Cryptocurrency Donations More Complicated Donating cryptocurrency and getting a charitable contribution deduction has just gotten more complicated and costly as a result of a new IRS pronouncement. If Taxpayer A donates cryptocurrency for which a charitable contribution deduction of more than $5,000 is claimed, a qualified appraisal is required under section 170(f)(11)(C) to qualify for
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Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about the effect of rolling a public pension over into an IRA, survivor’s benefits and the earnings test and how military credits can be applied to benefit amounts. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See
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Homeownership is the one true goal for Americans seeking financial security. At least that’s the advice handed out like candy at Halloween or beads at Mardi Gras. But, in fact, many Americans choose to rent, not because they can’t afford to buy a home, but because they find renting to be advantageous. A newly published
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Tim Bieber | Photodisc | Getty Images Amid stock market gyrations, recession fears and loftier payouts, consumers pumped a record sum of money last year into annuities, a type of insurance that offers a guaranteed income stream. Buyers funneled $310.6 billion into annuities in 2022, according to estimates published by Limra, an insurance industry trade
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Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Washington’s runaway spending is highlighting the seemingly unstoppable growth of the big entitlement programs: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Moreover, the trust funds for Social Security and Medicare are headed for insolvency. These looming disasters are prompting plenty of proposals on what to do: raise eligibility
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In this article .BBKA Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A statue is pictured next to the logo of Germany’s Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, September 30, 2016. Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuter Deutsche Bank on Thursday reported its 10th straight quarter of profit, but shares retreated as analysts honed in on an uncertain outlook and
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The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee—or PRAC—has identified billions of dollars in potential fraud and identity theft related to pandemic relief loan programs. The PRAC report, issued this week, identified 69,323 questionable Social Security Numbers used to obtain $5.4 billion from the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and the Paycheck Protection Program. Together,
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