Mehmet E. Akgul

Covers investment, financial analysis and related financial market issues for BrightHedge. He has extensive experience in portfolio management, business consulting, risk management, and accounting areas. He has worked with global financial services firms for over 15 years in the United States and Turkey. Mehmet is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant and a member of CFA Society of New York and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Filing tax requirements

Filing Tax Requirements

Do I Need to File a Tax Return? You are required to file an income tax return if your income is above a certain level each year. In general, you do not need to submit a federal tax return if your total income for the year does not exceed certain thresholds. Factors such as age,

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2019 Tax Brackets

2019 Federal Income Tax Brackets After major tax legislation overhauls with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most of the tax changes are inflation adjustments from 2018’s tax brackets. The TCJA requires for annual inflation adjustments to be computed based on the chained consumer price index rather than the regular consumer price index. This permanent

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Federal Income Tax

2018 Tax Brackets

2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets The most comprehensive tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 has been adopted on December 22, 2017. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) makes slight decreases on most individual tax brackets for income tax rates. The TCJA notably surges individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) and

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Vincent Kosuga

One Commodity with No Futures

Which futures contracts are investors banned from trading? Well, some of you may know that the answer is future contracts of onions. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which established as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board started onion futures trading in 1942 as an attempt to recover losses of its terminated butter futures. Vincent Kosuga In

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Norwegian Cruise Line – Tempting Growth and Value

Overview Norwegian changed the dining structure in cruises and established freestyle format, where passengers can do what they want, when they want. Many companies now pursue that format. Norwegian’s ships also provide more than food. Passengers are able to join theater performances and race go-carts on the vessel’s track. Also, active casinos and bars offer

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