Yearly Archives: 2015

IRS announces Few Increases to Retirement Plan Limits for 2016

On October 21st, the IRS announced the cost of living adjustments applicable to the various retirement plan limitations for 2016.  Unfortunately, the bulk of the retirement savings limits will not increase from 2015. No Increases for 2016 Most working professionals have

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Use Your Employer’s Health Flex Spending (FSAs)

Now is a great time to begin planning to take full advantage of your employer’s flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2016. FSAs provide employees a way to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by other health plans.

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Don’t Forget About IRAs

Even if you’re covered under a retirement plan at work, you and your spouse can each contribute up to $5,500 into a traditional IRA or Roth IRA for 2015 and 2016, as long as your combined wages and net self-employment

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Deducting Un-Reimbursed Professional Expenses

According to the IRS, to be deductible, an expenditure must be both “ordinary” and “necessary” in connection with your profession.  The IRS defines “ordinary” as common and accepted in a particular profession and “necessary” as helpful and appropriate for a

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Checklist to Cut Your 2015 Taxes

It’s not too late to cut your 2015 tax bill.  Prior to Dec. 31st: Increase your 401(k) and 403(b) contributions if you haven’t been contributing at the maximum rate all year. This year you can put away up to $18,000

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IRS Warns of Phone Scam

The IRS has warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire

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2015 Year End Planning

During December, you should evaluate whether you’ll save any taxes by postponing 2015 income or deductions into 2016 or by accelerating 2016 income or deductions into 2015.  While many factors should be evaluated prior to making your final decision, a

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