What Is a Required Minimum Distribution?

Article Highlights: Required Minimum Distributions When the Distributions Must Begin RMD Distribution Tables Figuring the Amount of the Distribution Beneficiary Distribution Rules Surviving Spouse Eligible Designated Beneficiaries …

Take Tax Advantage of a Low-Income Year

Article Highlights: Exercise Stock Options Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA Maximize IRA Distributions Sell Appreciated Stock Delay Business Expenditures Release Dependency Delay Personal Deductible Expenditures People…

Will Your Planned Retirement Income Be Enough after Taxes?

Article Highlights: States With No Income Tax Social Security Benefits Roth IRA Retirement Account Traditional IRA Retirement Account Spousal IRA Back-Door Roth IRA Saver’s Credit Employer Pensions Employee Funded…

August 2022 Due Dates

August 2022 Individual Due Dates August 10 - Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during July, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than…

Ways to Maximize Business Deductions

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Article Highlights  New Business Legal and professional fees Spousal Joint Ventures Self-employed Health Insurance Home Office Deducting the Cost of Business Equipment Advertising Expenses Website Costs Financing …

Tax and Personal Finance Tips for New Parents

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Expanding your family? Whether you’re in the planning stages or your bundle of joy has already arrived, raising a child is one of life’s greatest joys — and biggest expenses. And we’re not just talking about the costs of college. From…

What Do You Do If the IRS Wants to “Audit” Your Tax Return?

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The word “audit” tends to strike fear in the hearts of American taxpayers, but the truth is that not every audit is a result of a problem, or that the Internal Revenue Service suspects you of wrongdoing. There are several reasons why the…

Don’t Overlook Your Charitable Contributions

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Article Highlights: Charitable Itemized Deductions Bunching Deductions Qualified Charitable Distributions Donor-Advised Funds Volunteer Expenses Misconceptions Household Goods and Used Clothing Documenting Charitable…

Cutting the IRS Out of Your Gifts

Article Highlights: Gift Tax Rule Annual Exemption Lifetime Exemption Medical and Tuition Exemptions Gift Splitting Gifts of Property If you are financially well off, you may want to gift money or property to family members…

Sold or Thinking of Selling Your Home?

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 If you sold your home this year or are thinking about…