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  • What’s your financial personality?

    February 2021
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    Word count: 244

    Abstract: Everyone’s personal financial plan doesn’t have to be complex, but it does generally need to cover two major facets: paying down debt and saving money. This brief article discusses the importance of identifying one’s financial personality and using that as a guide to creating a solid plan.

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  • Consider taxes before moving out of state

    February 2021
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    Word count: 397

    Abstract: Many people might think about moving to another state. However, it’s important to consider the tax ramifications before doing so. This article urges readers to identify all applicable taxes in a destination state and recommends being prepared to meet the legal requirements for establishing domicile.

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  • Claiming the home office deduction

    February 2021
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    Word count: 468

    Abstract: Many people have found themselves working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and wondering, “Can I claim the home office deduction for 2020?” The short answer is: Only if you’re self-employed. This article delves deeper into the other rules involved.

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  • Why the child tax credit is so valuable

    February 2021
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    Word count: 560

    Abstract: The federal child tax credit is available to help many taxpayers with children under the age of 17, and there’s a dependent credit for those who are eligible with older children. This article explores the details. A sidebar explains that a qualifying child must have an SSN for parents to claim the tax credit.

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  • Tax calendar

    January 2021
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    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the first quarter of 2021.

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  • Twice as nice: The temporary gift tax break

    January 2021
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    Word count: 217

    Abstract: Wealthier individuals should bear in mind that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act temporarily doubled the federal gift and estate tax exemption through 2025. This brief article provides specifics on the dollar amounts involved and explains why there’s no reason to fear a “clawback.”

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  • Are you at risk for investment fraud?

    January 2021
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    Word count: 380

    Abstract: Perpetrators of investment fraud know how to push the right psychological buttons to entice their “marks” to buy worthless or nonexistent securities. This article explains how to recognize and mitigate risk by asking the right questions, performing some research and consulting with trusted advisors.

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  • Business bartering is taxable

    January 2021
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    Word count: 384

    Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many cash-challenged businesses have bartered for goods and services instead of paying dollars for them. This article discusses the tax impact of bartering and explores membership in a barter exchange.

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  • 6 key tax Q&As for 2021

    January 2021
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    Word count: 523

    Abstract: Now’s a good time for taxpayers to familiarize themselves with pertinent tax-related amounts that may or may not be changing in 2021 because of inflation. This article poses six key questions about such amounts, including those related to retirement planning and the itemized deduction.

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  • Businesses should review sales tax laws

    December 2020
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    Word count: 231

    Abstract: Most states with a sales tax have enacted “economic nexus” laws that expand the reach of their sales tax collection activities beyond their borders. This article urges businesses to reassess their sales-tax compliance obligations, especially as online transactions soar because of the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Handle mutual funds carefully at year end

    December 2020
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    Word count: 416

    Abstract: As the end of 2020 draws near, investors should take the time to review any mutual fund holdings in their taxable accounts and take steps to avoid potential tax traps. This article offers helpful tips such as avoiding capital gains surprises and being careful about buying and selling.

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  • Intrafamily loans and a family bank

    December 2020
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    Word count: 463

    Abstract: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have family members who are struggling financially. For those with wealth to share, making an intrafamily loan or establishing a family bank could be a way to help. This article explains the importance of carefully structured intrafamily loans and why a family bank might be a logical step.

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  • What’s your taxpayer filing status?

    December 2020
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    Word count: 548

    Abstract: For many, December 31 means a New Year’s celebration. From a tax perspective, however, it should mean thinking about which filing status you will use for that year’s tax return. This article reviews the five statuses. A sidebar looks at whether a married person can file as a “head of household.”

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  • Do you know the “hidden” advantage of HSAs?

    November 2020
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    Word count: 238

    Abstract: A Health Savings Account (HSA) coupled with a high-deductible health plan can be a powerful tool for funding medical expenses on a tax-advantaged basis. But there’s also a “hidden” advantage of HSAs, or at least one that many people overlook: They can play a helpful role in estate planning.

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  • Catching up on catch-up contributions

    November 2020
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    Word count: 418

    Abstract: Those age 50 or older on December 31 of any given year can start making “catch-up” contributions to their employer-sponsored retirement plans by that date. This article helps readers catch up on catch-up contribution amounts for 401(k) plans.

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  • The tax impact of business property remediation

    November 2020
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    Word count: 423

    Abstract: Any business that needs to “remediate” or clean up environmental contamination will find that some of the cleanup costs are currently deductible, while others may have to be capitalized over multiple years. This article provides examples of which remediation costs can be claimed for a deduction right away.

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