• The Tax Impact as Your Children Grow Up – Prepare now for potential income tax hits

    The Tax Impact as Your Children Grow Up – Prepare now for potential income tax hits

    The Tax Impact as Your Children Grow Up – Prepare now for potential income tax hits As your children age, you can easily be surprised by a larger tax bill. To help ease the possible burden, here are some possible tax hits to prepare for as your children age A higher tax bill in your future At age 13: loss of your Dependent Care Credit. If your children are in daycare and you offset some of this cost with the Dependent Care Credit you will lose this benefit when they reach age 13. The impact: a credit against up to $6,000

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  • The 1099 Economy – Get your tax moves down now!

    The 1099 Economy – Get your tax moves down now!

    The 1099 Economy – Get your tax moves down now! If you have a number of part-time jobs through the use of internet tools like Uber you will need to make sure you understand your tax obligations. Waiting until the year is over will be too late. With the move towards the Gig economy many more taxpayers are working for others on a part-time basis. So whether you are picking up a few dollars driving for Uber or are delivering meals for a local restaurant here is what you need to know. Employee or contractor? Determine if your employer is

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  • Take an IRA Deduction Now. Pay Later.

    Take an IRA Deduction Now. Pay Later.

    Want to reduce your taxable income using a tax deferred contribution to an IRA but don’t have the funds to do so? If you expect a tax refund, here is a technique that may help. Here is a tax planning tip for those who file their tax returns early and wish to contribute to a tax deductible IRA, but do not have the funds to do so. Say you want to pay into an IRA to get a tax break but you don’t have the money? Take heart, there are ways to get around this. The IRS allows you to

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  • Lower Your Taxes THIS YEAR! – Here are 6 ideas that most people can use

    Lower Your Taxes THIS YEAR! – Here are 6 ideas that most people can use

    As Congress debates tax law changes, and we watch the give and take like its a bad soap opera the clock keeps ticking towards the end of the tax year. So what can you do? Here are some time tested tax reduction ideas. While 2012 winds down, there is still time to reduce your tax burden. Here are six ideas that can save money for most of us. Pre-tax Savings. Take advantage of opportunities to set aside income on a pre-tax basis. This includes participation in company sponsored retirement savings programs, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), and “Flex Benefits” accounts that

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