Before 2014, my taxes were a mess.The person that I was using before kept making mistakes every year and I used to receive horrible letters from the IRS. I spent many hours chasing this person and calling the IRS. Then I changed to John Mills and every year has been...
It’s July but the big fireworks are a victim of COVID-19. Although true, small local and personal fireworks will likely be everywhere as people adapt. That fireworks habit is ingrained in us so the fun will find a way. Another behavior or habit that’s ingrained into people is spending more time on “staycation” vacation plans than […]
Often people will have one-time “Income Events” and so planning and especially the tax aspects are the motivation. In these cases, you can consider setting up a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) in order to receive an upfront income tax deduction. A person who has significant and unusual taxable income in a particular year can establish […]
A Donor Advised Fund or “DAF” is defined as “an account at a sponsoring organization, generally a public charity, where an individual can make a charitable gift to enjoy an immediate tax benefit and retain advisory privileges to disburse charitable gifts over time.” But what does that mean in practical terms? You can set […]
Charitable planning has always allowed some great tax benefits for clients with tax trapped assets, and the second benefit, the charitable deduction. What’s a tax trapped asset? Why is the charitable deduction the second benefit and not the first? What are the one-time 2020 rules? Well, that’s the point. Most people don’t understand why these […]
The people who have filed and paid too much tax again this year, as they did last year, almost always make themselves a promise that they “will do better from now on.” They will keep better records; maintain a mileage log. They will learn more about work options and increase their 401(k) or 403(b). They […]
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