The Dreaded Tax Notice – What To Do Next

The relief of filing your tax return can be short lived if a tax notice is received. Technology and additional filing requirements have increased the amount of data the IRS and your home state has to compare to your tax filing. Although your tax filing may not be wrong, it may not match up to… Read more »

Tax Tips for Your Child’s Summer Job

One of the rights of passage for many high school and college students is a summer job. Not only does it put a little extra cash in their pockets and teach them work ethic, it provides them with their first opportunity to make some tax decisions. This article will provide a little guidance and some… Read more »

College financing may be an integral part of your estate plan

The staggering cost of college makes it critical for families to plan carefully for this major expense, and in many cases grandparents want to play a role. As you examine the many financing options for your grandchildren, be sure to consider their impact on your estate plan.  Make direct paymentsA simple, but effective, technique is… Read more »

Do As I Say, Not as I “Did”

Summer is upon us, and so comes the time for picnics, reunions, and oh yes, vacations! As I was getting ready for a short trip this weekend (without my family), I was busy making lists of what I needed to pack and the tasks my family would need to take care of at the house… Read more »

Being A Strong Leader | Great Leadership Is An Invaluable Tool

How often do you challenge your personal leadership skills? Why is this important to your organization? Surveys have shown that great leadership is an invaluable tool in retaining top talent. What is Leadership? Leadership involves motivating a group of people to pursue a common goal, or to accomplish a shared task. We frequently think about… Read more »

Fiduciary Tax under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is widely regarded as one of the most significant tax bills passed in the last 30 years,  affecting nearly every type of taxpayer when it was passed in late 2017.  While the majority of the changes under the new law were aimed at individuals and businesses, the new law… Read more »

Tax Planning After Year-End

In general, most tax planning strategies focus on actions a taxpayer can take before year-end to lower their overall tax bill for that year.  Unfortunately, if you are reading this article, the year-end deadline has already passed for 2018.  Fortunately, however, there are still a few tax planning strategies that you can employ now in… Read more »

THE ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION-WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

When clients discuss their tax and financial matters with their CPAs and other advisors, they’ll often hear the term “estate tax exemption”.  Many are not familiar with the term, even though they may have heard it frequently.  While we all deal annually with income tax, not everyone has to deal with the estate tax.  What… Read more »