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  • With glitch fixed, consider business property upgrades

    August 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 220

    Abstract: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act fixed a legislative glitch that prevented businesses from claiming 100% bonus depreciation for qualified improvement property. This brief article describes the situation and advises business owners to keep this tax break in mind.

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  • Taking distributions from your traditional IRA

    August 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 404

    Abstract: If you’re like many people, you’ve worked hard to accumulate a nest egg in your traditional IRA. Knowing the finer points of the distribution rules is critical — particularly as some of these rules have temporarily changed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This article covers the latest details.

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  • Is your portfolio ready for a REIT?

    August 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 482

    Abstract: The stock market’s roller coaster ride this year, spurred largely by the COVID-19 crisis, has many people craving stability. One way to potentially steady a portfolio is with real estate. This article looks at real estate investment trusts.

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  • Risks vs. benefits of life insurance loans

    August 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 565

    Abstract: Because of the economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 crisis, many people have found themselves in need of cash to pay unexpected medical bills, mortgage payments and other expenses. One option is to borrow against the cash value of a permanent life insurance policy. This article explores the risks and benefits of such a strategy, while a sidebar looks at a myth that represents a life insurance loan as a tool that “pays for itself.”

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  • Installment sales may attract property buyers

    July 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 316

    Abstract: Many businesses and individuals are unexpectedly looking for liquidity this year. One way to raise cash is to sell off real property, though finding ready buyers has gotten more difficult. This article discusses one potential solution: an installment sale.

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  • Tax calendar

    July 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 346

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

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  • Charitable giving in a time of crisis

    July 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 399

    Abstract: The sudden and severe impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has generated an intense need for charitable action. This article outlines tax incentives under the CARES Act for charitable giving and suggests some careful steps to take before donating.

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  • Don’t forget about the payroll tax credit

    July 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 493

    Abstract: If your company has been able to keep some or all of its workers on its payroll, remember that you may still be able to qualify for the payroll tax credit created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This article discusses the details of this potentially valuable tax break.

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  • Protecting yourself from opportunistic fraud

    July 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 621

    Abstract: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis this year has created ample opportunities for dishonest individuals and criminal organizations. This article suggests various protective actions to take to avoid becoming a victim.

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  • The marriage penalty still exists under the TCJA

    June 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 247

    Abstract: One byproduct of the Internal Revenue Code is that the tax liability of married couples who file jointly may be more than their combined tax liabilities would be as single filers. When it is more, many refer to the resulting tax hike as “the marriage penalty.” This brief article discusses the persistence of the marriage penalty under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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  • Should you digitize your tax and financial records?

    June 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 405

    Abstract: Traditionally, important tax and financial records have been stored as hardcopies in desk drawers, filing cabinets and safe deposit boxes. Nowadays, it’s become increasingly popular and easy to digitize documents and store them electronically. This article explores the advantages and risks of this approach.

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  • Keeping up with the net operating loss rules

    June 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 488

    Abstract: When a trade or business’s deductible expenses exceed its income, a net operating loss (NOL) generally occurs. The rules applying to NOLs have changed and changed again. This article reviews how they’ve been revised, including most recently under the CARES Act.

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  • Don’t forget about your 2019 tax return

    June 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 510

    Abstract: Earlier this year, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the IRS deferred the filing and payment deadlines for federal tax returns. This article recaps the relief and discusses what taxpayers should know about filing an extension and contributing to certain savings accounts. A sidebar warns that no relief has been issued for 2019 estimated tax penalties.

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  • A large unpaid tax bill could put your passport at risk

    May 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 229

    Abstract: Taxpayers with large, outstanding tax bills need to watch out. The U.S. State Department could deny a passport application, or revoke or limit a current passport, if the IRS certifies that an individual has a seriously delinquent tax debt. This brief article provides more information.

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  • Benefit with a twist: The Roth 401(k)

    May 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 413

    Abstract: While 401(k) plans and Roth IRAs are well known, job candidates and employees may not be all that familiar with the Roth 401(k). This article discusses what business owners should know about this potentially valuable employee retirement benefit.

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  • Heed the lessons of your tax return and check your withholding

    May 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 469

    Abstract: With April 15 in the rearview mirror, many people may want to forget all about income taxes. But now’s a good time for taxpayers to heed the lessons of the 2019 tax year and check their withholding. This article explains why and how.

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