax assessed on the value added in each production stage of a
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The rate of inflation has slowed markedly in recent months, even declining slightly in December—but at year’s end, prices were still 14.6 percent higher than they were two years prior. That’s the fastest inflation rate over any two calendar years since the stagflation era of the late 1970s. State policymakers are understandably interested in bringing
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Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released new revenue estimates for the global minimum tax and other significant changes to the international tax system. The headline number for Pillar Two’s global minimum tax: $220 billion. This is comparable to the total U.S. corporate tax receipts from 2019 and 2020 ($230 billion
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