April

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  • Are income taxes taking a bite out of your trusts?

    April 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 453

    Abstract: Anyone whose estate plan includes one or more trusts should review them before filing an income tax return. And those who have already filed should look carefully at how their trusts were affected. This article explains that trusts can be subject to the highest tax rates and suggests three ways to soften the blow.

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  • Business vs. hobby: The tax rules have changed

    April 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 470

    Abstract: The tax implications of earning money from an activity will vary depending on whether it is considered a hobby or business by the IRS. And the rules recently changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article reviews the hobby vs. business distinction and explains what’s new.

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  • Running your personal finances like a business

    April 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 631

    Abstract: Most individuals don’t regard themselves as businesses, trying to turn a profit and beat the competition. But, occasionally, it may help to look at one’s financial situation this way to determine where to cut expenses and boost cash flow. This article provides some tips, including creating a personal net worth statement and practicing risk management.

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  • Tax calendar

    April 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 121

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2018.

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  • The new deal on employee meals (and entertainment)

    April 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 281

    Abstract: As a matter of convenience, many of today’s employers provide meals to employees. A recent tax law change, however, may curtail this practice because it limits the tax benefits. This brief article looks at the changing deductibility rules brought forth by the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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  • What is “reasonable compensation,” anyway?

    April 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: The issue of reasonable owners’ compensation often comes up in federal tax inquiries, shareholder disputes and divorce cases. Determining what’s reasonable, and therefore defensible in court, requires a financial expert. This article describes some of the ways that such experts do their work.

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  • No kidding: Child credit to get even more valuable

    April 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 484

    Abstract: The child credit has long been a valuable tax break. But, with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) late last year, it’s now even better — at least for a while. This article provides some details that every family should know.

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  • Getting to know your credit and debit cards a bit better

    April 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 624

    Abstract: Virtually everyone has a credit and debit card these days. But many people still live in fear of these plastic necessities because they’re unfamiliar with the fine print of the arrangements involved. This article explores the potential liability of both credit and debit cards, and suggests some sensible risk management steps to take.

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  • 5 growth strategies for today’s businesses

    April 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 287

    Abstract: It’s probably safe to say that nearly every business owner wants his or her company to grow. The question is: How? This brief article offers up five strategies to consider, including tapping into new markets and developing new sales and delivery channels.

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  • Tax calendar

    April 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 100

    Abstract: This calendar notes two important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2017.

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  • So you just filed your taxes — could an audit be next?

    April 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Many people feel a great sense of relief wash over them after their tax returns are completed and filed. Unfortunately, even professionally prepared and accurate returns may sometimes be subject to an IRS audit. This article describes why, and how to respond should an audit notice arrive in the mail.

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  • ABLE accounts can help support the disabled

    April 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 529

    Abstract: The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 created a tax-advantaged savings account for people who have a qualifying disability (or are blind) before age 26. Modeled after the well-known Section 529 college savings plan, ABLE accounts offer benefits but have limitations as well. This article looks at both.

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  • Reviewing your company’s buy-sell agreement

    April 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 608

    Abstract: Many savvy businesses establish buy-sell agreements in case a co-owner voluntarily or involuntarily leaves. But it’s not enough to draft such an agreement; the document must be periodically reviewed and perhaps updated. This article examines key aspects to re-evaluate — including triggering events, structure and funding sources.

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  • A product/services remix could get your sales moving

    April 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 275

    Abstract: Every business needs to regularly remix its line of products or services. This brief article suggests looking deeper into the causes of sales slowdowns to determine how to find just the right balance.

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  • Tax calendar

    April 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 101

    Abstract: This article notes a couple of important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2016.

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  • Could your debt relief turn into a tax defeat?

    April 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 543

    Abstract: Restructuring debt has become a common approach to personal financial management. But many people fail to realize that there’s often a tax impact to debt relief. This article provides an overview of cancellation-of-debt income.

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