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Four Structured Settlement Questions and Answers

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If you have recently come into a large sum of money, you may want to think about setting up a structured settlement instead of receiving a lump sum. While this option isn’t for everyone, it can be beneficial when it comes to budgeting, and paying less tax on your earnings.

Here is a four-question guide to structured settlements.

1. What is a structured settlement?

A structured settlement is when you receive periodic payments for the money awarded in a lawsuit that you have won. It is “structured” because you are agreeing to receive a set amount of that money each … Read more at 2008 Taxes.

How to Avoid Meeting the Inheritance Tax Threshold

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Did you know that whenever anyone dies, the money and the property which is left to the beneficiaries are subject to an inheritance tax? This tax is usually 40% of anything above the threshold, which in the UK at the moment is £325,000.

However, if you are like most people you will not want to see a large chunk of your inheritance go towards taxes. Luckily, there are ways that you can avoid meeting the inheritance tax threshold and not have to pay. Effectively planning your inheritance can save your family hundreds of thousands of pounds.

As house prices … Read more at 2008 Taxes.

Do I Really Need to Hire a Tax Consultant?

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If you ever start your own part time business, keeping track of your finances is one of the needed keys to a successful business. In addition, learning how to read the tax laws is important as it allows you to keep your hard earned money. However, since the tax laws change frequently, it’s a good idea to hire your own professional tax consultant. It saves you on hassle and if you find a good one, they will do their job better than you ever could. So if you want your business to run smoothly, learn how to find a … Read more at 2008 Taxes.

Interhitance Advance and your Taxes

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Nothing feels worse than when a loved relative passes away, especially when you have money problems during that time. Even thought you’re getting a nice chunk of money, there are tax issues that you’ll have to work out and put money away to prepare. The best thing that you can do to ease the burden during this difficult time is to get an inheritance advance. Unlike bank loans, an inheritance advance gives you all the money you need, with no waiting on a bank to approve your request. In order to qualify for a bank loan you have to … Read more at 2008 Taxes.

Don’t Get your Refund Early

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With tax season coming up, many people are already planning how they will spend their tax refund. In order to get more people coming through their doors, accounting companies are promising to give you the expected refund on a secured credit card as soon as your taxes are filed. In these hard times this is a tempting offer. After all, who couldn’t use a little extra money during these economic times? Although you may be tempted by these claims, there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t be depending on this type of refund anticipation loan to pay Read more at 2008 Taxes.