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

We have prepared a selection of frequently asked questions.

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Planning

income in respect of a decedent” issues when receiving an inheritance

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Watch out for “income in respect of a decedent” issues when receiving an inheritance

Most people are genuinely appreciative of inheritances, and who wouldn’t enjoy some unexpected money? But in some cases, it may turn out to be too...

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Tax on Social Security benefits

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Beware of a stealth tax on Social Security benefits

Some people mistakenly believe that Social Security benefits are always free from federal income tax. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. In...

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Roth IRA tax-favored retirement

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IRAs: Build a tax-favored retirement nest egg

Although traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs have been around for decades, the rules involved have changed many times. The Secure 2.0 law, which was...

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kiddie tax could affect your children until they’re young adults

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The kiddie tax could affect your children until they’re young adults

The so-called “kiddie tax” can cause some of a child’s unearned income to be taxed at the parent’s higher marginal federal income tax rates instead...

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Business Entity

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Choosing a business entity: Which way to go?

If you’re planning to start a business or thinking about changing your business entity, you need to determine what will work best for you. Should you...

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Emergency? new tax provisions may soon provide relief

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Facing a future emergency? Two new tax provisions may soon provide relief

Perhaps you’ve been in this situation before: You have a financial emergency and need to get your hands on some cash. You consider taking money out...

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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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4 best practices for effective strategic planning meetings

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4 best practices for effective strategic planning meetings

It’s not uncommon for employees to grumble about having to attend too many meetings. Sometimes they have a point; an excessive number of meetings can...

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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...

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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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Investment

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Sec. 529 vs. Roth IRA plans - Choosing a college savings tool

Many people assume that a Section 529 plan is the ideal college savings tool. But the Roth IRA can also help parents save for college expenses. This...

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