March

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  • The changing face of personal exemptions and the standard deduction

    March 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 216

    Abstract: Changes lie ahead for two fundamental elements of individual tax planning: personal exemptions and the standard deduction. This brief article clarifies key amounts for both the 2017 tax year and for 2018 through 2025.

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  • Business owners: Brush up on bonus depreciation

    March 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: Business owners who go shopping for company assets this year should brush up on the enhanced bonus depreciation tax breaks created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed late last year. This article explains how the rules differ under previous tax law and the new one.

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  • Heed the warning signs of W-2 phishing scams

    March 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 475

    Abstract: A growing number of businesses have been victimized by W-2 phishing scams by which criminals trick business owners or employees into divulging sensitive personal data. This article explores how the crime works and what employers can do to stop it.

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  • Dynasty trusts are more valuable than ever

    March 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 568

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law this past December, has brought great changes to estate planning. In doing so, it bolstered the potential value of dynasty trusts. This article explains why these trusts are well worth considering for tax purposes, while a sidebar looks at valid nontax reasons for establishing one.

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  • You’ve hit the jackpot! Now what?

    March 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 264

    Abstract: When it comes to financial planning, most of us spend our time guarding against things that could go wrong. But what if something really good happens? This brief article touches on some of the important concepts of managing a financial windfall.

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  • Identifying qualifying children for tax purposes

    March 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 484

    Abstract: Every qualifying child claimed on a tax return needn’t be a biological child. IRS rules say that a variety of individuals may qualify, under the right circumstances. This article explains why this is important and discusses some of the criteria for identifying qualifying child dependents.

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  • 4 tips for donating artwork to charity

    March 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 394

    Abstract: Individuals may want to donate artwork so it can be enjoyed by a wider audience or available for scholarly study or simply to make room for new artwork in their home. This article offers four tips for donating artwork with an eye toward tax savings, including getting an appraisal and considering a fractional donation.

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  • Got nexus? Find out before operating in multiple states

    March 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 558

    Abstract: The term “nexus” refers to a business presence in a given state that’s substantial enough to trigger the state’s tax rules and obligations. This article explores common criteria for nexus and suggests strategic moves to consider. A sidebar looks at a newer approach called “market-based sourcing” that many states are using to tax out-of-state service companies.

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  • Run a business “on the side”? Make sure it’s no hobby

    March 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 265

    Abstract: A business that’s run “on the side” might not be a business at all in the eyes of the IRS. To ensure some pursuits are really businesses — and not mere hobbies intended primarily to offset other income — the IRS enforces what are commonly referred to as the “hobby loss” rules. This brief article looks at the details.

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  • Why you might want to not claim your child as a dependent

    March 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: Understandably, many parents get in the habit of claiming their children as dependents on their federal tax returns. But there is a valid reason to break the habit. This article explores the concept of not claiming a child as a dependent so he or she can qualify for a valuable tax credit related to higher education.

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  • 5 things to know about substantiating donations

    March 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 478

    Abstract: There are virtually countless charitable organizations to which one might donate. But, no matter the donation, the individual making the contribution will need documentation. This article provides five important points about substantiating donations.

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  • Walk the PATH to tax savings for 2015

    March 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 572

    Abstract: Many taxpayers expect to encounter a few roadblocks while traversing their preferred tax-saving avenues. Fortunately, tax extenders legislation signed into law this past December may make filing a little easier this year. This article walks through just a few highlights of the PATH Act — including pertinent provisions for both individuals and businesses. A sidebar notes that the provision allowing older taxpayers to make direct contributions from their IRA to qualified charities is now permanent.

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  • Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA)

    March 2015
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 605

    Abstract: The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA) was signed into law on December 19, 2014. It retroactively extends most of the federal income tax breaks that would have affected many individuals and businesses through 2014. This article discusses some of the extended provisions impacting individual taxpayers, such as the qualified tuition deduction, the mortgage insurance premium deduction, and more.

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  • Tax breaks for businesses extended through 2014

    March 2015
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 618

    Abstract: This article describes a variety of business tax breaks that were extended through 2014. They include extended cost recovery provisions, along with certain business credits, a deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings, and more.

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  • National Taxpayer Advocate delivers annual report to Congress

    March 2015
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 174

    Abstract: This article discusses National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson’s concern that taxpayers this year are likely to receive the worst levels of taxpayer service since at least 2001. She offers several corrective measures.

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  • 4 good reasons to direct deposit your refund

    March 2015
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 180

    Abstract: Using direct deposit for a tax refund offers convenience and security, among other advantages. This article explains why.

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