Checklist to Cut Your 2019 Taxes

It’s not too late to cut your 2019 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. If you’re self-employed, consider setting up a Solo 401(k)

Posted in December 2019 Newsletter

New SSN Scam

Scammers are at it again, this time calling up taxpayers, impersonating the IRS, and threatening to suspend or cancel social security numbers. According to the IRS, these calls can come in as “robocall” voicemails, requesting people to call back. The

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Posted in December 2019 Newsletter

IRS Gets Serious About Cryptocurrency

Have you been dabbling in cryptocurrency trading? The IRS is stepping up its efforts to provide guidance to taxpayers around cryptocurrency transactions and has enacted some new compliance measures. On 2019 tax returns, the IRS will require taxpayers to check

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Posted in December 2019 Newsletter

Gifting Rules

Does part of your family’s financial planning include gifting? If so, here are a dozen tips to follow: Annual gift exclusion is $15,000 per year by an individual to another individual, or Annual gift exclusion is $30,000 per year gifted

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Posted in November 2019 Newsletter

Benefits of small business owners of hiring family members Part II:

Consider adding your teenage children onto your company payroll. If you are self-employed and have children that are old enough to work, consider adding them onto your company payroll.  There are several tax benefits and opportunities for income shifting within

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Posted in November 2019 Newsletter

IRS Announces Higher Retirement Plan Limits for 2020

Most working professionals have access to a 401(k) plan or a 403(b) plan at work.  Amounts contributed to these plans generally reduce your taxable earnings and always grow tax deferred.  You can contribute up to $19,500 into a 401(k) or

Posted in December 2019 Newsletter

Review of the 2019 Rules for Itemizing Your Deductions

Medical Expenses For 2019, medical expenses are deductible to the extent they exceed 10% of your Adjusted Gross income (AGI). The IRS also allows a deduction of 20 cents/medical miles driven so don’t forget to track your medical mileage. Planning

Posted in December 2019 Newsletter