General & Family Business

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  • Double-edged sword – Don’t become a victim of credit card fraud

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: Taking a few simple steps can help cut the risk that credit cards will be used without permission and lessen the likelihood of liability for any charges unauthorized users make. This article discusses situations in which individuals might be held liable for fraudulent use of their cards and lists five ways they can lower their risk. It also points out that it’s important not to be lulled into a false sense of security by the ease and convenience of credit and debit cards, because there’s always risk of theft and fraud.

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  • CARES Act provides relief from TCJA loss limitation rules

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 677

    Abstract: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act undid, at least temporarily, several provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that were unfavorable to taxpayers. These include changes to the rules for claiming certain business losses. This article explains that the act includes beneficial changes to the rules for deducting net operating losses (NOLs), such as easing the taxable income limitation on deducting NOLs. It also notes that the act temporarily removes the excess business loss disallowance rule for losses arising in tax years from 2018 through 2020.

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  • A buy-sell agreement can help reduce risk for your business

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 731

    Abstract: In these uncertain economic times, business owners may want to consider implementing any available strategies that will help reduce risk going forward. One such strategy is a buy-sell agreement, which can protect businesses and maintain stability in the event that ownership interests need to be transferred. This article explains how having a buy-sell agreement in place can stabilize a business during any potential transitions of ownership.

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  • Take advantage of CARES Act changes to retirement accounts

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 835

    Abstract: In this time of financial uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals may be more concerned than ever about protecting their retirement accounts — or they might need to tap these funds now even though they haven’t yet reached retirement. This article explains several provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that may provide some assistance. It also suggests that it’s important for individuals to get professional advice to help determine the best course of action for their particular situations, and factor in the tax consequences. A sidebar discusses tax-advantaged distributions under the CARES Act.

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  • How the SECURE Act could affect retirement planning

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 668

    Abstract: In late 2019, landmark legislation was signed into law that will impact retirement planning for millions of Americans. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act will make it easier to save money for a financially secure retirement. This article discusses the Act’s beneficial provisions as well as one provision that isn’t helpful: the elimination of “stretch” IRAs.

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  • Business strategies – Stay steady in a troubled economy

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 528

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has done severe economic damage to many U.S. businesses, and it will likely take considerable time to recover. Here are some tried-and-true suggestions to help keep a business on track and come out strong on the other side.

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  • CARES Act increases charitable donation deduction opportunities

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 865

    Abstract: One way the CARES Act is trying to help during the COVID-19 crisis is by increasing available tax deductions this year for individuals and businesses contributing to charity. This article explains the basics of donation deductions and describes how the Act makes four significant liberalizations to the charitable deduction rules. A sidebar highlights retirement plan distributions that may be affected by the legislation.

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  • Businesses can now enjoy faster depreciation of real estate qualified improvement property

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: A technical correction in the CARES Act, signed into law in late March, retroactively allows real property owners to depreciate qualified improvement property faster than before. The change could lower some tax bills for 2018 and beyond. This article describes the drafting error and explains the impact of the correction, including the possible benefit of filing amended tax returns and receiving a refund.

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  • Changes to Form W-4: What employers need to know

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: The 2020 version of Form W-4 (the Employee Withholding Certificate) is designed both to be more accurate and reflect changes from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). For instance, the new form eliminated the line where employees enter the number of allowances because it was tied to personal exemptions, which the TCJA suspended. This article explains what employers should know about these changes to help smooth the way for their employees.

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  • CARES Act relief provisions benefitting individuals

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 647

    Abstract: Many Americans are familiar with the “Economic Impact Payments” for individuals provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. But they may be less familiar with other provisions of the CARES Act intended to provide much-needed financial relief. This article highlights several provisions of the act that are potentially useful to individuals.

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  • Saving for retirement gets a boost from the SECURE Act

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 888

    Abstract: The 2019 SECURE — short for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement — Act makes it easier for many people to save for retirement. This article provides an overview of some of the provisions that could affect individuals’ retirement planning in beneficial ways, such as pushing back the age at which individuals must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from their retirement plans and mandating employers to allow part-time employees to enroll in their 401(k) plans, with certain restrictions. A sidebar explains provisions of the act that focus on educational savings accounts and student loans.

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  • What can the CARES Act’s tax provisions do for your business?

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 700

    Abstract: Tax breaks, including many provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, are one set of tools that can help businesses rebuild their financial health after the economic downturn resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This article looks at several provisions designed to aid businesses, including a new refundable credit against payroll tax and increased business interest deductions.

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  • Protect your estate with these two essential documents

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 280

    Abstract: Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to one’s assets after death. It’s also about protecting oneself and one’s family during life. This article discusses two estate planning documents that are essential for everyone: a living will and a health care power of attorney.

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  • Tax calendar

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 184

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2020.

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  • Seniors: Medicare premiums could lower your tax bill

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: Americans who are 65 and older qualify for basic Medicare insurance, but they may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage they desire. The premiums can be expensive, especially for married couples who must pay separately for each spouse. As this article explains, however, the premiums might help lower your tax bill.

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  • Reviewing business meal expenses under today’s tax rules

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 487

    Abstract: Many businesses spend time and money “wining and dining” current or potential customers, vendors and employees. What can they deduct on their tax returns for these expenses? The answer has changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article reviews the rules.

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