Governor Schwartzenegger vetoed SBX8 32 last Thursday, March 25, 2010. The bill included many provisions conforming California tax laws to Federal tax laws, including a limited conformity to an exclusion from taxable income for cancellation of debt for a principal residence.
Health Care Act includes big Medicare Taxes for high income taxpayers
The most significant tax increase for high-income taxpayers, for Medicare taxes, will become effective in 2013. There will be an additional 0.9% Medicare tax on earned income exceeding $200,000 for single persons and $250,000 for married persons filing joint returns. In addition, at 3.8% Medicare tax will apply to certain UNEARNED income.
Basic features of employee stock options
This week's interview on Financial Insider Weekly to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell this Wednesday, March 31, is with John Olagues, owner of Truth In Options. We discuss basic features of employee stock options, including incentive stock options (ISOs), non-qualified stock options (NQOs) and employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs).
Los Gatos broadcasts Financial Insider Weekly
Los Gatos, California public access station KCAT has agreed to broadcast Financial Insider Weekly Fridays at 4:30 p.m. PT on Comcast Channel 15.
2010 last chance to make special elections to protect S corporation status?
2010 might be the last chance for S corporations to make a special election that may protect their status as S corporations and the related tax benefits.
Alternative investments for your Roth or IRA account
This week's interview on Financial Insider Weekly to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell this Wednesday, March 24, is with Tom Anderson, President and CEO of Pensco Trust. We discuss "Alternative investments besides real estate for your IRA or Roth accounts".
How to invest in real estate using your IRA or Roth account
This week's interview on Financial Insider Weekly to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell this Wednesday, March 17, is with Tom Anderson, President and CEO of Pensco Trust. We discuss "Real Estate Investments In Your IRA or Roth Accounts".
How can I get more assets in my Roth or IRA account?
Pension portability has been tremendously increased by the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act of 2001 and the Pension Protection Act of 2006. With a few limitations, funds can be transferred from employer retiirement accounts to a Roth or IRA account and, in some case, from a Roth or IRA account to an employer retirement account.
What kinds of transactions can you do with your Roth or IRA account?
Certain transactions aren't permitted for Roths and IRAs. They are called "prohibited transactions", and can be subject to penalties. In this post, I'm going to focus on prohibited transactions. I am only going to hit some highlights so you will be aware of some red flags.
How to get financing for your small business
The interview on Financial Insider Weekly scheduled to be broadcast in San Jose and Campbell, California is with John Herzog, First Vice President of Valley Community Bank about Small Business Financing. The show will be broadcast on Comcast channel 15 on Wednesday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time in San Jose and Campbell and shown as streaming video at the same time at www.creatvsj.org.