2022

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  • Tax Calendar

    October 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 245

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the third quarter of 2022.

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  • Talking about the “sandwich generation”

    October 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 285

    Abstract: The “sandwich generation” includes people who are caught between caring for their aging parents and still raising or helping their children. This brief article encourages those in the middle part of the sandwich to initiate family discussions with the other two parts to discuss tax and financial planning issues.

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  • Beware of “wash sales” when selling securities

    October 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 355

    Abstract: Under the “wash sale” tax rule, if a taxpayer sells stock or securities for a loss and buys back substantially identical stock or securities within the 30-day period before or after the sale date, that loss can’t be claimed for tax purposes. This article provides some key details for taxpayers about this often-surprising rule.

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  • Check kiting is no small matter

    October 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 383

    Abstract: Despite the business community’s rapid adoption of digital payment methods, some companies continue to rely on paper checks. But there’s a long-standing problem with checks: They make businesses vulnerable to several damaging types of fraud, including check kiting. This article describes how a check kiting scheme works.

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  • Renting out your vacation home? Know the tax implications

    October 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 548

    Abstract: What are the tax implications when a taxpayer who owns a vacation home rents it out? The answer depends on various factors, such as the amount of time rented out and the number of days used by the owner. The calculation of taxable income can be complex. This article explains.

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  • Large unpaid tax bills could endanger your passport

    September 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 241

    Abstract: When taxpayers have seriously delinquent tax debt (SDTD), they may face more than financial consequences. That is, the IRS may revoke or limit their passports. How is SDTD defined? In 2022, an unpaid tax bill becomes an SDTD when the assessed federal tax liability exceeds $55,000, adjusted for inflation.

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  • Business owners, divorce and the potential for fraud

    September 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 406

    Abstract: Dividing a marital estate is rarely easy. But it’s made much harder if a divorcing spouse owns a private business and attempts to deflate profits or hide assets. Divorcing spouses — or their attorneys — who suspect this type of deception should engage a forensic accountant to investigate.

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  • Large cash business transactions must be reported to the IRS

    September 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 483

    Abstract: When businesses receive large amounts of cash or cash equivalents, they may be required to report these transactions to the IRS. Specifically, a payment of more than $10,000 cash in one or more related transactions must be reported on a specific form. Although not all large cash payments are problematic, the goal is to help thwart illegal activities by making the source of the cash traceable.

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  • Offset nursing home costs with possible tax breaks

    September 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 548

    Abstract: Long-term care — including nursing home care — is expensive. Generally, tax issues aren’t top of mind when someone enters a nursing home. But for those who pay the bills, there may be tax breaks that help offset the cost, such as the ability to deduct expenses that exceed a certain level. This article and a sidebar provide details.

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  • A family budget for your needs — today and tomorrow

    August 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 245

    Abstract: A good family budget should be simple yet comprehensive. As this brief article explains, this objective can be accomplished by addressing both the near term (such as day-to-day items) and the long term (such as college education and retirement).

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  • Too much inventory at your business? Trim the fat!

    August 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 382

    Abstract: Inventory is expensive, so it needs to be as lean as possible without compromising revenue and customer service. This article provides some suggestions to help businesses trim the fat from inventory and some useful inventory ratios for benchmarking and evaluating product mix.

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  • Should you digitize your tax and financial records?

    August 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 483

    Abstract: Traditionally, important tax and financial records have been stored as hard copies in desk drawers, filing cabinets and safe deposit boxes. These days, it has 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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  • When is employer-provided life insurance taxable?

    August 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: Employer-provided life insurance can be a great benefit, with the cost of part of it excluded from an employee’s taxable income. Participating employees need to be aware that this exclusion only applies to the first $50,000 in coverage, and the employer-paid cost of the excess will be reported on the employee’s Form W-2. This is true even if the life insurance is never received. A sidebar reveals how the value of that taxable income is determined.

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  • Tax Calendar

    July 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 185

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the third quarter of 2022.

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  • Medicare premiums may lower your taxes

    July 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 302

    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 a married couple with both spouses paying them. One aspect of paying premiums might be a positive, however: For those who are eligible, those premiums may help lower their tax bills.

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  • A tax break for educators gets an update

    July 2022
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: When teachers are setting up their classrooms for the new school year, it’s not uncommon for them to pay for a portion of their classroom supplies out-of-pocket. A special tax provision allows them to recoup some of the cost at tax time. In light of changes brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this special tax break for educators became even more important. And for 2022, an update has made the tax break even better. This article explains.

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