Yearly Archives: 2019

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Tax Benefits for People with Disabilities

Article Highlights: ABLE AccountsDisabled Spouse or Dependent Care CreditMedical DeductionsHome ModificationsSpecial SchoolingNursing Services Individuals with disabilities as well as parents of disabled children are eligible for a number of income tax benefits. This article explains some of these tax breaks. ABLE Accounts – A federal law allows states to offer specially designed, tax-favored ABLE accounts [...]

By |2019-12-18T18:42:56+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Excess Retirement Plan Contributions Can Be Taxing

Article Highlights: Excess IRA ContributionsExcess Contribution PenaltyCorrecting Excess IRA ContributionsApplying the Excess to a Future YearExcess 401(k) Contributions Failing to Timely Correct 401(k) Excess Contributions Some individuals financially struggle just to be able to make a nominal contribution to their tax-favored retirement plan, whether it be an IRA, 401(k) plan, or some form of self-employment [...]

By |2019-12-17T20:15:29+00:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here Are the Best Personal Finance Podcasts You May Not Know About

Even as recently as a decade ago, most people listened to their radio shows in the exact same way — on the actual radio. Fast forward to today, and the world of podcasting has absolutely exploded, changing the way we think about broadcasting for generations to come. One great thing about podcasting is that absolutely [...]

By |2019-12-11T22:10:36+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Helpful Tax Tips For 2019

Article Highlights: Education CreditAvoiding Underpayment Penalties StrategySpouse IRA StrategyQualified Charitable DistributionsMedical ExpensesElection to Deduct Start-Up CostsState and Local Tax (SALT) DeductionsElectric Car CreditAlimonyHeath Insurance PenaltyCryptocurrency TransactionsQualified Opportunity FundsSolar Credit As the year draws to a close, we have pulled together a number of tax tips that may be beneficial, some of which need to be [...]

By |2019-12-10T22:14:14+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Your Will or Trust Up-to-Date?

Article Highlights: Tax Cuts & Jobs ActEstate Tax ExclusionWhy a Will or Trust?Life-Changing CircumstancesBeneficiaries When was the last time you or your attorney reviewed or updated your will or trust? If it was before the passage of the 2017 tax reform legislation, or the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), your documents may be out [...]

By |2019-12-05T17:05:11+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take Tax Advantage of a Low-Income Year

Article Highlights: Exercise Stock OptionsConvert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRAMaximize IRA DistributionsSell Appreciated StockDelay Business ExpendituresRelease DependencyDelay Personal Deductible Expenditures People generally assume that tax planning only applies to individuals with the big bucks. But think again, as some tax moves benefit lower-income taxpayers and those who are having a lower-than-normal income year. [...]

By |2019-12-03T17:40:52+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did You Just Get an IRS Notice of Deficiency? Here’s What to Do Next

Nobody likes getting mail from the IRS — especially when it's something you weren't expecting. One minute, you're minding your own business and aren't even thinking about that return you filed months ago. The next minute you open your mailbox and see something called a "Notice of Deficiency" — and your anxiety immediately goes through [...]

By |2019-11-27T17:50:42+00:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Gifting with a Tax Twist

Article Highlights: Employee GiftsGifts of College TuitionCollege Student SuppliesElectric Car CreditWork EquipmentSolar Electric CreditCharitable Gifts Some holiday gifts you provide to members of your family, employees, and others may also yield tax benefits. Here are some examples: Employee Gifts – It is common practice this time of year for employers to give employees gifts. Although [...]

By |2019-11-26T21:20:35+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Year-End Tips for Charitable Contributions

Article Highlights: Watch Out for Charity ScamsTax Exempt Organization Search ToolTax Benefits of Charitable ContributionsBunching DeductionsQualified Charitable DistributionsSubstantiation As the end of the year and the holiday season approach, we will all see an uptick in the number of charitable solicitations arriving in our mailboxes and by email. Since some charities sell their contributor lists [...]

By |2019-11-22T23:41:33+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employer-Offered Benefits That Can Save You Money and Taxes

Article Highlights: Health InsuranceRetirement PlansQualified Transportation Fringe BenefitsFlexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)Group Term Life InsuranceQualified Employee DiscountsEmployer-Provided Education AssistanceAdoption ExpensesChild and Dependent Care BenefitsHealth Savings Accounts Tax law includes a number of tax- and financially favored benefits that employers can offer or provide to their employees. This article is intended to make you aware of these [...]

By |2019-11-21T23:07:39+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments