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  2. Child tax credit doubts: Why inflation makes boosted payments ...

    After President Biden's American Rescue Plan Act significantly increased the Child Tax Credit's value and expanded family eligibility for 2021, the credit is reverting to its original, pre-pandemic...

  3. Tax - Wikipedia

    A poll tax, also called a per capita tax, or capitation tax, is a tax that levies a set amount per individual. It is an example of the concept of fixed tax. One of the earliest taxes mentioned in the Bible of a half-shekel per annum from each adult Jew (Ex. 30:11–16) was a form of the poll tax. Poll taxes are administratively cheap because ...

  4. Mortgage industry of the United States - Wikipedia

    In addition to the down payment, the final deal of the mortgage includes closing costs which include fees for "points" to lower the interest rate, application fees, credit report fees, attorney fees, title insurance, appraisal fees, inspection fees, underwriting fee and other possible miscellaneous fees.

  5. Finance - Wikipedia

    Personal finance is defined as "the mindful planning of monetary spending and saving, while also considering the possibility of future risk". Personal finance may involve paying for education, financing durable goods such as real estate and cars, buying insurance, investing, and saving for retirement.

  6. Capital gains tax - Wikipedia

    Individuals paid capital gains tax at their highest marginal rate of income tax (0%, 10%, 20% or 40% in the tax year 2007/8) but from 6 April 1998 were able to claim a taper relief which reduced the amount of a gain that is subject to capital gains tax (thus reducing the effective rate of tax) depending on whether the asset is a "business asset ...

  7. Income tax in Australia - Wikipedia

    The two statutes under which income tax is calculated are the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997; the former is gradually being re-written into the latter. Taxable income is the difference between assessable income and allowable deductions.

  8. Carbon tax - Wikipedia

    The tax was to increase until 2012, reaching a final price of $30 per tonne (7.2 cents per litre at the pumps). The tax was to be revenue neutral by reducing corporate and income taxes accordingly. The government was to reduce other taxes by $481 million over three years. In January 2010, the carbon tax was applied to biodiesel.

  9. Income tax in the United States - Wikipedia

    Taxpayers who have paid AMT in prior years may claim a credit against regular tax for the prior AMT. The credit is limited so that regular tax is not reduced below current year AMT. AMT is imposed at a nearly flat rate (20% for corporations, 26% or 28% for individuals, estates, and trusts) on taxable income as modified for AMT.