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Featured Articles July 2018

Posted on Jul 10th 2018

Under tax reform, taxpayers who itemize should be aware that deductions they may have previously counted on to reduce their taxable income have disappeared in 2018. 1. Moving Expenses Prior to tax reform (i.e., for tax years starting before January 1, 2018), taxpayers could deduct expenses related to moving for a job as long as the move met certain IRS criteria. However, for tax years 2018 through 2025, moving expenses are no longer deductible--unless you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty who moves because of a military order.
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Featured Articles June 2018

Posted on Jul 10th 2018

Many parents are looking for ways to save for their child's education and a 529 Plan is an excellent way to do so. Even better, is that thanks to the passage of tax reform legislation in 2017, 529 plans are now available to parents wishing to save for their child's K-12 education as well as college or vocational school.
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Featured Articles May 2018

Posted on May 24th 2018

With the price of Bitcoin hitting record highs in 2017, many Bitcoin holders cashed out not realizing the impact it could have on their tax bill. Many people, for example, did not understand that it was a reportable transaction and found themselves with a hefty tax bill--money they may have been hard-pressed to come up with at tax time. Others may have been unaware that they needed to report their transactions at all or failed to do so because it seemed too complicated.
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Featured Articles April 2018

Posted on May 14th 2018

Five Tax Provisions Retroactively Extended for 2017 - 1. Mortgage Insurance Premiums. 2. Exclusion of Discharge of Principal Residence Indebtedness. 3. Energy Saving Home Improvements. 4. Qualified Tuition and Expenses. 5. Deductible Expenses for Live Theatrical Productions
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Featured Articles March 2018

Posted on Mar 12th 2018

The health care law contains tax provisions that affect employers. The size and structure of a workforce--small or large--helps determine which parts of the law apply to which employers. Calculating the number of employees is especially important for employers that have close to 50 employees or whose workforce fluctuates during the year.
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