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Sun May 15

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:07 AM

Re: kiddie tax question

thank you very much for the greetings and for taking the time to post information and opinions. I appreciate it. And a special thanx to the member who preferred to email me about his circumstances.

Thu May 12

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 10:05 PM

kiddie tax question

I'm now a grandpa

I'll get something set up for new grandchild once the social security number gets set up...probably just an S&P index fund.

It will not be such a large amount that kiddie tax rules will kick in.

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Thu Apr 21

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:50 PM

Re: S-corp vs LLC

'number of people/organizations (all associated with said government entity in one way or another) who want DH to do contract work"

If its the federal government, I've seen that movie, and sometimes it does not end well for the [more]

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:26 PM

Re: S-corp vs LLC

Hey Ira,

I don't mean to chase rabbits, but when you typed "If he is the only "worker" then he can't shield himself from liability behind an entity" that got me confused. I thought that was why small businesses, even [more]

Tue Apr 19

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:38 PM

Re: CC payment to IRS - purchase or cash advance

Ooops, my bad.

The very low rate I saw on their site was for using a debit card, not a credit card. The cost of using a credit card was in line with what Ira posted.
Thus, I spent my money on a stamp.

Mon Apr 18

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 6:12 PM

CC payment to IRS - purchase or cash advance?

I've got an hour to get to the post office.

The IRS allows payment by credit card or debit card through third party. The fees are actually very low if you don't owe too much.

Soooo...if I pay by credit card...is it going to show [more]

Fri Apr 15

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 4:46 PM

Re: Are clip-ons for eye glasses deductible?

I've had cataract surgery, so, right or wrong, I throw the cost of my sunglasses into the list of deductions.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:09 PM

other income, NLY-A

I've owned this 7.875% preferred for well over ten years.

I know NLY has gotten a lot of negative press over this time...but I've gotten my dividend every quarter.

Recent price is just a little over par, so I'm sure the present [more]

Thu Apr 14

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blacktreechaser replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:20 PM

Re: brasstaxes in brooklyn

thanx much, Ira, always appreciate your input

I believe the different fee schedule is the former rather than the latter....

but, instead of being "I-charge-more-because-you-can-afford-it", I think their philosophy is [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:19 PM

was nice while it lasted

Since my Beazer bonds just went away, giving me a double-digit annual return since I had bought them, I just thought at how fortunate I was to have had $$ to invest 6 or 7 years ago, and had some great risk/reward stuff to buy (mispriced bonds). It [more]

Wed Apr 13

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:07 PM

OT BLX if interested

In case the recent article on BLX caught your eye,

They report on Thursday.

Ex-dividend is April 26th, or about...I didn't write it down.

Present dividend yield is 6.5%

Call options available if you want to [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Tax Strategies board. 1:39 PM

brasstaxes in brooklyn

Just a shot in the dark....wondering if anyone has experience with this tax prep service.

Their forte is helping self-employed artistic-types, performers, etc, getting their taxes done correctly.

Online reviews seemed to run the [more]

Tue Apr 12

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 1:17 PM

unhappy with E right now

Had some cash from some bonds, and picked out an equity to buy that had some good numbers recently, and was favorably mentioned in the news. And option premiums were very high, so I wanted to buy-the-stock-sell-the-calls.

So I put in a [more]

Wed Mar 30

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Thu Mar 24

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blacktreechaser replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:28 PM

Re: some top funds from Lipper

P.S.

It does say that the 6.64% return on muni funds is a pre-tax figure.

If you pay any kind of federal income tax, your return will probably be higher than 6.64 in most scenarios.

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:25 PM

some top funds from Lipper

In Wednesday's wall street journal there is a 5 or 6 page pull-out about top mutual funds (Lipper).

Here is a quote:

"The best classification, on average, over the past five years is high yield muni debt, up an annualized [more]

Thu Mar 17

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:25 PM

OT Big Short movie

Watched it last night on direct tv, its really pretty good, I enjoyed it and highly recommend it. A little over-acting by a few, but I did like it.
Lots and lots of strong profanity, and a few boobs in case that's a concern. But does get the [more]

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blacktreechaser posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:11 PM

TA bonds

I have not looked at their bonds recently, but Travel Centers of America (TA) had a loosing quarter, share price dropped.

I own the equity, and sell covered call options against it, been doing that for a few years.

Anyways, if [more]

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