Taxes and Retirement Income

While many taxpayers plan for retirement by investing in retirement savings accounts, it is important for taxpayers to also plan on how to handle income during retirement as well. The timing of different retirement distributions could drastically affect the amount of...

Setting Up a Business

Deciding to start your own business is a big step, one that requires special planning and thought. But where do you start? There are many logistical steps to setting up a legal, operating business and it can be a daunting mountain to climb when first starting....

Identity Theft and the IRS

Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information without your permission. While this can include credit cards, banking information, and passwords, it’s your Social Security number that’s the biggest IRS-related identity theft...

Kiddie Tax Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) overhauls the Kiddie Tax rules to tax a portion of a qualified child or young adult’s unearned income at the same tax rates paid by trusts and estates, which can be as high as 37%. Prior to the TCJA, the Kiddie Tax rate was equal...

Disasters and Taxes

While some may say that tax season in and of itself should be classified as a “federally declared disaster,” the phrase holds more weight this upcoming year as thousands of families have been devastated by the California wildfires and East Coast...

C Corp Taxes

As a result of tax reform under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), C corporations were also affected. This will directly impact C corporation shareholders. Under previous law, the tax rate a corporation would pay on its profits could be anywhere from 15% to 35%,...

How to Speak “Tax”

This time of year and into April, we begin to hear a different vocabulary come to life: “Credit.”  “Exemption.”  “Adjusted Gross Income.”  It can seem as if your accountant speaks a different language from you. While...

Tax Reform Changes Affecting the Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was one of many items touched by the sweeping tax reform coming into effect for the 2018 tax year. In addition to the amount of the credit increasing, the threshold for qualifying for the credit has improved, resulting in more taxpayers...

Moonlighting in the Gig Economy and Taxes

Are you one of the thousands of people who are working gig-type jobs for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, or companies like them? Whether you’re full time or just moonlighting a few hours a week, the paperwork for this part of your taxes will be a little...

Getting Ready for Your Tax Meeting

Here’s a rough checklist of items to pull together for your tax professional. Please don’t panic at this long list; most of it will not apply unless you have a complex situation. In some cases, your tax professional will send you a form to complete called...

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