Tax Time is Around the Corner! Are You Ready?   Article Highlights: Time to Gather Your Information New for 2020 Choosing Your Alternatives Tips for Pulling Your Information Together Tax time is just around the corner, and if you are like most taxpayers, you are probably facing the ominous chore of compiling records in preparation…

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    Article Highlights: • Economic Impact Payments• High-Income Taxpayer Phaseout• Using the 2018 and 2019 Returns• Who Qualified for a Rebate?• Deceased Individuals• Tax Return Non-filers• Reconciliation on the 2020 Return One of the more tax-troubling issues this year has been the distribution of what Congress referred to as the recovery rebates. You may…

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Article Highlights: Home Sale Exclusion 2 out of 5 Rule Business Use of the Home Gain or Loss from a Sale Previous Use as a Rental Form 1099-S IRS Matching Records In spite of (or in some cases, because of) the COVID-19 pandemic, and with near-record-low home mortgage interest rates, the housing market has been…

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Tax Issues to Be Aware of as Year-end Approaches Article Highlights Take Full Advantage of Your Deductions Traditional IRA Contributions at Any Age Make Charitable Contributions with IRA Funds Larger-than-Normal Charitable Contributions May Be Possible Deducting Charitable Contributions Without Itemizing Marital Status Maximize 2020 Education Tax Credits Convert Your Traditional IRA into a Roth IRA…

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December 3 – Time for Year-End Tax Planning  December is the month to take final actions that can affect your tax result for 2020. Taxpayers with substantial increases or decreases in income, changes in marital status or dependent status, and those who sold property during 2020 should call for a tax planning consultation appointment. December…

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Article Highlights: Itemized Deduction AGI Limitations What Insurance is Deductible Above-the-Line Deduction for the Self-Employed Income Limitation Subsidized Limitation Health insurance premiums, especially in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, have risen dramatically and are one of the greatest expenses that most individuals pay. Although the cost of health insurance is allowed as part…

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Attention Real Estate Agents. You hand out keys to property owners on a regular basis, well here is a key just for you. It is known as the S-election. Use it to unlock massive savings by eliminating Self-Employment tax on your commissions. Additional paperwork and expenses are involved, but the tax savings far exceed the…

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Raise your hand if you want to track your business finances in one place that is easy and secure to access whenever you desire. If your hand is up, you need Quick Books Online. It is an advanced accounting software that is perfect for your business because you get 24/7 online access backed by the…

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When it comes to food, taxes are a bit crazy especially for business owners. Food purchases are somewhere from zero to 100% deductible. It depends on whose mouth it ends up in. The full cost is deductible as an expense if the end user is: The General Public Employees that are working late Holiday office…

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The S-corporation election is a tax tool that saves business owners thousands of dollars in taxes each year. If you are just starting out, have a well established business or land somewhere in between, you must investigate the election and how it applies to you.  How does the S-election work? First you must get approval…

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