Tax Planning

Finding the Right Tax-Advantaged Account to Fund Your Health Care Expenses

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With health care costs continuing to climb, tax-friendly ways to pay for these expenses are more attractive than ever. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) all provide opportunities for tax-advantaged funding of health care expenses. But what’s the difference between... Learn More

Throw a Company Picnic for Employees This Summer and Enjoy Larger Deductions

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Many businesses host a picnic for employees in the summer. It’s a fun activity for your staff and you may be able to take a larger deduction for the cost than you would on other meal and entertainment expenses. Deduction limits Generally, businesses are limited to deducting 50% of allowable meal and entertainment expenses. B... Learn How

Stock Market Volatility Can Cut Tax on a Roth IRA Conversion

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This year’s stock market volatility can be unnerving, but if you have a traditional IRA, this volatility may provide a valuable opportunity: It can allow you to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA at a lower tax cost. Traditional IRAs Contributions to a traditional IRA may be deductible, depending on your modified ad... Learn More

Combine Business Travel and a Family Vacation Without Losing Tax Benefits

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Are you thinking about turning a business trip into a family vacation this summer? This can be a great way to fund a portion of your vacation costs. But if you’re not careful, you could lose the tax benefits of business travel. Reasonable and necessary Generally, if the primary purpose of your trip is business, expenses dire...

How Summer Day Camp Can Save You Taxes

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Although the kids might still be in school for a few more weeks, summer day camp is rapidly approaching for many families. If yours is among them, did you know that sending your child to day camp might make you eligible for a tax credit? The power of tax credits Day camp (but not overnight camp) is a qualified expense under ... Learn How

Putting Your Home on the Market? Understand the Tax Consequences of a Sale

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As the school year draws to a close and the days lengthen, you may be one of the many homeowners who are getting ready to put their home on the market. After all, in many locales, summer is the best time of year to sell a home. But it’s important to think not only about the potential profit (or loss) from a sale, but also about the tax... Read More

QSB Stock Offers 2 Valuable Tax Benefits

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By investing in qualified small business (QSB) stock, you can diversify your portfolio and enjoy two valuable tax benefits: 1. Tax-free gain rollovers. If within 60 days of selling QSB stock you buy other QSB stock with the proceeds, you can defer the tax on your gain until you dispose of the new stock. The rolled-over gain reduces... Learn More

Unexpected Retirement Plan Disqualification Can Trigger Serious Tax Problems

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It’s not unusual for the IRS to conduct audits of qualified employee benefit plans, including 401(k)s. Plan sponsors are expected to stay in compliance with numerous, frequently changing federal laws and regulations. For example, have you identified all employees eligible for your 401(k) plan and given them the opportunity to make defe... Read More

Entrepreneurs: What Can You Deduct and When?

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Starting a new business is an exciting time. But before you even open the doors, you generally have to spend a lot of money. You may have to train workers and pay for rent, utilities, marketing and more. Entrepreneurs are often unaware that many expenses incurred by start-ups can’t be deducted right away. How expenses are handled ... Learn More

Why it's Time to Start Tax Planning for 2016

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Now that the April 18 income tax filing deadline has passed, it may be tempting to set aside any thought of taxes until year end is approaching. But don’t succumb. For maximum tax savings, now is the time to start tax planning for 2016. More opportunities A tremendous number of variables affect your overall tax liability for... Learn Why