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Does your paycheck need a checkup?

Your paycheck may need a checkup!  With the new tax law that passed in December 2017, there is a good chance that you will see some changes when you file your 2018 income tax return.  In order to be prepared for the impact of the new tax law, it is a good idea to plan...

Required Minimum Distributions

If you have a retirement account such as a traditional IRA or a 401(k) you typically are required to begin taking distributions from the plan at the age of 70 ½. These distributions, commonly referred to as required minimum distributions or “RMDs”, provide for a...

Are you maximizing your compensation?

Are you maximizing your compensation? If you work for a company that offers a 401k or similar plan it may offer an employer match. If your employer offers a full or partial match you should contribute at least enough to make sure that you get all of the dollars your...

Preparing to end the payroll year

Preparing to end the payroll year Whether you prepare payroll in-house or outsource the task, there are a few end of year items that should be completed. Update employee contact information:  Make sure that you have correct and complete social security numbers and...

Year-end tax planning for individuals

Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals ...Higher-income earners must be wary of the 3.8% surtax on certain unearned income. The surtax is 3.8% of the lesser of: (1) net investment income (NII), or (2) the excess of modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over a threshold...

Tax Related Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft. Each filing season we have a few taxpayers who have the unfortunate situation of having their e-filed return rejected because a return has already been filed using their social security number. Unfortunately, we expect the trend to...

Financial Fraud Scams

It seems like nearly every week the news warns us of a new identity theft or financial fraud scam.  There are several schemes currently ciruculating with fraudsters impersonating IRS representatives.  Straight from the IRS website, here are a few scams you need to...

Tax updates – Fall 2017

Tax updates - Fall 2017 The following is a summary of a few important tax developments that have occurred in the past three months. President Trump and key lawmakers reveal tax reform plan. The document provides some detail but leaves many specifics to be worked out...

Summer IRS Update

As we move into the fall season, we want to take time to discuss a few summer updates from the IRS.  Today we talk about the ability to amend returns for expensing election, the recently released 2018 inflation adjustments for Health Savings Accounts and information...

Countdown to Tax Day!








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