IRS Tax Tip: Common errors taxpayers should avoid

Filing a tax return electronically reduces errors because the tax software does the math, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. Using a reputable tax preparer – including certified public accountants, enrolled agents or other knowledgeable tax professionals – can also help avoid errors. Mistakes can result in a processing delay, which can mean it takes more […]

Thinking long-term about health care

Our medical needs don’t get any easier as we get older, so it is increasingly important that we take advantage of the options that are available. Fall is when open enrollment season begins for health insurance coverage, but retirees and aging Americans also can take advantage of open enrollment for Medicare plans. The open enrollment […]

3 traditional midyear tax planning strategies that hold up post-TCJA

With its many changes to individual tax rates, brackets and breaks, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) means taxpayers need to revisit their tax planning strategies. Certain strategies that were once tried-and-true will no longer save or defer tax. But there are some that will hold up for many taxpayers. And they’ll be more […]

A closer look at the wage limits for pass-through entities

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a valuable new tax break to noncorporate owners of pass-through entities: a deduction for a portion of qualified business income (QBI). The deduction generally applies to income from sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations and, typically, limited liability companies (LLCs). It can equal as much as 20 percent of […]

WOTC is a win-win for employers and employees alike

Employers can get credit where credit is due. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a valuable and beneficial tool for employers to receive a tax credit for hiring certain workers who face significant barriers to employment. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit generally is based on wages paid to eligible employees during their first year of […]

New withholding tables reflecting tax reform now available

Many Americans can look forward to seeing an increase in their paychecks next month due to the new tax law, but first employers must update withholding information for employees. The IRS released recently the 2018 withholding tables – formally the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding – and employers must begin using them […]

Tax reform: Here’s how you are affected

Congress passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Dec. 21, 2017.  Many of the provisions in the Act begin after Dec. 31, 2017, and expire by Jan. 1, 2026.  There is a lot to digest and we will have continuing communication with you to more fully explain these changes to the tax law, how […]