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23 10, 2020

Updating the Biden and Trump Tax Plans

By |2020-11-13T19:33:02-07:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Financial Guides, Tax News, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Now that the presidential election is just days away, what do we know about the leading candidates’ current tax plans? The top line takeaway is that former Vice President Joe Biden has pledged not to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000, while President Trump has floated more tax cuts with few specifics. Trump’s

9 10, 2020

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are Waived in 2020—Should You Still Take Them?

By |2020-10-19T08:17:44-07:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: IRAs, Retirement Planning, Tax News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you are age 72 or older, you generally must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA or employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), each year. These amounts are included in your taxable income, and if you fail to take your RMD by the annual deadline, the amount not withdrawn

30 09, 2020

Low Treasury Rates Fuel Economic Stimulus

By |2020-10-02T06:51:58-07:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Tax News|Tags: |0 Comments

Yields on U.S. Treasury bonds fell to historic lows in March 2020 and remain low as the Federal Reserve and markets respond to the economically devastating pandemic. These low bond yields can help boost a recovery in several ways. Treasury bonds are basically loans to the U.S. government, to be paid back to the investor

23 09, 2020

The Details of the New Payroll Tax Deferral Stimulus

By |2020-10-02T06:58:57-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Tax News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Back in late March, as much of normal life closed down, businesses got a boost in the form of an immediate tax break. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, employers were allowed to defer their share of payroll taxes for the rest of 2020. Employees making less than $4,000 every two

2 09, 2020

What to Know About Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2020

By |2020-09-07T01:00:05-07:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Retirement Planning, Tax Diversification, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Since health savings accounts (HSAs) were introduced in 2004 as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act, they have surged in popularity as a flexible way for numerous Americans to reduce taxable income and save for future medical expenses. But since the IRS establishes new rules governing HSAs each year, it’s important

12 08, 2020

Section 179 Rules in 2020

By |2020-08-12T01:24:58-07:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Tax News, Tax Planning|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In 2020, businesses are looking for breaks, and small businesses in particular need all the help they can get. Fortunately, they may receive a little extra boost in the form of increased Section 179 deductions and 100% bonus depreciation on equipment purchases.  Typically, businesses can deduct the full cost of supplies but must take depreciation

7 08, 2020

Comparing the Biden vs. Trump Tax Plans

By |2020-08-12T01:00:28-07:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Tax News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Forward-thinking tax planners and informed voters who want to compare the tax plans of the 2020 presidential candidates will find details hard to come by. Neither Former Vice President Joe Biden nor President Donald J. Trump offers a specific tax plan on their campaign site—so with the help of nonpartisan tax policy centers, we’ve done

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