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Western Union’s Documentary Stamp Tax on remittances

The good news is that the additional 0.15% tax on all incoming overseas remittances was supposed to start May 30, 2008 but, until now, this has not been implemented. The bad news is that the collection of this tax will start anytime soon. Last week

Income from scams and bribes are also taxable

Whether it’s earnings from online scams, fraud Multi-Level Marketing programs, and shady High Yield Invesment Progrqams (HYIP), as long as it’s considered income, it’s taxable. Any monetary benefit received from an activity, illegal or otherwise, normally becomes part of one’s taxable income. That’s from an

Are income from Mutual Funds and UITFs taxable?

Question: Do I need to pay taxes on my earnings once I redeem my Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITFs) or shares of mutual funds? Answer: No, as long as proper taxes have already been collected prior to the redemption of your UITF participation. That’s according