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BUDGETING FOR BABY

By | November 29th, 2021|Taxation, Uncategorized|

Babies bring joy and excitement.  They also bring substantial adjustments to the family budget!  In a September 2021 article, news provider U.S. News and World Report found that, after adjusting for inflation, it costs about $267,233 in 2021 dollars to raise a baby to age 18 based on previously published Bureau of Labor Statistics data.  [...]

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GIVING BAD DEBTS THE BUSINESS

By | November 22nd, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Taxation|

When one of your company’s customers can’t pay up, you may be able to give that debt “the business.” That is, you may be able to claim a tax deduction under Internal Revenue Code Section 166.  To successfully do so, however, you’ll need to know how the tax code defines a partially or wholly worthless [...]

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ONE-TIME THING: IRA TO HSA TRANSFERS

By | November 15th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Estate planning, Retirement, Taxation|

Did you know that you can transfer funds directly from your IRA to a Health Savings Account (HSA) without taxes or penalties?  According to the IRS, you’re permitted to make one such “qualified HSA funding distribution” during your lifetime. Ordinarily, if you have an IRA and an HSA, it’s typically a good idea to contribute [...]

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4 WAYS TO WITHDRAW CASH FROM A CORPORATION

By | November 8th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Taxation|

Owners of closely held corporations often want or need to withdraw cash from the business. The simplest way, of course, is to distribute the money as a dividend.  However, a dividend distribution isn’t tax-efficient because it’s taxable to the owner to the extent of the corporation’s earnings and profits.  It also isn’t deductible by the [...]

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IS DISABILITY INCOME TAXABLE

By | November 1st, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Estate planning, Retirement, Uncategorized|

Many Americans receive disability income.  If you’re one of them or know someone who is, you may wonder whether it’s taxable.  As is often the case with tax questions, the answer is “it depends.” KEY FACTOR The key factor is who paid it.  If the income is paid directly to you by your employer, it’s [...]

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STATE TAXES IMPACT BUSINESS SALES, TOO

By | October 25th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Taxation, Uncategorized|

For various reasons, business owners sometimes decide to put their companies on the market.  To successfully negotiate the sale of a business, it’s critical to understand the tax implications.  Armed with this knowledge, you can assess the impact of various transaction structures and sales price allocations on your net proceeds from the sale and potentially [...]

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