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  • Tax Tips – Using qualified small business stock to attract investors

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: These brief tips explain how qualified small business stock can help attract investors; detail proposed IRS regs related to the $10,000 limit on itemized deductions of state and local taxes (SALT); explore how making a “net gift” may reduce gift tax; and explain why hiring your children for your business can save taxes.

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  • A second marriage requires an estate plan review

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 525

    Abstract: Many people view a second marriage as a fresh start and a new chance at happiness. However, before taking another walk down the aisle, it’s critical to take the time to review and, if necessary, revise one’s estate plan. This article provides answers to three key questions one should consider when getting remarried.

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  • Tips for avoiding IRS penalties

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Business owners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may be concerned about the ability to pay taxes on time or to pay a delinquent tax debt. Fortunately, it may be possible to obtain relief from harsh IRS penalties and other consequences of the tax collection process, provided action is taken soon. This article offers tips on how to avoid IRS penalties.

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  • Businesses provided a lifeline – CAA enhances PPP loans and extends Employee Retention Credit

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 923

    Abstract: The Consolidated Appropriations Act provides much needed stimulus and tax relief for businesses hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines two of the provisions that business owners likely will be most interested in: the $284 billion in funding for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), for both first-time and so called “second-draw” borrowers, and the extension of the Employee Retention Credit.

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  • Tax Tips – What if you can’t pay your taxes on time?

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: These brief tips explain a taxpayer’s options if he or she is unable to pay their taxes on time; explore the benefits of making annual exclusion gifts; and detail new IRS guidance regarding business meals and entertainment.

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  • Easing the pain of the NIIT on your estate plan

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 600

    Abstract: The 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT) can negatively affect one’s estate plan. This is especially true if assets include an investment portfolio, because the NIIT can increase the tax on capital gains, taxable interest and other investment income, thus reducing the amount of wealth available to loved ones. This article explains ways to ease the tax bite of the NIIT on an estate plan.

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  • Are you liable for “nanny taxes”?

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 620

    Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, day care centers have closed and many schools have switched to a remote learning model. As a result, working parents have had to scramble to make alternative child care arrangements, which may include hiring nannies or babysitters. This article explains the tax obligations of employing household workers.

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  • Section 139 – How to provide your employees with tax-free COVID-19 relief

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 839

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in unemployment. And while people who have been furloughed or lost their jobs are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, those who remain employed have also experienced financial hardships. This article explains how Section 139 provides incentives for employers who wish to provide their employees with assistance. A sidebar details what qualifies as a “disaster.”

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  • Tax Tips – Congress does a 180 on the kiddie tax

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 452

    Abstract: These brief tips detail the changes the SECURE Act made to the kiddie tax; explore the double taxation pitfall that can occur when working remotely across state lines; and explain how to report sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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  • Perfect timing – Why now is as good a time as any to create a dynasty trust

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 676

    Abstract: A dynasty trust can preserve substantial amounts of wealth — and shelter it from federal gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes — for generations to come. Leveraging the GST tax exemption is a key to the success of a dynasty trust. The good news is that this trust type is now more appealing than ever thanks to the current record-high GST tax exemption. However, that amount is due to drop to $5 million, subject to an adjustment for inflation, at the end of 2025, so that’s an important fact to keep in mind. This article explores the ins and outs of a dynasty trust.

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  • Does working from home entitle you to a tax break?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 603

    Abstract: This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people worked at home than ever before. As 2020 draws to a close, many employees may be wondering whether any of the expenses they incurred to work at home qualify for tax breaks. The short answer is “no,” remote employees can’t deduct the cost of working at home. This article explains why it may be possible to achieve a similar result if an employer pays or reimburses employees for these expenses.

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  • Landlords and COVID-19: What are the tax implications?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 872

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on landlords. Many tenants have struggled to meet their financial obligations, often resulting in late or unpaid rent or negotiated lease modifications. This article explains the tax implications of landlords’ leasing activities. A sidebar details the effects of lease modifications on Internal Revenue Code Section 467.

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  • Tax Tips

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 411

    Abstract: These brief tips explain the CARES Act provision that provides refund opportunities for excess business losses; details IRS guidance that provides more time to invest in Qualified Opportunity Funds; and explores the benefits of being able to sign off on retirement plan elections remotely.

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  • The spousal lifetime access trust – Uncertain economic times call for flexibility

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 656

    Abstract: One of the many lessons resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn is that it’s imperative to build flexibility into your estate plan. Indeed, many people had been taking advantage of the current, record-high gift and estate tax exemption by gifting assets tax-free to family members. But then circumstances drastically changed earlier this year, and many are now much more reluctant to give away substantial amounts of wealth, for fear that they may need access to it down the road. This article explains why a spousal lifetime access trust may work to one’s advantage.

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  • Year-end tax planning for investors

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 709

    Abstract: For investors, 2020 has been marked by volatility and uncertainty. As year end approaches, it’s a good idea for investors to review their portfolios and consider strategies for reducing their tax bills, improving cash flow and positioning themselves for future growth. This article examines a few tax planning moves worth exploring.

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  • Is your cafeteria plan in compliance? Common mistakes can be a recipe for disaster

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 828

    Abstract: Cafeteria plans can be an attractive and cost-effective tool for offering benefits to employees, providing substantial tax savings for employer and employees alike. But all too often, businesses fail to fully appreciate the requirements that must be met to achieve these savings. One misstep could turn years of pretax salary reductions into taxable compensation, with potentially disastrous results. This article details how cafeteria plans work and lists pitfalls to avoid. A sidebar explains IRS guidance that eases cafeteria plan rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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