3 Facts About GM You Did Not Know
Dec16

3 Facts About GM You Did Not Know

General Motors ($GM) , the famed automaker that almost went out of business in 2008, has had a less than stellar 2014, with its stock currently down 20% on the year and the company having disappointed on almost all of its expectations. Some expect the company to rebound but others are reticent after such a brutal year. That being said, GM is an iconic American company with a lot of history. Let's check it out some interesting facts...

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How to Fill In IRS Form W-8BEN
Nov14

How to Fill In IRS Form W-8BEN

W-8BEN, “Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for Untied States tax Withholding and Reporting” Here's how to fill in IRS form W-8BEN If you are a non U.S. legal person and your primary residence is outside of the U.S. you will be required to fill out a form W-8BEN when applying for a U.S. individual brokerage account. The purpose of the form is: To document your foreign status and prove that you do not need to pay taxes...

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Media Stocks Triumph from Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling
Jun26

Media Stocks Triumph from Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling

If you own shares from media frontrunners such as CBS Corporation ($CBS), 21st Century Fox ($FOX), or Disney ($DIS), the 6-3 Supreme Court decision on Aereo’s legal abilities will have you ready to splurge on a fancy dinner tonight! What is Aereo? Launched in 2012, Aereo, a start-up streaming service based in New York City, allows its subscribers to access live television streams through their internet-connected devices. To...

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Tax Day 2014: Those Who Escaped
Apr21

Tax Day 2014: Those Who Escaped

April 15th came and went, with some of us receiving refunds and others writing up a nice check to the federal government for what they owe. Ah, wouldn't life be nice if we didn't have to pay any tax at all? This sort of utopia unfortunately doesn't exist, with most governments needing taxes to fund public projects such as highways, social security, or even schools, among many other things. As such, paying taxes comes down to being a...

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Top 5 Surprising Taxable Incomes
Mar25

Top 5 Surprising Taxable Incomes

Welcome to Trivia Tuesday! Our weekly blog column where we will reveal a few surprising facts about any given subject. We've covered anything from the Oscars, to Boeing. to Warren Buffett and today we're brinigng you a collection of the most surprising taxable incomes. Hang tight, because this list might just surprise you. #1: The "Treasure Trove" tax Let's imagine you're walking down the street and you stumble onto a dirt covered...

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Seattle Vs. Uber & Lyft
Mar18

Seattle Vs. Uber & Lyft

It seems like government intervention is a recurring trend this year. Last week, the state governments of New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, and Ohio declared war on Tesla by banning any direct sales from the electric automobile company. This morning, Seattle declared war on on-demand transportation companies, such as Uber and Lyft, by placing a cap on their number of drivers on the road. Keep reading to learn more about this new Seattle...

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