Article Highlights: Daycare Providers Simplified Food Deduction Special Rules for Business Use of the Provider’s Home Home Sale Consequences Other Expenses Other Daycare Provider Issues Daycare User Credit Employer Dependent Care Benefits Other Credit Criteria When discussing daycare for children so their parents can work, there are two primary areas of discussion: one from the…

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Article Highlights Improvements for Medical Care or Treatment Improvements That Increase the Home’s Value Improvements That Do Not Increase the Home’s Value Medical AGI Limitations While Americans may argue about any number of hot-button political topics, there’s no disagreement on one issue: the country’s population is aging…fast. According to the Social Security Administration, 10,000 baby…

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Article Highlights: American Opportunity Tax Credit Lifetime Learning Credit Who Gets the Credit? Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses Eligible Educational Institutions Form 1098-T Scholarships Tax Fraud As with everything taxes, the devil is in the details, and that includes the education tax credits, which come in two types with some different rules for each. Many…

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Article Highlights: Excess IRA Contributions Excess Contribution Penalty Correcting Excess IRA Contributions Applying the Excess to a Future Year Excess 401(k) Contributions Failing to Timely Correct 401(k) Excess Contributions Some individuals financially struggle just to be able to make a nominal contribution to their tax-favored retirement plan, whether it be an IRA, 401(k) plan, or…

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Congratulations, you made it to half a century! Your fifties can be a tumultuous time: Not having to work anymore sounds like a dream, but you might be concerned you don’t have enough saved for retirement. Those concerns definitely aren’t unfounded as 40 million households in America have no retirement savings at all. Additionally, the Federal…

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Nobody likes getting mail from the IRS — especially when it’s something you weren’t expecting. One minute, you’re minding your own business and aren’t even thinking about that return you filed months ago. The next minute you open your mailbox and see something called a “Notice of Deficiency” — and your anxiety immediately goes through…

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We know December is a busy month. However, take some time now to make sure QuickBooks is ready for 2020. Yes, it’s here again: the end of the year. You probably have a lengthy to-do list full of tasks that must be done before December 31. There’s one task—or rather, a series of tasks—that you…

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Article Highlights: Medical Threshold Electric Vehicle Credit Phaseout Alimony Finalization of State- and Local-Tax Deduction Limitation Penalty for Not Being Insured Qualified Opportunity Funds Seniors’ Special Tax Form Family and Medical Leave Credit Inflation Adjustments Form W-4 Revision As the end of the year approaches, now is a good time to review the various changes…

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December 2 – Time for Year-End Tax Planning December is the month to take final actions that can affect your tax result for 2019. Taxpayers with substantial increases or decreases in income, changes in marital status or dependent status, and those who sold property during 2019 should call for a tax planning consultation appointment. December…

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Article Highlights: Watch Out for Charity Scams Tax Exempt Organization Search Tool Tax Benefits of Charitable Contributions Bunching Deductions Qualified Charitable Distributions Substantiation As the end of the year and the holiday season approach, we will all see an uptick in the number of charitable solicitations arriving in our mailboxes and by email. Since some…

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