401(k) Contribution Limits are Jumping

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According to the New York Times, the I.R.S. announced one of its largest increases in decades to caps on retirement contributions, allowing workers with access to the plans to save more. Questions: How much will employees be able to contribute in 2023 to 401 (k) plans? How much are the catch-up contributions for 2023 and… Read more »

Closet cleaning? Did you sell something online for over $600 this year? Watch out for your IRS Form 1099.

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According to the New York Times, a new change in tax law may result in Form 1099s to be sent to some small time sellers for online sales. Questions: What was the aim of this new tax law? When did the law take effect? The law is part of which congressional action? Which online marketplaces… Read more »

Unionization Cost Raises at Starbucks?

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According to the Washington Post, Starbucks illegally withheld wages and benefits from thousands of unionized baristas, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleged in a complaint Wednesday. Questions: How many Starbucks locations have voted to join the union? What does the NLRB seek as a result of the complaint? Explain the disparity in wages between… Read more »

Insider Trading

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According to the Washington Post, Stephen Buyer, ex-GOP Congressman from Indiana, is accused of exploiting nonpublic information in his role as a corporate consultant to reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits. Questions: Which arm of the government charges individuals with insider trading? During what period did Buyer act on insider trading information? What… Read more »

Roth IRAs for Children

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According to IRS rules, there is no minimum age to open a Roth IRA as long as certain rules are met. Questions: What is probably the most important rule for children to meet? What are some other Roth IRA rules? Does money for a Roth have to come directly from your child’s pocket? What if… Read more »

Attention Cryptocurrency Investors

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According to the New York Times, the fall in Bitcoin was accelerated in recent weeks by the collapse of two major cryptocurrency projects; this sows doubts about the stability of the overall cryptocurrency market. Questions: Bitcoin dropped below $20,000 this week. This is the first time since when? From March 2020 to November 2021, what… Read more »

Two Sets of Books

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According to the New York Times, a congressional committee looking into wrongdoing within the Washington Commanders N.F.L. franchise referred the case to the Federal Trade Commission. Questions: What did the 20-page letter to the FTC allege? What is the basis of the team’s categorical denial of financial impropriety? If true, what would the allegations mean… Read more »

IRS destroys 30 M Paper returns due to Backlog

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According to Accounting Today, the IRS destroyed about 30 M paper-filed information returns in March 2021 due to its inability to process them. Questions: What does the IRS typically use the information returns for? Since 2014, what has been the overall percentage increase of business tax returns that are e-filed? In 2018, what was the… Read more »

The Future is EV Energy

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According to The Verge, the Biden administration invoked the Defense Production Act for EV batteries and clean energy last week. Questions: What does this mean in the near term for certain types of mines in the U.S.? Are lithium batteries sustainable in the long-term? Discuss. What is the Defense Production Act? How do you see… Read more »

The New World of Autonomous Trucking

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According to Axios, autonomous trucks could one day replace more than 90% of all highway trucking, which could have a profound impact on as many as 500,000 long-haul truckers, a new study found. Questions: According to the study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University, if automation is restricted to Sun… Read more »