More states enact SALT workarounds

New York and Georgia have now added to the growing number states enacting measures to work around the cap on state and local tax deductions. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act placed a $10,000 cap on the deduction, which was a blow to residents in high tax states. Since TCJA was enacted, various states […]

Why donor-advised funds are worth a second look

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year unlike any other, which makes relying on your trusted business and tax adviser for year-end tax planning even more important. We have offered 10 year-end tax strategies that you can take advantage of now, but there is one in particular that we want to discuss […]

Does my working teen still qualify as a dependent on my taxes?

My teens got their first jobs this year. When do they no longer qualify as dependents? Is there an income maximum they shouldn’t exceed or else it has unpleasant tax repercussions for the parent? Whether you are the parent or the teen, landing that first job is a milestone for most families. While the younger […]

Divorce may be even more taxing under TCJA

Divorce is never easy, emotionally or financially, and now with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the process can be even more taxing. Prior to the passage of the sweeping tax reform law at the end of 2017, a divorced spouse paying alimony could deduct those payments from his or her reportable income when filing […]

‘Unified Tax Reform’ now takes center stage in Congress

Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration have unveiled what they are calling a “unified framework” for tax reform. While the specifics will likely change as it makes its way through the congressional process, we wanted you to be aware of some of the provisions that could have a direct impact on you. The tax reform […]