Avoid This Family Member S Corporation Health Insurance Mistake


I’m reaching out to remind you of two important issues related to health insurance deductions for S corporations. First, if you own more than 2 percent of an S corporation and provide health insurance coverage, there are three steps you need to follow to claim a deduction: Step 1. The cost of the insurance must […]

Plan Your Passive Activity Losses for Tax-Deduction Relevance

Tax Deductions

In 1986, lawmakers drove a stake through the heart of your rental property tax deductions. That stake, called the passive-loss rules, causes myriad complications that now, 37 years later, are still commonly misunderstood.  The Trap  In 1986, lawmakers made you shovel your taxable activities into three basic tax buckets. Looking at the buckets from a […]

Tax Law Changes in 2023

2023 Tax Law Chanfes

Are you ready for the new tax law changes coming in 2023? Because it’s a whole new ball game! Here are the major changes that you should know about: August 2022: Inflation Reduction Act Clean energy tax credits for homeowners Rebates for electric vehicle purchases Expanded IRS Enforcement 15% corporate minimum tax Tax on stock […]

Primer: When Cancellation of Debt (COD) Income Can Be Tax-Free


Sometimes debts can pile up beyond a borrower’s ability to repay, especially if we are heading into a recession.  But lenders are sometimes willing to cancel (forgive) debts that are owed by financially challenged borrowers.  While a debt cancellation can help a beleaguered borrower survive, it can also trigger negative tax consequences. Or it can […]

Crowdfunding: Is It Taxable?


Crowdfunding is a national and international phenomenon. Over $17 billion is raised yearly in North America through world-famous websites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter. All this crowdfunding activity leads to an obvious question: Is the money raised this way taxable income for the recipients? You might be surprised to learn that the courts and the […]

Mixed signals on economic outlook

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If there is one thing that is bothering the political set up, people and the investor community, it is the state of economy. However, numbers released in late October seem to provide some cheer.The third quarter (July-September 2022) GDP numbers point to the US economy recovery and dispels a fear of recession in the backdrop […]

Dollar spike, Inflation woes

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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos’s recent warning about the recession looming large and cautioning people to tread cautiously against big ticket spending sums up the sign of tough times.Who better to comment on the state of economy than the world’s richest man who can read the pulse of the people and the economy resulting in his […]

US Economy Post Midterm Polls

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We are in the midst of challenging times with a few predicting a looming economic crisis and some experts expressing that we are already in recession after two tough consecutive quarters. There seems to be no quick fix in sight. If the Ukraine crisis added to the global financial, energy and food supply woes, the […]

$80 Billion to the IRS: What It Means for You


You may have noticed that the IRS is in a bad way.  It has a backlog of millions of unprocessed paper tax returns, and taxpayers can’t get through to the agency on the phone. Congress noticed and took action by passing a massive funding of the IRS in the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act. The […]

2022 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

2022 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes Here’s an easy question: Do you need more 2022 tax deductions? If yes, continue reading.  Next easy question: Do you need a replacement business vehicle?  If yes, you can simultaneously solve or mitigate the first problem (needing more deductions) and the second problem (needing a replacement vehicle) […]

2022 Last-Minute Year-End Retirement Deductions

Retirement Tax Deductions

Last Minute Tax Deductions Retirement Deductions The clock continues to tick. Your retirement is one year closer. You have time before December 31 to take steps that will help you fund the retirement you desire. Here are four things to consider. 1. Establish Your 2022 Retirement Plan First, a question: Do you have your (or […]

2022 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Strategies for Your Stock Portfolio


Last-Minute Year-End Tax Planning Strategies When you take advantage of the tax code’s offset game, your stock market portfolio can represent a little gold mine of opportunities to reduce your 2022 income taxes.  The tax code contains the basic rules for this game, and once you know the rules, you can apply the correct strategies.  […]