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  2. Income tax in the United States - Wikipedia

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    Effective federal tax rates and average incomes for 2010; Quintile Average income before taxes Effective individual income tax rate Effective payroll tax rate Combined effective income and payroll tax rate Total effective federal tax rate (includes corporate income and excise taxes) Lowest $24,100: −9.2%: 8.4%: −0.8%: 1.5% Second $44,200 ...

  3. Retirement - Wikipedia

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    Retirement is the withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from one's active working life. A person may also semi-retire by reducing work hours or workload. Many people choose to retire when they are elderly or incapable of doing their job due to health reasons. People may also retire when they are eligible for private or public pension benefits, although some are forced to retire when ...

  4. Mortgage industry of the United States - Wikipedia

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    Low-doc loans carry a higher interest rate and were theoretically available only to borrowers with excellent credit and additional income that may be hard to document (e.g. self-employment income). As of July 2010, no-doc loans were reportedly still being offered, but more selectively and with high down payment requirements (e.g., 40%).

  5. Tax - Wikipedia

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    A tax is a compulsory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed on a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund government spending and various public expenditures (regional, local, or national), and tax compliance refers to policy actions and individual behaviour aimed at ensuring that taxpayers are paying the right amount of tax at the ...

  6. The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage increased to 5.81% this week from 5.78% last week, according to Freddie Mac. Read More »

  7. Incorporation (business) - Wikipedia

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    Lee the court ruled that there could be a corporate tax, essentially saying the structure of business was a justifiably discriminatory criterion for governments to consider when writing tax legislation. This was a unique ruling handed down during a unique time in US history that denied a corporation freedom it sought in the courtroom.

  8. Fixed-rate mortgage - Wikipedia

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    A fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) is a mortgage loan where the interest rate on the note remains the same through the term of the loan, as opposed to loans where the interest rate may adjust or "float".

  9. Insurance - Wikipedia

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    Mortgage insurance is a form of credit insurance, although the name "credit insurance" more often is used to refer to policies that cover other kinds of debt. Many credit cards offer payment protection plans which are a form of credit insurance. Trade credit insurance is business insurance over the accounts receivable of the insured. The policy ...