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It may seem that 2021 is a long time from now, but decision-making on your health care coverage for the coming year must be done soon. Know the time frame for making choices and what those choices are...

As a result of COVID-19, required minimum distributions (RMDs) have been suspended for 2020. The IRS has provided guidance on how to deal with this suspension (Notice 2020-51). Here are some of the ra...

As a result of the pandemic, Congress has created a number of payments and programs for individuals to help them financially. If you’ve received one or more of these payments or benefited from one o...

Tax legislation—the SECURE Act in December 2019 and the CARES Act in March 2020—each contain rules impacting IRAs. Because of law changes, there is much confusion about what to do with these accou...

The worldwide pandemic—Covid-19—has changed everything…taxes included. Congress has enacted a new law (Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, or “the Act”), to provide economic ...

The SECURE Act made some major changes in retirement plans and IRAs. It also has left many unanswered tax questions. There continues to be many that still lack clarity because the IRS has not addresse...

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-94) retroactively reinstated dozens of expired tax breaks. Some of these breaks are for individuals, while others are for businesses. Determ...

As part of a massive year-end domestic spending package, called the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865), numerous changes were made to retirement plans and IRAs. These changes we...

The year is winding down but there’s still time to take certain actions that can lower your tax bill for 2019. Here are 10 things you can still do:1. Review withholding and estimated taxesI...

Fall is the time of year to choose the employee benefits you want for the following year from the options provided to you by your employer. In making your choices for 2020, understand what these optio...

Employees cannot deduct most business-related expenses because they are miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2%-of-adjusted gross income (AGI) floor and this write off has been suspended t...

Not every type of income you get is taxable on your Form 1040. The law allows you to receive various types of income without having to pay tax on them. For example, any type of income effectively beco...

We’ve all heard about the numerous tax changes created by enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many are exciting and can help lower your tax bill. But that law did not make changes to many tried ...

Americans are very charitable. A report last year said (https://givingusa.org/giving-usa-2018-americans-gave-410-02-billion-to-charity-in-2017-crossing-the-400-billion-mark-for-the-first-time/) they g...

If you have filed your 2018 tax return, you can rest easy for a year. Or can you? Or should you? The period after filing your return is a great time to get a jump on your 2019 return and hopefully sim...

For many people, their home is their biggest asset. Now that the real estate market has recovered in most locations from its lows during the recession a decade ago, a proftable home sale may represent...

The qualified business income (QBI) deduction allows a subtraction from your taxable income up to 20% of what amounts to your business profits (there are some modifications to this) if you are an owne...

The Tax Season—the time in which to file your 2018 income tax return or ask for a filing extension and settle up on any taxes due—is underway. Some things are new this year, while others matters h...

You may be thinking of buying or leasing a new vehicle for 2019. Or you may drive your new or existing car or truck for business or other purposes. Here are 5 things to know about the tax rules that a...

As 2018 draws to a close, consider taking certain actions to favorably impact your tax bill for the year. Here are 10 things you can still do:1.    Review withholding and estimated taxesIf ...

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