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Year: 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Things to Consider Now

December 22, 2017

Congress is enacting the biggest tax reform law in thirty years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family, and your business calculate your federal income tax bill, and the amount of federal tax you will pay.

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Planning to Retire? Here Are Some Dates To Remember

December 21, 2017

You may or may not know your retirement date, or whether you intend to retire early or continue working as long as you can.

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Important Information Regarding FORM 1099-MISC

December 18, 2017

As we prepare for the approaching tax filing season, we have some important information to share regarding the filing of certain Forms 1099-MISC.

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Tax Treatment of Employee Gift Giving

December 13, 2017

It’s the holiday season, which means a time of giving.

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Year-End Planning With Losses Can Save Taxes

December 05, 2017

Yearend planning with losses may seem like a whole lot of work for nothing, but different categories of losses have different hoops you have to jump through, so understanding the rules is key to getting the most out of your losses.

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2017 Year-End Planning – Business Expired, Expiring and New 2017 Provisions

November 29, 2017

As we approach year end, now is a good time to review the changes in business tax provisions including those provisions that have expired in 2016 and future years and provisions that began in 2017. 

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2017 Year-End Planning – Business Issues

November 21, 2017

As December quickly approaches, now is the time to review business tax planning. 

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2017 Year-End Planning: Form 1040 Update

November 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again when individual tax planning for the current year is key. When reviewing your 2017 year for tax planning, it is important to know the changes and updates to Form 1040 which could have an impact on the amount you pay in taxes.

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2017 Year-End Planning: Expired and Permanent Tax Provisions

November 07, 2017

As we are nearing the end of 2017 it’s a good time to review the changes to the IRS tax provisions. Below details some of the most prevalent provisions that expired in 2016, the provisions which have been permanently extended, and other extended tax provisions.

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Post-Mortem Planning When Filing a Decedent’s Final Income Tax Return

October 24, 2017

There are several tax elections and planning opportunities that I find are frequently overlooked by executors and tax return preparers when filing a decedent’s final income tax return

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