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Be Aware of Tax Consequences Before You Sell Your Home

In many parts of the country, summer is peak season for selling a home. If you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, you’re probably thinking about things like how quickly it will sell and how much you’ll get for it. But don’t neglect to consider the tax consequences. Home sale gain exclusion […]

Real Numbers Under the New Tax Law

A lot of our clients have asked us, “How will the new tax law impact me?”  Not only is it an important question, it takes real numbers to understand the impact of a law change like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  As we have gone through our busy tax season, we have compiled an […]

How to Properly Deduct Charitable Contributions

Whether you’re claiming charitable deductions on your 2017 return or planning your donations for 2018, be sure you know how much you’re allowed to deduct. Your deduction depends on more than just the actual amount you donate. Type of gift One of the biggest factors affecting your deduction is what you give: Cash. You may […]

Tax Deduction for Moving Costs : 2017 vs. 2018

If you moved for work-related reasons in 2017, you might be able to deduct some of the costs on your 2017 return — even if you don’t itemize deductions. (Or, if your employer reimbursed you for moving expenses, that reimbursement might be excludable from your income.) The bad news is that, if you move in […]

Tax Breaks for College Tuition Paid

Whether you had a child in college (or graduate school) last year or were a student yourself, you may be eligible for some valuable tax breaks on your 2017 return. One such break that had expired December 31, 2016, was just extended under the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: the tuition and fees […]

Two Small Business Tax Credits for 2017 & 2018

Tax credits reduce tax liability dollar-for-dollar, potentially making them more valuable than deductions, which reduce only the amount of income subject to tax. Maximizing available credits is especially important now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has reduced or eliminated some tax breaks for businesses. Two still-available tax credits are especially for small businesses […]

Can You Deduct Your Home Office?

Working from home has become commonplace. But just because you have a home office space doesn’t mean you can deduct expenses associated with it. And for 2018, even fewer taxpayers will be eligible for a home office deduction. Changes under the TCJA For employees, home office expenses are a miscellaneous itemized deduction. For 2017, this […]

TCJA Temporarily Expands Bonus Depreciation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enhances some tax breaks for businesses while reducing or eliminating others. One break it enhances — temporarily — is bonus depreciation. While most TCJA provisions go into effect for the 2018 tax year, you might be able to benefit from the bonus depreciation enhancements when you file your […]

How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affect you?

A little after 1:00 AM today, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  We know that everyone is wondering how this new bill will affect them, their family and their business.  We have dug into a lot of sources and found out that Politifact.com (a Pulitzer Prize winning […]

Gifting Appreciated Stock to Family for Capital Gains Savings

We’re entering the giving season, and if making financial gifts to your loved ones is part of your plans — or if you’d simply like to reduce your capital gains tax — consider giving appreciated stock instead of cash this year. Doing so might allow you to eliminate all federal tax liability on the appreciation, […]