Taxes Category


  • Year-End Tax

    Your Year-End Tax Planning Checklist

    Year-end is fast approaching but it’s not too late to take advantage of tax planning opportunities for 2018.  Tax reform has changed the planning landscape and it’s best to find out how these changes may impact you before April 15th of next year. Sit down with your CPA before year end to review your personal […]

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  • Mid-Year Planning: Tax Change to Factor In

      The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December of last year, fundamentally changes the federal tax landscape for both individuals and businesses. Many of the provisions in the legislation are permanent, others (including most of the tax cuts that apply to individuals) expire at the end of 2025. Here are some of the […]

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  • Examining the Taxpaying Population: Where Do You Fit In?

      Every quarter, the Statistics of Income Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes financial statistics obtained from tax and information returns that have been filed with the federal government. Recently published reports reflect data gleaned from 2014 individual federal income tax returns. These reports offer a snapshot of how the U.S. population breaks […]

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  • 401(k) Withdrawals: Beware the Penalty Tax

    401(k) Withdrawals: Beware the Penalty Tax You’ve probably heard that if you withdraw taxable amounts from your 401(k) or 403(b) plan before age 59½, you may be socked with a 10% early distribution penalty tax on top of the federal income taxes you’ll be required to pay. But did you know that the Internal Revenue […]

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  • Tax Benefits of Homeownership

    Tax Benefits of Homeownership Buying a home can be a major expenditure. Fortunately, federal tax benefits are available to make homeownership more affordable and less expensive. There may also be tax benefits under state law. Mortgage interest deduction One of the most important tax benefits of owning a home is that you may be able […]

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  • Pretax, Roth, or After-Tax Contributions: Which Should You Choose?

    Pretax, Roth, or After-Tax Contributions: Which Should You Choose? If your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan allows pretax, after-tax, and/or Roth contributions, which should you choose? Pretax: Tax benefits now With pretax contributions, the money is deducted from your paycheck before taxes, which helps reduce your taxable income and the amount of taxes you pay now. […]

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