Tag Archives: Taxes

State and Local Tax Collections and Related Employment

State and local governments literally had a head-on collision with the plunging economy during the recession and many locales were pressed just to remain solvent. Jobs were cut and services were either scaled back or eliminated. Property values declined precipitously (and property tax collections fell) Companies posted declining revenues, and in many instances losses and …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Worst States for Retirement Security

As I approach the big SIX ZERO this year, retirement and related considerations are taking a place in the planning process more than any time prior. Fortunately, retirement seeds were planted decades ago in savings and tax-deferred accounts, stocks and real estate investments. As the check-out date from the workforce looms sometime within the coming …Read more

Tax Opportunity Window for Investors Closing in December, 2012

It’s almost impossible to watch the news on television or read any financial publication and not hear about the looming “fiscal cliff” facing America. Current tax law, unless modified by Congress and the President, calls for automatic tax increases coupled with spending cuts beginning in 2013. In addition to higher taxes on those who make …Read more