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Maurice La Verdure

Tax code to make business losses less painful

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Use the tax code to make business losses less painful

Whether you’re operating a new company or an established business, losses can happen. The federal tax code may help soften the blow by allowing businesses to apply losses to offset taxable income in future years, subject to certain limitations.

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what to do with Sizable Inheritance

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You’ve received a sizable inheritance: Now what?

If you’ve received, or will soon receive a significant inheritance, it may be tempting to view it as “found money” that can be spent freely. But...

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Tax and retirement

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4 tax challenges you may encounter if you’re retiring soon

4 tax challenges you may encounter if you’re retiring soon Are you getting ready to retire? If so, you’ll soon experience changes in your lifestyle...

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The IRS clarifies what counts as qualified medical expenses

If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may wonder: What medical expenses can I include? The IRS recently issued some frequently asked...

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Digital assets, cryptocurrency

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Tax news for investors and users of cryptocurrency

If you’re a crypto investor or user, you may have noticed something new on your tax return this year. And you may soon notice a new form reporting...

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Trust consultation

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Breathe new life into a trust by decanting it

Building flexibility into your estate plan using various strategies is generally advised. The reason is that life circumstances change over time,...

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lawsuit or settlement tax free

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Awarded money in a lawsuit or settlement? It’s only tax-free in certain circumstances

You generally must pay federal tax on all income you receive but there are some exceptions when you can exclude it. For example, compensatory awards...

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worthless stock

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Claiming losses on depreciated or worthless stock

Have you bought stock in a company that later dropped in value? While you may prefer to forget such an ill-fated investment, at least you can claim a...

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tax penalty

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Retirement plan early withdrawals: Make sure you meet the requirements to avoid a penalty

Most retirement plan distributions are subject to income tax and may be subject to an additional penalty if you take an early withdrawal. What’s...

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taxes 2023

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Many tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2023

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are indexed annually, and due to high inflation, many have increased more than usual for 2023....

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Secure 2.0

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SECURE 2.0 Law May Make You More Secure In Retirement

A new law was recently signed to help Americans save more for retirement, although many of the provisions don’t kick in for a few years. The Setting...

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Wash Sale

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Selling stock by year-end? Watch out for the wash sale rule.

If you’re thinking about selling stock shares at a loss to offset gains that you’ve realized during 2022, it’s important to watch out for the “wash...

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C Corp

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Choosing a business entity? Here are the pros and cons of a C corporation.

If you’re launching a new business venture, you’re probably wondering which form of business is most suitable. Here is a summary of the major...

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