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Broncos top NFL in domestic violence arrests
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  • Mar 14, 2011
    2:45 PM ET

    Finding Surprise Income on Your 1099

    A client of mine told me she had just finished filing her corporate tax return when an unexpected 1099-MISC—which reports miscellaneous income–arrived in her mailbox. Normally, that wouldn’t have been a problem since she meticulously records all of her income throughout the year.

    The problem? The amount on the 1099-MISC was several thousand dollars more than the income she had received from the form’s issuer. Upon investigating the discrepancy, my client found the difference to be a payment the company had issued on December 31st.

    Since the check was issued and mailed out on December 31st, it’s absolutely impossible for my client’s corporation to have received it in 2010, right? That’s pretty obvious to anyone.

    That’s why there is something called the Doctrine of Constructive Receipt. Here’s what IRS says about it:

    “Income is constructively received when an amount is credited to your account or made available to you without restriction. You need not have possession of it. If you authorize someone to be your agent and receive income for you, you are considered to have received it when your agent receives it. Income is not constructively received if your control of its receipt is subject to substantial restrictions or limitations.”

  • Jan 27, 2011
    3:30 PM ET

    Geithner’s Take on Corporate Tax Reform

    The Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel spoke to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about corporate tax reform after the State of the Union speech earlier this week. (Read the entire Q&A here.)

    For the most part, Geithner emphasized the administration’s insistence on offsetting the corporate rate, now 35%, by eliminating deductions, credits and incentives, not by raising revenues with higher taxes on businesses.

    According to the story, “He wouldn’t say if the administration wants to move from taxing multinational corporations’ global profits and instead tax only domestic profits, as most other countries do and as U.S. business wants. But he said a “level playing field” is a major goal.”

    Echoing Tax Guy Bill Bischoff’s recent blog post about how lower corporate tax rates would boost business, Geithner said he believed that lowering rates and eliminating the distortions in the present system, would help fuel growth because “it allows business to compete on the basis of performance and return rather than on their ability to get or protect special provisions in the tax code.”

  • Jan 25, 2011
    12:17 PM ET

    Guarding Your Small Business From an IRS Audit

    Let’s start with the good news: There’s a relatively small chance you’ll be audited this year.  Generally speaking, IRS agents examine only about 1% of returns – both individual and corporate – in any given year.  Those are pretty good odds, by anyone’s standards.

    But, there’s bad news, too. If you’re a business owner, your chances of attracting more scrutiny are higher.

    Why? For starters, you may take an enormous number of (legitimate) deductions … and while it’s a benefit to write-off many expenses related to business, the IRS may take a second look if deductions are unusually high compared to income.  And if you’re self-employed, the IRS may be particularly wary that you’re under-reporting your taxable income.

    One big red flag: If you file a Schedule C – the tax form that shows profit or loss from a business, which sole proprietors typically file — IRS statistics indicate that you are 10 times more likely to be audited.

    The Wall Street Journal’s Small Business team asked Barbara Weltman, the guru of small-business taxes, to prepare a check-list of ways to avoid an audit. Weltman, author of “J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes,” says there’s no way (unfortunately) to completely audit-proof your business.  Her suggestions, however, can hopefully keep the IRS at bay and give you some peace of mind this tax season.

  • Jan 24, 2011
    12:41 PM ET

    The “Edwards Shelter”: Pitfalls Of Low Pay

    My latest Tax Report column about the perils of low pay for owner/shareholders of “Subchapter S” firms received a raft of comments and emails. As the column described, it’s a common tax-cutting maneuver available to the owners of millions of closely held businesses; there are nearly 4 million Sub-Ss in the U.S. today.

    Several writers wanted to know why the story didn’t mention John Edwards, the former vice-presidential candidate and Senator (D-N.C.), who was accused by opponents of using the same technique described to shrink the payroll tax bill from his lucrative legal practice. It’s such a well-known issue that some people refer to the practice I outlined in my column as the “Edwards shelter.”

    Because Edwards was not available to comment on the issue or supply information regarding it and calls to his attorney weren’t returned, we didn’t include it in the story out of fairness. But for the curious, here’s a summary of past reporting on this issue.

    Questions about Edwards’s taxes arose both during his 1998 Senate campaign and his 2004 vice-presidential campaign. In both cases, the question was the same: Had he used a Subchapter S entity and minimized the salary from his highly successful legal practice, lowering his payroll taxes in years before he joined the Senate?

  • Jan 19, 2011
    10:00 AM ET

    4 Reasons to Repeal the New Form 1099 Rules

    Last year’s healthcare legislation included new Form 1099 rules for businesses. They will result in tons of additional paperwork, and smaller businesses with limited resources will be disproportionately affected. After a continuing outcry from the business community, the House is scheduled to vote on repealing the rules this week. But first, here’s a look at what’s wrong with the new 1099 rules.

    Payments to Corporations

    Currently, payments to corporations are generally exempt from the 1099 rules. Starting in 2012, however, if your business pays a corporation $600 or more in a calendar year, you generally must report the payments on a 1099. For example if you pay $10,000 to rent space from a corporation, you must issue a 1099. If you send an employee out of town and pay $1,500 to a hotel company, you must issue a 1099. While this requirement will result in millions of additional 1099s each year, nobody who understands how the IRS works believes it will improve tax compliance by encouraging scofflaw corporations to report more income. The IRS simply doesn’t have the capacity to match all those 1099s to income reported on corporate returns (too many other variables can affect a company’s income). Corporations that are cheating now are not going to stop because of the new 1099 rules.

    Payments for Property

    Currently, payments for property are exempt from the 1099 rules. Starting in 2012, however, if your business pays $600 or more in a calendar year to any payee for property, you must report the payments on a 1099. The term “property” means equipment, merchandise, raw materials, and just about anything else you can lay your hands on. For example, if your business buys an old pickup truck from an individual for $1,500, you must issue a 1099. If your business spends $1,000 at a store to buy food and beverages for a company party, you must issue a 1099. Once again, nobody that I’ve talked to believes this new rule will result in higher tax collections. The IRS doesn’t have the resources to do the matching here, either.

  • Jan 18, 2011
    1:36 PM ET

    How Lower Corporate Tax Rates Boost Business

    It was gratifying to see lots of reaction to my earlier post about why we should drastically cut the U.S. corporate income tax rate to somewhere in the 15% to 20% range from its current rate of 35%. However, several readers had trouble understanding how such a cut would help bring business and jobs back to the U.S, since few domestic corporations actually pay the advertised 35% rate, anyway. So let me clarify. 

    Perhaps the biggest reason why many large corporations pay far less than the advertised 35% rate is because they have moved profit-making operations to low-tax offshore jurisdictions. As I explained in my earlier post, U.S. companies don’t owe corporate taxes as long as the profits from those offshore operations aren’t brought back to the U.S.

    Say a U.S. company makes all of its profits in a foreign country with a 15% tax rate, and reinvests all of those profits in that country. The company thus pays the 15% tax to the foreign country and pays zero to the U.S. Treasury. The company’s financial statements will show an “effective tax rate” of 15% rather than the advertised 35% rate that U.S. companies theoretically must pay. In fact, this company’s “effective U.S. tax rate” is 0%.

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  • The Tax Blog brings together a team of award-winning tax journalists from the Dow Jones network and around the web to examine the tax issues, changes and legislation that affect families, investors and small business owners. Our contributors include Tax Report columnist Laura Saunders (WSJ), Tax Guy columnist Bill Bischoff and senior reporter Jilian Mincer (SmartMoney.com), retirement-focused reporter Anne Tergesen (WSJ), wealth management writer Arden Dale (Dow Jones Newswires), TaxWatch columnist Eva Rosenberg and personal finance reporter Andrea Coombes (MarketWatch), and reporter Alyssa Abkowitz (SmartMoney). They’ll provide the latest news and insight, mine the tax code for tips and loopholes, and answer your questions about tricky tax situations. Contact the The Tax Blog with ideas, suggestions or tax questions at thetaxblog@dowjones.com.

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There are more retirees in America than ever before—and their problems are everybody’s.
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 Getty Images
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iPhone 6 launch is a boon for professional line sitters
 Andria Cheng/MarketWatch
Two years ago, Robert Samuel stumbled onto a lucrative new business opportunity: waiting in line for sought-after gadgets like the iPhone.
Lines for the iPhone 6 stretch round the world
The real reason people wait in line for iPhones

Pabst, Schlitz and Colt 45 to get a Russian owner
Historical image of Pabst brewery in Milwaukee.  Pabst Brewing Co.
Russian brewer Oasis and private-equity firm TSG are partnering to buy Pabst Brewing Co.
InBev deal for SABMIller would face hurdle
How investors can tap into the beer wars
It’s a wine, it’s a tribute — it’s Josh

Oracle’s Ellison earned rep as the ‘bad boy’ of tech
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers a keynote at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 on October 5, 2011 in California.  AFP PHOTO / Kimihiro HOSHINO (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
Outgoing CEO, as a billionaire celebrity, didn’t mind being caught up in scandal and controversy.
Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT

5 bigshots who lied
on their résumés
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations
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The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.

Elon Musk: Homes will run on thermostat-like devices
Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet energy-storage needs of solar customers.
Need to know
Fitch affirms Triple-A rating for U.S.
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal
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Time to worry? 'death cross' looms
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Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores

This 1 chart exposes climate-science deniers
Commentary: The climate science vs. denialism soap opera is dead, says Paul Farrell.

How to invest when the world is in chaos
RetireMentor: Here's what to consider for the global turmoil, says Aaron Katsman.
Why a portfolio might change when you retire

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Check oout our video clips from the Morningstar ETF conference and then give your opinion in our poll.
The surprise ETFs of 2014
4 trends shaping how investors use ETFs
Why index investing is so much better

Where it costs most to see college football
Most and least expensive destinations, from South Bend and Ann Arbor to Austin and Baton Rouge.

Broncos top NFL in domestic violence arrests
Figures show 12% of NFL player arrests since 2000 were related to domestic violence, with Denver leading the pack.

SEC charges Post-it-note-eating middleman
SEC charges the alleged middleman in an insider-trading scheme who ate some of the evidence.

Wasserman Schultz has ‘full’ White House support
Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett characterizes White House backing of DNC chair

Here’s the new feminists’ manifesto
Opinion
: Women should do things for themselves, rather than look to others for support, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Why energy stocks are set for a second rally
Opinion: If you missed out on the mega-jump in February, you're in luck, writes Michael Brush.

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

Boeing’s bumpy 787 launch is now paying dividends
Ten years of setbacks taught Boeing lessons it is now profiting from by taking steps to optimize capital, labor and its supply chain.

Scotland vote: Just kicking disaster down the road?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17:  Unionist supporters gather near to George Square, where Yes activists had been holding a pre referendum event on September 17, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.The referendum debate has entered its final day of campaigning as the Scottish people prepare to go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether or not Scotland should have independence and break away from the United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Getty Images
“Yes” campaign fell short, but a future referendum on a separate Scottish state can’t be ruled out.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Common sense wins in Scotland: Marsh
Even in saying ‘No,’ Scotland inspires others
Scots stir trouble from Athens to Austin: Evans
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying
Scottish leader Alex Salmond to step down
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Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds


Sony worth more than the market realizes
Commentary: Much of the bad fundamentals are already baked into the Sony stock at a $20 billion market cap, writes Cody Willard.

Jeff Bezos wants to take one giant leap for mankind
Commentary:
Bezos squaring off with Elon Musk for space supremacy, writes Therese Poletti.
Why so many billionaires are going to space
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,972 -156 0.74%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,002 +11 0.10%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 349 +1 0.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.71%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.05 +0.38 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.71%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.80 +0.51 0.60%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.91 +0.38 0.49%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 -0.04 3.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
92 -1 0.67%
Gold
1,217 -10 0.82%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -7 1.92%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,189 +11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,000 -4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 18 -1 3.93%

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.96 -0.83 -0.82%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 596.08 6.81 1.16%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.95 -0.09 -0.53%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 -0.18 -0.34%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.65 0.07 0.42%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.47 0.31 0.88%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.46 0.04 0.09%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.60% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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Here are 10 things that retirees won’t tell you
A retiree reads a pamphlet advising elderly people how to avoid fraud and scams at a Senior Information & Resource Fair in South Gate, California September 10, 2013 . The event included a discussion of how the Affordable Care Act, also called "Obamacare" will impact senior citizens and what insurance plans will be available to them.  With just weeks until a centerpiece of the health care reform law launches, the task of spreading the word about new health insurance marketplaces will fall to local navigators and counselors employed locally but funded by federal grant money.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
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Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

iPhone 6 launch is a boon for professional line sitters
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Two years ago, Robert Samuel stumbled onto a lucrative new business opportunity: waiting in line for sought-after gadgets like the iPhone.
Lines for the iPhone 6 stretch round the world
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers a keynote at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 on October 5, 2011 in California.  AFP PHOTO / Kimihiro HOSHINO (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
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349.62MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 74.38M
Unchanged
203
Decliners
3914
Advancers
2365
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,280 +14 0.08%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 -14 0.30%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,010 -1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,604 -6 0.25%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,217 -10 0.84%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 92.45 -0.62 0.67%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,838 +19 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,972 -156 0.74%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,002 +11 0.10%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 349 +1 0.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.71%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.05 +0.38 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.71%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.80 +0.51 0.60%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.91 +0.38 0.49%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 -0.04 3.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
92 -1 0.67%
Gold
1,217 -10 0.84%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -7 1.92%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,190 +12 0.07%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,001 -4 0.20%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 18 -1 3.90%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 77.91 0.91 1.18%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.96 -0.83 -0.82%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 596.08 6.81 1.16%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.95 -0.09 -0.53%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 -0.18 -0.34%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.65 0.07 0.42%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.47 0.31 0.88%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.46 0.04 0.09%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.29 0.08 0.31%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.60% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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