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13 января, 20:21

5 tips for first-time income tax filers

This article was written by PolicyGenius staff writer Paul Sisolak. Tax time is here, and if this will be your first time filing paperwork for Uncle Sam, it can trigger dreaded thoughts of drowning in confusing paperwork, and then, after filling out something incorrectly, owing the IRS every cent to your name. Not only is this worst case scenarios highly unlikely, in reality, filing your taxes is easier than you might think. All it takes is some prep work and gathering up the right basic information so you don't miss out on money you could be saving, not paying. What tax forms do I need to file my taxes? There are dozens of IRS tax forms, but to file your income taxes for the first, you'll only need these main documents: Form W-2 If you've been on the payroll of one or more employers this last year, you should be receiving a W-2 from each one. It will list all of your wages and earnings for 2016, plus any state and federal taxes paid from that particular employer. Your W-2 isn't a form you need to fill out; it's an informational form that you'll need to refer to when filling out your income tax return. Form 1099 If you're a freelancer or independent, non-salaried contractor, you will receive a 1099 form from each client or employer you've been paid more than $600 in wages during the calendar year. Your 1099 form will list all of your annual gross earnings, but won't list any taxes deducted. Like the W-2, there's nothing to fill out or submit on your 1099; the information on it is provided for you for filing purposes. Form 1098 Mortgage and student loan borrowers will need form 1098 to declare interest deductions on their payments. For home loan holders, you'll receive a standard 1098; for student loan holders (federal and private), the 1098-E is what you'll need. Form 1040 Your 1040 is the form you'll use to file your tax return, where you'll list the income you've earned over the last year. This information is used to determine if you'll owe taxes or receive a tax return. In some circumstances, filers with zero dependents, single/married people filing jointly, or people who earn less than $100,000 can submit a simpler 1040EZ to the IRS. If you plan on claiming any deductions (more on that below), you'll need to complete a 4506T-EZ, a request form to obtain your 1040. You can get a copy direct from the IRS. Your tax forms -- namely, W-2s or 1099s from employers -- have a due date of January 31 and should be postmarked and mailed to you before that date. However, if you haven't received yours by that time, don't assume it wasn't sent. It could be mixed up with other pieces of mail, or you may have at some point inadvertently specified paperless statements from the IRS, and your W-2 has been sitting in your email inbox the entire time. If for any reason you haven't received your W-2s, 1099s, or 1098s by the due date (or if there's erroneous or incorrect information on them), this guide will take you through the steps of following up with your employer(s) and the IRS, is necessary. What deductions should I be on the lookout for? Tax deductions are one way to reduce your taxable income. By reducing or adjusting your gross income, your net income is lowered, meaning you'll have fewer taxes to pay. In general, you can choose to file your deductions as standard or itemized. Standard deductions are at a fixed dollar amount that help reduce the amount of taxes you'll pay. It's a way of bundling together you deductions together. Going the standard deduction route won't save you the most money on your taxes, but will save you time as you file. For 2016, tax filers under 65 can claim these standard deduction amounts: Single/married filing separately: $6,300 Married filing jointly or widowed: $12,600 Head of household: $9,300 You can also itemize your deductions line by line if they total more than going the standard deduction route, but you'll need to calculate each deduction individually. More than one-third of filers itemize their deductions. Tax deductions, both standard and itemized, range from the obvious to the obscure, but here are some common ones to start off with: Mortgage interest: This is where your 1098 form comes in handy. If you have a home loan, you can deduct the interest you make on your loan repayments, significantly reducing the amount of income taxes you'll owe this year. Medical/dental expenses: If doctor's or dentist's expenses have exceeded 10 percent of your adjusted gross income, you can claim them as a tax deductions. These deductions can include everything from travel expenses to and from the doctor's office, medical equipment and supplies, and select uninsured, out-of-pocket expenses. Charitable donations: Contributions and donations to nonprofit organizations and charities are eligible for tax deductions. When preparing your tax return, gather up receipts of cash and check donations you've made throughout the year. You may also be able to make a charitable deduction for the fair market value of goods donated. College loan interest: Paying down your student loan interest while you're still in school is a way to reduce your debt in advance, but whether you're paying off your loans before or after graduation, you can file for a tax deduction on your interest, as well as the cost of your tuition and associated fees. Should I do my taxes on my own or get help with them? Handling your taxes on your own for the first time takes time and patience. It's estimated that you'll need to set aside 16 hours to complete your tax returns from start to finish, roughly two full days of full-time work. Some people may prefer having a hand in every aspect of their tax filing process, and today, it's become easier with downloadable tax forms from the IRS and e-filing software to get the job done. Hiring a professional ensures that your taxes will be filed in good hands, taking any of the guesswork (and legwork) out of going the DIY route. Plus, a tax professional can give you advice on deductions to make and other money-saving income tax filing hacks that you might not have thought of yourself. However, this won't come cheap; the average cost to hire a tax preparer is $273, and a slightly reduced $159 without itemized deductions, according to the National Society of Accountants. What you pay for convenience and expertise can cut into your tax refund, so weigh your options. How do I file my taxes? Filing your taxes is free, but some tax prep software will cost you a bit if you decide to e-file on your own. Our favorites are Intuit's TurboTax ($54.99 retail); H&R Block's e-filing software ($26.24 with 25 percent discount at checkout); TaxAct ($14.99); and TaxSlayer ($12.99). You can't go wrong with any of these user friendly services to guide you through the often labyrinthian maze of filing your taxes. Or you could seek out tax professionals who are officially certified or accredited. A Certified Public Accountant with a Personal Financial Specialist, or PFS, designation and current licensure are titles to look for, as well as accredited tax advisers and preparers. Searching through the National Association of Tax Professionals database or the IRS' Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications are good places to start. Tax filers will also want to interview candidates before hiring a professional to see what level of service or specialty they can provide; a full-service tax preparer will be able to calculate your taxes, fill out the forms and file the entire return in one (seemingly) fell swoop, though you may only need assistance with a portion of it. How much will they charge? Always check their credentials against resources like the American Institute of CPAs or other professional tax associations -- or even a simple Google search -- to see if customer complaints or past negative history with the IRS steers you clear of working with them or avoiding a tax scam in the making. What else should I know? Get to know the unique tax climate where you live. Your home state may have exemptions or exceptions that other states don't -- and if you're unaware of them, you might end up paying more in taxes than you'd hoped or projected. For instance, did you know that New York City residents pay city and state income taxes? Or that states like Alaska, Nevada and Texas don't charge individual income taxes? Florida has no state property taxes, but homeowners in the Sunshine State will need to remember that high local property taxes are still levied. Several other states, as well as Washington, D.C. also charge estate taxes. If you've inherited property or assets from a deceased family member or loved one, you may owe the government taxes on the property's value. While filing your own taxes for the first time may seem daunting, it's a prospect that comes down to a matter of perspective. By doing some research in advance of the forms and information you'll need, the resources you can tap into, and the tax professional help at your disposal, tax filing doesn't need to be a taxing experience. *** PolicyGenius is rethinking insurance from the consumer's perspective - because it's about time somebody did. We're making it easy to learn about, shop for and buy insurance. Our digital insurance advisor and online quote engines for life insurance, health insurance, pet insurance, renters insurance and long-term disability insurance will help you to get the coverage you need. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

11 января, 01:49

The Best Reasons to Do Your Own Taxes This Year

When that W-2 shows up in your mailbox, does it stir up those feelings of angst every time you think about doing your taxes? It doesn't have to.

03 января, 17:50

Is H&R Block an Appropriate Stock for Value Investors?

Let's focus on H&R Block, Inc. (HRB) to find out if it is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now

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18 декабря 2016, 23:00

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08 декабря 2016, 16:25

H&R Block (HRB) Incurs Narrower Loss in Q2, Revenues Up

H&R Block Inc. (HRB) reported second-quarter fiscal 2017 (ended Oct 31, 2016).

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08 декабря 2016, 00:22

H&R Block fiscal Q2 loss 68 cents a share, in line with expectations

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07 декабря 2016, 20:01

Credit Karma Takes On TurboTax, H&R Block With Free Tax Filings

Credit Karma Takes On TurboTax, H&R Block With Free Tax Filings Credit Karma has attracted 60 million Americans with free credit scores and monitoring. Now, they have purchased online tax preparer AFJC Corporation to broaden their product offering

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07 декабря 2016, 17:00

Credit Karma Takes On TurboTax, H&R Block With Free Tax Filings

The promise? There won't be any gotcha fees, gimmicks or other funny business.

05 декабря 2016, 16:02

H&R Block (HRB): Will it Disappoint Again in Q2 Earnings?

H&R Block Inc. (HRB) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2017 results after the market closes on Dec 7.

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16 ноября 2016, 23:30

H&R Block downgraded to equal weight from overweight at Morgan Stanley

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10 ноября 2016, 15:00

Bringing the Power of Platforms to Health Care

Last month one of us (Jonathan) gave a talk at Stanford to a hall full of healthcare entrepreneurs. The comments began with a favorite quip used, to desired effect, many times over the years: “I really think…this internet thing is going to be big.” There, in the shadow of Google’s global headquarters, the audience laughed on cue, quickly grokking the embarrassing point: it’s 2016 and this $3 trillion industry that our lives depend upon still relies on faxes, clipboards, and isolated instances of legacy software locked away in hospital basements. Despite healthcare’s remarkable track record holding out against the tides of change, there are finally holes in the dam. The healthcare internet is emerging node-by-node, provider-by-provider, and patient-by-patient. So, there’s really no longer a question of whether healthcare will join the rest of the economy and concede to the inevitable. The real question is what it will look and feel like for patients and providers once care is connected and the “network effect” begin to take hold. It turns out we have a pretty good sense of what’s to come because we know what AirBnB has done to hotels (and homes), Waze to GPS systems and fold-up maps, and Uber to taxis. To us, these disrupters illustrate well the three dimensions of the network effect that is poised to transform healthcare: administrative automation, networked knowledge, and resource orchestration. Administrative automation AirBnB, now used by 50,000 renters each night, is considered to be directly responsible for an estimated $450 million of lost hotel revenue each year. Behind their upending of the hospitality business is their platform, which makes it ridiculously easy to turn your house into a hotel. They’ve organized, scaled, and automated the myriad administrative details involved in such a way as to minimize the barrier to entry and limit the potential for error, miscommunication, or unwarranted variation. They’ll walk you through where to put the square footage and what kind of photos entice the most interest, and they use predictive modeling to show you the best and worst days of the year to get a booking at a particular price. They’ve even partnered with H&R Block to streamline tax filing. Insight Center Innovating for Value in Health Care Sponsored by Medtronic Exploring cutting edge ways to lower costs and improve quality. In healthcare, the need for administrative automation is viscerally felt – and the potential for alleviating burden and draining cost from the system is significant. From athenahealth’s network data, we know that the average doctor spends just 60% of her time each year seeing patients and documenting their care. She spends the other 40% processing 3,744 administrative documents, 750 school and camp forms, and chasing down 600 missing lab and imaging orders. When providers do what AirBnB hosts have done and set up shop on a network, then much of the work that consumed their day can be automated and dispatched at scale so they can focus on delivering care. A network-based service can, in aggregate, take on administrative tasks like medical claim submission and posting and get continuously smarter and more efficient with feedback from the network. At athenahealth, for example, we have a rules engine with 40 million billing rules (yes, there are that many ways to be denied) that enables us to execute our clients’ work more efficiently than they ever could alone. Networked knowledge As Marshall Van Alstyne, Geoffrey Parker, and Sangeet Choudary articulated recently in HBR, “With a platform, the critical asset is the community and the resources of its members.” In this networked world, the traditional consumer becomes an active producer who adds knowledge and value to the system in a positive feedback loop. By enlisting the driver as a data source, Waze revolutionized the average commute, aggregating data in real-time to flag traffic jams and suggest alternative routes. The app is now so effective that 70% of the time Waze registers a traffic accident before a 911 call is made. As more patient data gets liberated from isolated systems and added to networks, comparable knowledge and value can be generated for healthcare. Recently, for example, in a meeting with athenahealth’s clinical team, leaders from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) expressed concern about the number of women with hypertension who, not yet knowing they’re pregnant, continue to use ACE inhibitors that cause serious malformations in fetuses. We ran a real-time query of the 63 million patient records on our network and identified 62,000 women of childbearing age who were prescribed ACE inhibitors and therefore at potential risk. We were able to alert the women’s doctors, suggesting they prescribe a different hypertension drug or urge their patients to get on effective contraception. This kind of network medicine, as we’ve begun to call it, can transform care delivery by aggregating knowledge across a vast network and closing the gap between that knowledge and appropriate intervention. Resource orchestration Uber brought the taxi industry to its knees by figuring out how to extract new value from excess capacity in the system. They started back in 2009 with black car limos, which were essentially the academic medical centers of transportation: extremely expensive and mostly empty. By tapping into that excess capacity and making it available on a network they generated new market demand, which led to UberX and a thriving community of 160,000 drivers conducting one million rides a day. Think of the potential for this kind of orchestration of resources in healthcare where waste accounts for an estimated $750 billion annually. On any given day in America, 40% of hospital beds lie empty, their enormous fixed costs weighing heavily on the system. Or take medical appointments. In a recent Commonwealth Fund study of patients around the world, 52% of American said they couldn’t get a same- or next-day appointment with their provider when they were sick. When we look across athenahealth’s network of 80,000 providers, just 4.4% of all appointments are shown as “available” in the next 30 days. But looking back 30 days we can see that just 17.5% of all slots were used, suggesting there’s a systemic problem in how our industry manages this critical area of patient access. The good news is that the opportunities, and upside, for connecting unsatisfied or latent demand to unused capacity are virtually endless. So, who are healthcare’s Ubers? Well, the first that comes to mind is…Uber. Last year they ran a one-day pilot to deliver 2,000 flu shots over four hours in 35 cities. More recently, they partnered with a company called Circulation to offer a fully integrated service that allows hospitals to dispatch an Uber to transport acute care and elderly patients to appointments – addressing the very costly issues of missed appointments and deferred care. There’s Pager, an on-demand service that with the tap of an app will spirit a doctor to your office or home, giving providers (like Uber drivers) a new marketplace to sell their extra bandwidth. There’s Candescent Health, which is virtualizing radiology scans so a radiologist who specializes in pediatric lungs can spend all his time reading pediatric lungs instead of wasting time with knees and elbows. And a child in rural Wyoming can have her lung x-ray read a thousand miles away by the best pediatric lung radiologist in the country. By all accounts, healthcare in the U.S. is at a critical juncture, with an urgent need to bend the cost curve – slowing the rate of cost increases. While the government attempts to mandate transformation through maddeningly complex, and largely untested, models for driving savings and efficiency, we might best be served by looking around us at market-driven models that are transforming the way we shop, travel, meet friends, listen to music, and more. Once we do, the power of the network effect will be profoundly felt by providers and patients alike.

08 ноября 2016, 23:04

Would Trump's Simplified Tax Code Cost Thousands of Accountants Their Jobs?

What would Donald Trump do about the thousands of tax preparers that would lose their jobs if he simplifies the Tax Code? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Dave Consiglio, Chemistry and Physics High School Teacher and Community College Professor, on Quora: Oh there you go again, looking at details and logically following them to their conclusions.We don't do that here in America. Here we say things that sound good unless you investigate more closely. You know, things like "I'll simplify the tax code" and "I'll deport illegal immigrants" and "I'll repeal Obamacare."All three of these have been popular with the GOP, but all three have major problems. You've spotted the first: rampant unemployment, both from the H&R Block subset of the tax economy, as well as the IRS, which employs one hundred thousand people .In addition, a simple tax code sounds like a good idea, but probably isn't. Every person is different, and a "one size fits all" method of taxation is likely to cause some serious problems. Sometimes complex problems have complex solutions.Deporting Illegal Immigrants sounds like a decent idea, right? I mean, they're "illegal". But how exactly do you process 11-15 million people (depending on who you count)? Oh, and while you're processing them, more are coming in, more are having babies, and some that you deport come back.As for Obamacare, repealing it would suddenly remove insurance from millions of people who currently have it. We have contracts and agreements in place to prevent that sort of thing from happening. Besides, what about people who are in surgery at the time you make that decision. Do they pay? What if they can't?This is one of many reasons why Hillary Clinton is a far better choice for president. You may not like her politics, but believe me, when I tell you that she's considered (and reconsidered) the ramifications of her ideas and has a means to implement them that doesn't leave people out in the cold. This question originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. More questions: Trump-Pence 2016: Why is Donald Trump running for president? Campaign Contributions: Will Donald Trump reject campaign contributions? U.S. Presidential Elections: Why do people forget that Donald Trump is a successful businessman? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

03 ноября 2016, 23:37

The Long and Short of It: Betting on Trump’s Tax Cuts or Clinton’s Tax Increases

What if you could go long or short the next president’s tax policies? These plays let you indirectly profit from Clinton’s tax increases or Trump’s tax cuts.

07 октября 2016, 11:20

Examples of Junk Science: Antitrustworthy Analysis

When multi-billion dollar firms seek to merge, the temptation to use every means possible to attain approval from regulatory authorities and realize tremendous financial gains can lead to some really questionable claims being advanced to achieve that end. Today's example of junk science is our second where pseudoscientific practices have had real world legal implications. In this case, the discussion revolves around the situations that arose when pseudoscientific econometric analysis was presented by firms seeking the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division's approval to merge their businesses, but which was instead detected by the division's staff economists and subsequently challenged by the division's attorneys in legal proceedings. Here are the relevant items that apply from our checklist for detecting junk science that come to play in today's example. How to Distinguish "Good" Science from "Junk" or "Pseudo" Science Aspect Science Pseudoscience Comments Goals The primary goal of science is to achieve a more complete and more unified understanding of the physical world. Pseudosciences are more likely to be driven by ideological, cultural or commercial (money-making) goals. Some examples of pseudosciences include: astrology, UFOlogy, Creation Science and aspects of legitimate fields, such as climate science, nutrition, etc. Inconsistencies Observations or data that are not consistent with current scientific understanding generate intense interest for additional study among scientists. Original observations and data are made accessible to all interested parties to support this effort. Observations of data that are not consistent with established beliefs tend to be ignored or actively suppressed. Original observations and data are often difficult to obtain from pseudoscience practitioners, and is often just anecdotal. Providing access to all available data allows others to independently reproduce and confirm findings. Failing to make all collected data and analysis available for independent review undermines the validity of any claimed finding. Here's a recent example of the misuse of statistics where contradictory data that would have avoided a pseudoscientific conclusion was improperly screened out, which was found after all the data was made available for independent review.

06 октября 2016, 17:11

What You Can Learn From Trump on Taxes

The recent uproar about Donald Trump’s taxes says a lot about the confused times we live in. If you’re an investor... you need to pay attention.

03 октября 2016, 07:18

How Donald Trump Made A Fortune By Losing A Billion Dollars

It appears that Donald Trump successfully lost $915 million in 1995. We say "successfully" because it allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to two decades (at $50 million per year) and it may not have cost him a cent. How does one lose close to a billion dollars in one year? With a flock of accountants and a congress of lawyers. A Billion Dollars THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION The New York Times report that Donald Trump took a tax loss of $916 million dollars in 1995 would seem to indicate that his company fell on hard times that year, right? You'd think it suffered major losses, wouldn't you? Well, it didn't happen. We've uncovered financial reports from Trump AC and Plaza Associates and THCR (Trump Hotels, Casinos, Resorts) from archived Trump Organization websites for 1992 - 1995 and THCR (the successor company) from 1995-1996 that shows relatively consistent losses throughout the period, and one year of modest profit. TRUMP AC AND PLAZA ASSOCIATES 1992 $35,787,000 LOSS 1993 $9,338,000 PROFIT 1994 $8,870,000 LOSS 1995 $11,033,000 LOSS (through June 12) THCR 1995 $1,921,000 LOSS (after June 12, 1005) 1996 $65,677,000 LOSS At worst, then, The Trump Organization showed a combined $12,954,000 LOSS in 1995 if one combines the reporting from both Trump Plaza AC and Associates and THCR. This is a far cry from the yuge $916 million loss claimed on Trump's 1995 tax returns. Comparing these figures to the data on the leaked Trump tax returns, it appears that the THCR loss would be part of the $15,818,562 LOSS on line 11 of the leaked NY State IT-201 form. So what, then, made up the $909,459,915 LOSS on line 13 of the same return? THE PLAZA HOTEL The large loss apparently relates to Trump's sale, in 1995, of New York's legendary Plaza Hotel to Saudi and Asian investors. Trump acquired the hotel in 1988 for $400 million. He sold it in 1995 for $325 million. One of the perks of real estate investing is that temporary tax losses can be generated by depreciation, even of an asset that climbs in value. When the depreciated asset is sold, the depreciation is recaptured and taxes paid, although if like kind real estate is purchased within a short time of the sale, the profits can again be deferred in what is called a 1031 exchange. (Ask your tax accountant) It is unclear how the relatively small sums dealing with the purchase and sale of The Plaza can be spun into a $915 million tax loss, so the answer may be related to financial magic. As it happens, Trump took out loans against The Plaza to purchase the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle (renamed Trump Shuttle) and to finance the construction of the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Indeed, the 1995 purchasers of The Plaza seem to have assumed as much as $440 million in debt along with their purchase at $325 million, making the total purchase price closer to a $765 million value. In addition, it appears the banks that funded the original purchase agreed to write down a part of their loans to facilitate the sale in 1995. Indeed, the NY Times discloses that the Citibank consortium that financed the purchase agreed to write off some interest on the debt. If that is true, then it is possible that Trump should have recognized income on the decrease in his liability, called mortgage relief. Interestingly, among all of these financial machinations, Trump did not own The Plaza. The New York Times notes: "After the Citibank consortium agreed to forgive the past interest payments on debt, Mr. Trump still retained the 51 percent interest on paper, but since he had no equity in the hotel -- having put up no cash when he bought it -- the banks effectively owned the property." So it appears that Donald Trump lost nearly a billion dollars by buying, mortgaging and selling a hotel he didn't invest in and didn't really own. Once Trump booked the loss, he sheltered nearly twenty years' of profits, allowing his fortune to grow, unhindered by the burdens of income taxes that the rest of us have to bear. America. What a country! (If you're rich.) THE SPIN The Trump campaign issued a statement that did not challenge the $916 million loss. It spun the issue as follows: "Mr. Trump knows the tax code far better than anyone who has ever run for President and he is the only one that knows how to fix it." But does he have the willingness to fix it? By promising to leave the operation of his business to his children if he is elected, one would have to believe Donald Trump was Father Theresa to believe he'd change one word of the tax code that would work to his children's (or his eventual) detriment. Looking at the Trump/Pence campaign website, it seems like the only "fix" Trump has in mind relates to an arcane concept of "carried interest" by which wall street traders get preferential treatment. Trump, not being a hedge fund type, would not be affected by the change. Trump also promises to lower taxes across the board, but he identifies no real estate tax loopholes he'd close. This of course would all be academic if Trump would do what Hillary Clinton has done, and release 30 years of tax returns. Here's what Trump says about releasing his tax returns: The mystery of Donald Trump's financial affairs is likely to dominate the remainder of the election cycle. Without satisfactory answers, it could doom his campaign. The question the media hasn't yet asked is how the government can operate if neither corporations nor individuals pay any taxes. So next time you're sitting in that little cubicle at H&R Block, wondering what kind of part time job you're going to take so you can come up with that extra $200 to pay your taxes, remember Donald Trump and his Billion Dollar Baby, which he got to write off year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year. photo credits: Plaza Hotel By Paweł Marynowski via Wikimedia Commons A billion dollars By Creator:Michael Marcovici via Wikimedia Commons Magician idris floating currency By By Magicianidris via Wikimedia Commons Other Opinion Pieces by Marty Rudoy Wife to Charlotte Police: 'Don't Shoot Him. He Has No Weapon.' Trump Asks Security Expert, 'If We Have Nukes, Why Can't We Just Use 'Em?' The Only Way for Republicans to Save Their Party Puts Them in a Pickle -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

02 сентября 2016, 16:58

H&R Block (HRB): Time to Dump the Stock from Portfolio?

On Sep 1, Zacks Investment Research downgraded H&R Block Inc. (HRB) to a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

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01 сентября 2016, 17:10

Company News for September 01, 2016

Companies in the News are: PANW,HRB,AVAV,DB,CBK

01 сентября 2016, 09:06

США: августовские потери положили конец 6-месячной выигрышной череде Dow Jones

В среду, 31 августа, фондовый рынок Соединенных Штатов завершил торговую сессию небольшим снижением, которое, тем не менее, лишило индекс Dow Jones выигрыша за август (индекс по итогам месяца понес потери в размере 0,2% и прервал череду из 6 кряду выигрышных месяцев). Медвежьи настроения вчера преобладали на фоне смешанного характера опубликованной макроэкономической статистики и опять же смешанных комментариев официальных лиц.

05 октября 2012, 17:02

Покинутый город. Детройд

 Покинутый городМичиганский центральный железнодорожный вокзалВо время Октябрьской войны 1973 года между арабскими странами и Израилем Организация арабских стран-экспортёров нефти заявила о прекращение своих поставок в страны, поддерживающие Израиль. В результате этого в США разразился нефтяной кризис, из-за которого обанкротились многие американские автомобилестроители. Больше всех досталось Детройту, где были сосредоточены крупнейшие заводы страны — Ford, General Motors и Chrysler. Отток населения, начавшийся ещё в 1950-х, превратился в тотальное бегство из города. Наиболее состоятельное население продавало свою недвижимость и переезжало в пригород. За ними потянулись банкиры, врачи и владельцы магазинов. В итоге в городе остались только безработные, живущие на пособие, или низкооплачиваемые рабочие, в основном негры. Стремительно начала процветать чёрная преступность.Каким стал город? Ответ ниже.Некогда самый высокий железнодорожной вокзал. Полностью прекратил функционировать в 1988 году. Власти города вроде как всё собираются его снести, но общественность бастует. Достопримечательность как-никак. Скоро ему будет 100 лет.ОтельОтель "Fort Shelby". Закрылся в самом начале нефтяного кризиса. В 1983 году его здание было включено в Национальный реестр исторических мест США. В конце 2008 года отель снова открылся.Отель "American Hotel". Закрылся в начале 1990-х.Отель "Lee Plaza". В 1981 году его здание было включено в Национальный реестр исторических мест США. Перед закрытием вначале 1990-х, в здании были жилые квартиры.David Whitney Building. В начале 2011 года были разговоры о ремонте здания.Farwell Building. В 1976 году включено в Национальный реестр исторических мест США.Farwell Building, 2009 год.Национальный театр, находящийся в Monroe Block.Объединенный театр искусствПресвитерианская церковь. С 1982 года в Национальном реестре исторических мест США.Методистская церковьБаптистская церковьЗаброшенный жилой дом "Rich-Dex".Дома в историческом районе "Brush Park". Все местные здания славились своей стилистикой, пока не были заброшены. Ныне их стараются восстанавливать.Дом Уильяма Ливингстона (март, 2007)Отделение Национального банка ДетройтаПолицейский участок в Highland ParkПубличная библиотекаШкола Уилбура РайтаШкола Св. Маргариты МарииКомпания по производству чернил "General Printing" (2005 год).Металлургический завод "McLouth Steel"Заброшенный завод "Packard Motor Car Company"Здание завода "Fisher Body".Здание завода "Fisher Body", 2008 год.Заводское помещение компании "Fisher Body", которая долгое время являлась подразделением "General Motors" и была расформирована в 1984 году.Результат кризиса - пустая парковка у здания "General Motors" (сентябрь, 1980).Пожалуй, только центр Детройта ныне является пригодным для жизни, хотя и там до сих пор высокая преступность. Недавно, например, трёмя неграми была избита американская актриса Жаклин Стрез со своим парнем. О этнопреступности тамошние СМИ говорить не любят. Так что, не смотря на всякие попытки властей возродить город, вряд ли это получиться у них без белого населения.