Tax Planning. Legal news and articles for February 21 - 22, 2012

The 10 Most Important Ages For Retirement PlanningCorporate tax rate: Obama administration to propose cut to 28%Fidelity(R) Survey Finds More Than Half of Nation's Six Million Small ...The Battle of the Tax Reform Plans BeginsFrench wealthy eye escape exit as tax burden risesThe Morning Ledger: Geithner to Detail Corporate Tax Reforms50p tax is 'not working': Amount of total income revenue falls as rich make ...Fears 50p tax is 'not working' as amount of income revenue collected falls and ...More Americans plan to save, not spend, their tax refundJersey Planning Permission Changes To Benefit BusinessesRetirement planning for the North SeaObama to propose lowering corporate tax rate to 28 percentCantor's small-business driveMedtronic Sees US Medical Device Tax Cutting 2013 EarningsThe Cain Train Gains A New Icon: Joe the Plumber

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Fitch Rates Arlington County, VA $107MM GOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The county's tax base has recovered since the recession, with vigorous 6.1% growth in calendar year 2010 and a 6.6% real property gain in calendar year 2011. The county incorporates 3% annual tax base growth into its long-range plans, ...more »

Get started 'On' Feb. 2: Facebook files for $5B IPO, House lawmakers planning...
Washington Post (blog)February 2, 2012

2: Facebook files for $5B IPO, House lawmakers planning tax break for small businesses By JD Harrison Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community. Mark Zuckerberg's fortune could soar above $28 billion following ...more »

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The 10 Most Important Ages For Retirement Planning
Business InsiderFebruary 22, 2012

... a certified financial planner and founder of Tomlinson Financial Planning in Greenville, Maine. Age 50. Beginning at age 50, you can defer paying income tax on more of your retirement savings in a 401(k) or IRA. The contribution limit for 401(k)s, ...more »

Corporate tax rate: Obama administration to propose cut to 28%
The GuardianFebruary 22, 2012

The Obama administration is planning to propose cutting the top tax rate for corporations to 28%, and pay for it by eliminating dozens of tax loopholes companies now use to lower their rates, a senior administration official said.more »

Fidelity(R) Survey Finds More Than Half of Nation's Six Million Small ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 22, 2012

"With the April tax filing deadline just around the corner, now is an ideal time for small business owners to reassess their retirement plans and determine if they meet their needs," said Ken Hevert, vice president, Fidelity Investments.more »

The Battle of the Tax Reform Plans Begins
Slate Magazine (blog)February 22, 2012

Get your popcorn, wake up the kids: The Battle of the Tax Reform Plans is about to begin. It is worthwhile, then, considering how the tax reform has played in recent campaigns. First, aforementioned the Flatheads: Steve Forbes famous “Flat Tax” – first ...more »

French wealthy eye escape exit as tax burden rises
ReutersFebruary 22, 2012

TAX PLANS NOT "CONFISCATORY" The Socialists also say such moves are justified as Sarkozy has cosseted the rich. Five years ago, Hallyday and corporate millionaires gathered at glitzy nightspot Fouquet's to celebrate the election of Sarkozy, ...more »

The Morning Ledger: Geithner to Detail Corporate Tax Reforms
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 22, 2012

But don't rip up your tax-planning documents just yet – analysts are giving the plan, almost no matter what it looks like, scant chances of making it through this dysfunctionally divided Congress in an election year. We welcome thoughtful comments from ...more »

50p tax is 'not working': Amount of total income revenue falls as rich make ...
Daily MailFebruary 22, 2012

In April 2010, it warned the next tax rate would raise 'little or no tax' despite the Treasury's insisted it would be worth up to £2.5billion a year. As the latest figures show, it warned there would be many 'obvious tax planning opportunities' with ...more »

Fears 50p tax is 'not working' as amount of income revenue collected falls and ...
Daily MailFebruary 22, 2012

In April 2010, it warned the next tax rate would raise 'little or no tax' despite the Treasury's insisted it would be worth up to £2.5billion a year. As the latest figures show, it warned there would be many 'obvious tax planning opportunities' with ...more »

More Americans plan to save, not spend, their tax refund
CNNMoneyFebruary 22, 2012

By Jessica Dickler @CNNMoney February 22, 2012: 5:56 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Americans are going to be a lot more tightfisted with their tax refunds this year, with more people planning to save the cash they get back from Uncle Sam instead of ...more »

Jersey Planning Permission Changes To Benefit Businesses
Tax-news.comFebruary 22, 2012

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London New draft planning guidance is being considered by the Jersey government, which, if approved, will provide greater protection for island business with premises and land holdings in the island.more »

Retirement planning for the North Sea
BBC NewsFebruary 22, 2012

And that future needs quite a lot of planning and co-ordination. Hence, 40 years after SCDI hosted a conference in Aviemore that charted the course for the sector and the Scottish economy, this seems an appropriate moment to think about about the next ...more »

Obama to propose lowering corporate tax rate to 28 percent
Washington PostFebruary 22, 2012

President Obama on Wednesday plans to propose a major overhaul of the nation's corporate tax code, an election-year gambit that is likely to draw a contrast over a key policy issue with the Republicans vying to replace him. Obama will propose lowering ...more »

Cantor's small-business drive
Washington TimesFebruary 22, 2012

Mr. Cantor is planning a floor vote near Tax Day. This relief measure contrasts sharply with President Obama's call to hike rates on those who make over $200000 so he can pile on the spending. “The president has consistently taken a position that he ...more »

Medtronic Sees US Medical Device Tax Cutting 2013 Earnings
BusinessWeekFebruary 21, 2012

21 (Bloomberg) -- Medtronic Inc., the world's biggest- maker of heart rhythm devices, said it is planning for a US tax on medical products that will cost the company $125 million to $175 million annually starting next year.more »

The Cain Train Gains A New Icon: Joe the Plumber
ABC NewsFebruary 21, 2012

By AMY BINGHAM (@Amy_Bingham) It's a match made in tax reform heaven. The diehard promoter of tax code simplicity has teamed up with the Main Street icon of small-business tax plans to promote what is perhaps the most well-known tax reform plan in ...more »

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