Safe Harbor

While many use the term “safe harbor” in reference to accounting and taxes, safe harbor laws are seen in a variety of industries, including real

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Homestead Exemption

Homestead exemption laws prevent the sale of a home in order to pay off taxes or creditors. Nearly every state in the U.S. has homestead

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Ad Valorem Tax

An ad valorem tax is a form of taxation based on the value of a transaction or a property, either real estate or personal property.

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Transfer tax

Transfer tax refers to taxes paid when the title to a piece of real property changes hands from one owner to another.

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Tax tables

Each year, the IRS publishes its revised tax tables and taxpayers determine how much tax they owe.

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Tax-sheltered annuity

A tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) is a retirement savings plan that allows employees of tax-exempt organizations and self-employed people to invest pretax dollars to build retirement

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Tax shelter

A tax shelter is a method of lowering taxable income for individuals or companies. Although some tax shelters are permitted under U.S. and international law,

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