An incentive that lets taxpayers reduce the overall amount of taxes they owe by meeting certain qualifications. Examples of tax credits offered by the IRS include the Child Tax Credit and tax credits for first-time home buyers.
A type of limited liability partnership (LLP), which operates to “significantly further the accomplishment of one or more charitable or educational purposes". Unlike a non-profit charitable organization, L3Cs may make a small profit, as long as that is the secondary goal of the organization.
A type of tax professional who is permitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and can represent taxpayers in audits, collections, and appeals.
The federal agency that oversees the nation's securities markets and interprets federal securities law. The SEC also oversees ratings agencies and private regulatory organizations.
The concept that some financial institutions are so large that the federal government cannot allow them to fall into bankruptcy, or fail, because to do so would have a devastating effect on the nation's economy.
Part of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Actions prohibited by Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy.
The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Arizona Senate Bill 1070) is a legislative act signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer that is widely viewed as the most stringent anti-illegal immigration measure passed in decades. The Act has received national and international attention and has spurred considerable controversy.
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