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To help you understand the implications of the recent Corporate Transparency Act

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Investment Advisory & Wealth Mangement

restricted stock awards and taxes

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What you need to know about restricted stock awards and taxes

Restricted stock awards are a popular way for companies to offer equity-oriented executive compensation. Some businesses offer them instead of stock...

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Business automobiles

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Business automobiles: How the tax depreciation rules work

Do you use an automobile in your trade or business? If so, you may question how depreciation tax deductions are determined. The rules are...

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Investment swings: What’s the tax impact?

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Investment swings: What’s the tax impact?

If your investments have fluctuated wildly this year, you may have already recognized some significant gains and losses. But nothing is decided...

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develop sell land tax smart

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A tax-smart way to develop and sell appreciated land

Let’s say you own highly appreciated land that’s now ripe for development. If you subdivide it, develop the resulting parcels and sell them off for a...

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advertising expenses

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Protect the “ordinary and necessary” advertising expenses of your business

Under tax law, businesses can generally deduct advertising and marketing expenses that help keep existing customers and bring in new ones. This...

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defined value

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Defined-value gifts: Plan carefully to avoid unpleasant tax surprises

For 2022, the federal gift and estate tax exemption has reached its highest level ever. In fact, you can transfer up to $12.06 million by gift or...

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Owning real estate in more than one state may multiply probate costs

One goal of estate planning is to avoid or minimize probate. This is particularly important if you own real estate in more than one state. Why?...

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Avoiding undue influence claims

A primary purpose of estate planning is to ensure that your wealth is distributed according to your wishes after you die. But if a family member...

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With proper planning, a charitable remainder trust can replicate a “stretch” IRA

The “stretch” IRA generally no longer exists. But if you have a substantial balance in a traditional IRA, a properly designed charitable remainder...

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reduce your federal tax liability

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With year-end approaching, 3 ideas that may help cut your tax bill

If you’re starting to worry about your 2021 tax bill, there’s good news — you may still have time to reduce your liability. Here are three quick...

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review your estate plan

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Prepare for a new year by reviewing your estate plan

Hopefully, you already have a sound estate plan in place to protect the interests of your heirs and minimize potential estate tax liability. But that...

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Do you have a will?

The need for a will as a key component of your estate plan may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised by the number of people — even affluent...

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Feeling generous at year end? Strategies for donating to charity or gifting to loved ones

As we approach the holidays, many people plan to donate to their favorite charities or give money or assets to their loved ones. Here are the basic...

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