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Created: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Claiming Your Parent as a Dependent

If you pay over half the cost of supporting a parent, he or she is considered your dependent for federal income tax purposes — which may qualify you to some significant tax breaks. Here are the details.
Created: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Tax Implications of Being a Winner

If you’re lucky enough to be a winner at gambling or the lottery, congratulations! After you celebrate, be ready to deal with the tax consequences of your good fortune.
Created: Friday, August 2, 2019

Changing Jobs? What Will Become of Your 401(k) Balance?

Most private sector employers, for better or worse, put you in the driver's seat when it comes to saving for retirement. If you're a genuinely savvy and diligent investor, you might prefer the flexibility of rolling over your accumulated retirement savings into an IRA. This choice assumes, however, that your next employer's 401(k) plan allows you to move money into it from another 401(k) plan. Most, but not all, do.
Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

FAQs about LTC Insurance and Your Taxes

If you or a loved one needs long-term care, you probably don't want to pay it from your hard-earned savings. Instead, consider purchasing a long-term care (LTC) insurance policy. As a bonus, qualified LTC policies may deliver some tax breaks. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this type of coverage
Created: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Update on the New Business Interest Expense Limitation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) imposes a new limitation on deductions for business interest expense. The IRS recently issued guidance in the form of proposed regulations. The business interest expense limitation is a permanent change for tax years that began in 2018. Thankfully, many businesses are unaffected. This article covers what you need to know.
Created: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Be Ready for Anything with Regular Business Valuations

Do you know the current value of your business? Even if you’re not considering selling your company or otherwise transferring its ownership right now, it could happen sooner than you think.
Created: Sunday, July 7, 2019

Volunteering for Charity: Do You Get a Tax Break?

If you’re a volunteer who works for charity, you may be entitled to some tax breaks if you itemize deductions on your tax return. Unfortunately, they may not amount to as much as you think your generosity is worth.
Created: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You May Have to Pay Tax on Social Security Benefits

During your working days, you pay Social Security tax in the form of withholding from your salary or self-employment tax. And when you start receiving Social Security benefits, you may be surprised to learn that some of the payments may be taxed.
Created: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Reap the Rewards of Fresh Talent with Internships

Internships can be the ultimate "win-win" of employment. The intern wins by getting valuable work experience and training, and you win by getting a curious and dedicated worker who could return to your workforce down the road ready to hit the ground running.
Created: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Your Succession Plan May Benefit from a Separation of Business and Real Estate

Your succession plan should incorporate various strategies to accomplish your retirement and estate planning goals. One to consider: separating business interests from real estate holdings related to the company