Those who earn too much to contribute to a Roth IRA can get the same benefits by opening a traditional IRA and converting it. Should you?
Congress has long set a lower tax rate for investment income, citing the benefit to the economy. But 87% of capital gains are claimed by people making more than $200,000 a year.
The president has proposed raising taxes on the wealthy and rewarding firms that bring jobs home before, but he got nowhere then.
The GOP candidate's 13.9% rate draws attention to a tax break for investment execs that taxes profits at the capital gains rate of 15% rather than the regular rate of up to 35%.
The GOP candidate classified millions as profits, not regular compensation, avoiding tens of thousands in Medicare tax. The IRS has won court challenges of this common tactic.
The president plans to propose tax incentives to reward companies that create US jobs. He wants to end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.
The rich use a variety of strategies, all perfectly legal and available to everyone, to reduce the size of their income tax bills.
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