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Tax Reform and Your Taxes

Well, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has passed, mainly starting in 2018, and if you are confused by how this new law will impact you, you’re not alone. As has become the norm for Congress, it played brinksmanship and waited to almost…
Tax Due Dates
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January 2018 Individual Due Dates

January 2 - Time to Call For Your Tax Appointment - January is the beginning of tax season. If you have not made an appointment to have your taxes prepared, we encourage you to do so before the calendar becomes too crowded. January 10…
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Senate Passes Tax Bill; What’s Next?

The Senate GOP finally brought their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act out of committee and before the full Senate, and it passed by a narrow margin of 51-49 down party lines. The only dissenting Republican Senator was Bob Corker of Tennessee,…
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Gambling - Income Tax Conundrum

Gambling is a recreational activity for many taxpayers, and as one might expect, the government gets a cut if you win. In fact, there are far more issues related to gambling than you might imagine, and they may be impacting your taxes more than…
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House Releases Tax Cuts & Jobs Act - See How It Might Affect Your Business

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the proposed Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and generally covers the provisions applying to small businesses and self-employed taxpayers. Part 1 covered the individual taxpayer provisions The House Ways and Means…
Tax Free Gifting
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Early Year-End Tax Planning To Take Advantage Of Possible Tax Reform

So, why do we think early tax planning is appropriate this year? Actually, with the prospect of major tax reform on the horizon, some strategies can be employed before the end of the year that can substantially reduce your 2017 tax bill. The…
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Employee vs. Independent Contractor - Tips for Business Owners

If you are a small business owner, whether you hire people as independent contractors or employees will impact the amount of taxes you withhold from their paychecks as well as how much and what types of taxes you pay. Furthermore, it will affect…
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Following Congress on its Path to Tax Reform

As Congress begins debating tax reform, you might be interested in an overview of the GOP’s proposed changes so you’ll have an understanding of what the proposals actually entail as you follow the debate and won’t have to rely on politically…
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Not All Interest Is Deductible For Taxes

A frequent question that arises when borrowing money is whether or not the interest will be tax deductible. That can be a complicated question, and unfortunately, not all interest an individual pays is deductible. The rules for deducting interest…