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  2. Second mortgage - Wikipedia

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    Second mortgages, commonly referred to as junior liens, are loans secured by a property in addition to the primary mortgage. Depending on the time at which the second mortgage is originated, the loan can be structured as either a standalone second mortgage or piggyback second mortgage.

  3. State (polity) - Wikipedia

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    A state is a polity under a system of governance with a monopoly on force. There is no undisputed definition of a state. A widely used definition from the German sociologist Max Weber is that a "state" is a polity that maintains a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, although other definitions are not uncommon.

  4. Social Security debate in the United States - Wikipedia

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    Supporters of the bill state that "By making millionaires and billionaires pay the same rate of Social Security taxes as the rest of us, and by changing the method by which Social Security benefits are calculated, Sen. Harkin's bill would expand Social Security benefits by an average of $800 per recipient per year while also keeping the program ...

  5. Comparison of U.S. state and territory governments - Wikipedia

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    Each state is itself a sovereign entity, and as such, reserves the right to organize in any way (within the above stated parameter) deemed appropriate by its people. As a result, while the governments of the various states share many similar features, they often vary greatly with regard to form and substance. No two state governments are identical.

  6. National Insurance - Wikipedia

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    National Insurance (NI) is a fundamental component of the welfare state in the United Kingdom.It acts as a form of social security, since payment of NI contributions establishes entitlement to certain state benefits for workers and their families.

  7. United States federal budget - Wikipedia

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    $77B — The deductions for state and local taxes; $70B — The deductions for mortgage interest. In 2013, CBO estimated that more than half of the combined benefits of 10 major tax expenditures would apply to households in the top 20% income group, and that 17% of the benefit would go to the top 1% households.

  8. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 - Wikipedia

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    The House plan eliminated deductions for state, local, and sales taxes paid, and capped property deductions at $10,000. The Senate bill initially would have eliminated the state and local property tax deduction, but in the later Act, this was later changed back to a $10,000 mirroring the House version.

  9. Health savings account - Wikipedia

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    State income tax treatment of health savings accounts varies. California and New Jersey impose state income taxes on contributions, interest earned, and capital gains from health savings accounts. New Hampshire and Tennessee don't have state income taxes but they do impose a tax on dividends and interest, including health savings accounts.