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Pandemic-Year Taxes: What You Need to Know

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    What happens if I don't file my taxes? What happens if I don't file my taxes? 1:59
6:29 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
This giving season, don’t forget to take this tax break for charitable donations — it might be your last chance'Don't overlook a nice, easy-to-get tax break,' one expert said.
12:05 p.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - By Abby Schultz
Future Returns: Investing in Music Industry RoyaltiesInvestors have increasing options for tapping into cash generated by a growing sector
12:00 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 -
How do I bank my crypto so I can spend it? Here are the benefits and barriers of some new services for digital currency.There are new services on the horizon that could help people use bitcoin and other digital coins in more mainstream ways for their day-to-day finances.
9:49 a.m. Nov. 28, 2021 -
How to Profit From Your Beaten-Down Peloton Shares Investors who bought Peloton at higher prices could double up on the pandemic-play stock to reset the cost basis and position for a potential recovery. Here’s how.
9:36 a.m. Nov. 28, 2021 -
Where the Money to Pay for Biden’s Budget Bill Will Come From Limits on business-loss deductions, taxes on foreign profits, a tougher IRS, and other provisions that will likely stick once President Biden’s budget bill is passed.
9:32 a.m. Nov. 28, 2021 -
Own Crypto? Here’s How to Avoid Running Afoul of the IRS. The rules around taxing crypto investments are straightforward—but the industry doesn’t make it easy to follow them. Here’s what to know and how to prepare.
4:15 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021 - By Jeff Reeves
These are the six stocks to watch in the red-hot cybersecurity sectorThere's plenty of competition in cybersecurity. But there's also more demand than ever.
12:00 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021 -
How More Funding Could Create a Less Frustrating IRS More funding would help an underfunded and understaffed IRS pick up the phone more often, writes former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
3:04 p.m. Nov. 23, 2021 - By CD Moriarty
When is it worth hiring someone to manage your money?Here’s what to consider before you hire a financial adviser or other professional.
2:08 p.m. Nov. 23, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
You just inherited an IRA -- what to do now and how not to mess upThe biggest mistake is to forget about it.
10:17 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021 - By Brett Arends
Congress loves rich dead peopleI dislike taxes so much that I would much rather pay them when I'm dead
10:12 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021 - By Frances Yue
Bitcoin, ether see further declines Monday, while crypto gaming tokens extend rallyBitcoin was trading near $55,920 Monday afternoon, down 5.8% over the past 24 hours and down 10.6% during the past seven days, according to CoinDesk data. Ether tumbled 6.7% in the past 24 hours, recently trading at around $4,061. It logged a 9.3% loss over the past seven days. The two largest cryptocurrencies have been under pressure since President Joe Biden signed into law on Nov. 15 a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which contains a provision that would require brokers of digital assets to record and report transactions to the Internal Revenue Service starting 2023. Blockchain gaming and Metaverse-related tokens continue to rally after Facebook changed its name to Meta to show its resolution to build a Metaverse. Gala rose about 2.1% over the past 24 hours to $0.4, contributing to a 302% gain over the past seven days, according to CoinMarketCap. The Sandbox rallied 12.6% over the past 24 hours to $4.4, with a 60% gain over the past seven days. Decentraland went up 2.9% during the past 24 hours to $3.85, notching a 21% gain over the past seven days.
4:38 a.m. Nov. 21, 2021 - By Lukas I. Alpert
'Greed over honesty': New York doctor stole $3.7 million in COVID-19 relief money to buy yacht, luxury cars and Rolex watches, prosecutors sayKonstantinos Zarkadas admitted filing 11 phony applications for aid and using the money to finance what prosecutors said was a 'luxury lifestyle.'
2:09 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
House approves Biden's $2 trillion social-spending bill --- but big changes loom in SenateThe House on Friday approves a roughly $2 trillion social-spending and climate bill backed by President Joe Biden, sending the measure to the Senate, where it's expected to face changes.
9:05 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - By Krystal Barker Buissereth
Your workplace benefits may offer access to financial coaching—are you using it?71% of workers are receptive to personal finance advice at work
1:34 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 -
Big Tech’s Surge, Alibaba’s Plunge, and Biden’s Social Spending Bill: Barron’s Daily House Democrats delay vote on $1.85 trillion spending bill, Ford Motor and GM are getting into the chip business, retailers move to make the best use of their stores, and other news to start your day.
3:19 p.m. Nov. 18, 2021 -
The Social Spending Plan: What's In, What's Out, and What's a Maybe The $1.75 trillion spending program prioritizes climate change, care for children and the elderly, and tax breaks for certain homeowners.
7:02 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Would a beefed-up IRS bring in more tax revenue, as Biden says? Experts are dividedThe Congressional Budget Office is expected to release new estimates by Friday on Build Back Better and how much cash auditing wealthy taxpayers would bring in.
10:04 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021 -
'Opportunity Zones' tax break program left neediest communities behind, experts sayHow the 'Opportunity Zones' created by the 2017 tax law are working --- or not working, according to supporters and critics of the program.
6:25 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021 -
Crypto-Averse Advisors Could Leave Billions in Fees on the Table Some 20 million U.S. investors will enter the new asset class “very soon,” and firms may need up to a year to prepare to meet their needs.
5:58 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021 - By Eleanor Laise
Profits and Pain: Backed by D.C. power players and private equity, a healthcare provider is under scrutiny for failing fragile seniorsInnovAge promises all-inclusive care to help seniors stay out of nursing homes. But the reality, critics say, can be far different.
3:24 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
IRS releases new standard deductions and tax brackets as inflation soarsThe IRS makes inflation adjustments yearly, but this year they coincided with hot October inflation data
3:20 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021 - By Lukas I. Alpert
L.A. casino fined $500,000 for looking the other way when a gambler brought duffle bags stuffed with $100 million for marathon gambling sessionsFederal prosecutors say the unnamed whale --- described only as a Chinese national --- made over 100 visits to the Bicycle Hotel & Casino over eight months in 2016.
4:32 p.m. Nov. 12, 2021 -
ViacomCBS Restructuring Will Boost Its Shares Good prospects for Pluto, Paramount+, and other streaming assets should become clearer. Also, Wall Street opinions on KKR Real Estate Finance Trust, CCC Intelligent Solutions, Volta, and Sunoco.
12:46 p.m. Nov. 10, 2021 -
IRS Releases New Standard Deductions and Tax Brackets as Inflation Soars Here's what taxpayers should know.
1:03 p.m. Nov. 9, 2021 -
Elon Musk's potential sale of Tesla stock comes amid looming tax billElon Musk’s pledge to sell 10% of his Tesla Inc. stock highlights the complex financial web the world’s richest man has spun around his personal fortune.
7:43 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Here’s how the infrastructure bill targets crypto — and how the industry could fight backThe crypto industry has pledged to continue its fight against new tax rules included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal that awaits President Joe Biden's signature following its passage by the House last Friday.
7:18 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021 -
Facebook whistleblower warns the metaverse will collect more personal dataFacebook whistleblower Frances Haugen warned Tuesday that the “metaverse,” the all-encompassing virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of yet more personal information while giving the embattled company another monopoly online.
6:53 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021 - By Abby Schultz
Grants From Donor-Advised Funds Rise 27% to Nearly $35 BillionUse of the philanthropic vehicles continues to grow as the number of accounts surpasses 1 million
3:46 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Here's what’s in and out of Democrats’ big social-spending plan — for nowAs the Democratic party tries to reach agreement, here are key proposed categories for the spending, along with the types of tax hikes planned.
2:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2021 -
Tougher Crypto Tax Rules Are Coming. Prices Are Near Records Anyway. Cryptocurrency investors and recipients may soon have to report more transactions to the IRS due to rules included in the new infrastructure package.
5:28 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
You'll be able to put more money in your 401(k) next yearAmericans 50 or older can defer $27,000 to their 401(k) plans in 2022
2:12 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife made her sister 401(k) beneficiary. I asked to be listed in case she dies first — she promised her sister would 'give me the money.' What should I do?'All of my accounts have her as the beneficiary, and our will lists her to get everything we own if I should die.'
7:13 a.m. Nov. 5, 2021 -
Want to Sock Away More for Retirement? The IRS Is Raising Limits. The new 401(k) maximum of $20,500 per year is the first increase since 2019 and the largest increase in more than a decade.
1:32 a.m. Nov. 5, 2021 -
Peloton, Uber, and Airbnb Earnings All Tell Investors the Same Thing What to watch in October’s jobs report, White House sets Jan. 4 vaccination deadline for workers, Biden’s $1.85 trillion bill seen as unlikely to add to deficit, and other news to start your day.
6:35 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 -
House Releases Draft of Social Spending Bill. Paid Leave and SALT Are Back In. The provisions had been removed in an earlier framework of the Democrats' $1.75 trillion spending bill.
4:35 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Biden's $80 billion proposal to fund IRS is 'dramatically in excess of what the IRS needs,' says former acting commissioner under TrumpThe comment comes as a pivotal Democrat said he would not back a bill to strengthen the social safety until he knew about its economic impact
5:58 a.m. Nov. 1, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Corporate rates left alone, stock buybacks targeted: What's in Biden's tax planA corporate tax hike and a new levy on billionaires didn't make it into the Biden administration's proposals to pay for its social-spending priorities, but some companies could still wind up paying more and it may get more costly to repurchase stocks.
11:41 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021 -
Democrats Want to Raise Taxes. Here's What's Likely to Change. A rundown of tax proposals under consideration to fund Democrats' economic package.
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