Category Archives: Commercial

Tax Freedom Day 2016

Once again on April 24th we notched Tax Freedom Day® for 2016, as defined by the Tax Foundation (a non-profit research group in Washington, D.C., analyzing and writing on essentially everything dealing with taxes of all types). This means that the typical taxpayer works 114 days each year just to pay all of their taxes. …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Fastest Growing Cities in 2016

There is a badge of merit for those metro areas having the greatest growth rates (both demographically as in population and economically) across the country. When It comes to population growth rates, bigger is better. Ditto the economy. What was hot last year, however, may not necessarily be so this year, and there may be …Read more

Anatomy of Wire Fraud

This post may affect many of you not only professionally, but also personally. JP Morgan estimated 27 percent of wire transfers in 2014 were affected by either attempted or actual fraud. Imagine the worst: the funds in the transaction did not transfer from buyer to rightful seller and are now unrecoverable. People’s life savings are …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Most Friendly Tax States in the U.S. Round 2

A previous blog presented the Tax Foundation’s 2016 ranking of the Best Places To Do Business based a mix of five taxes. As previously stated, “Ratings and indices, depending on assumptions, variables and weightings, will yield differing results.” You can read the Round 1 Blog on this topic at http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/category/jones-on-real-estate/ A second look at the Most …Read more