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Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Businesses

There are a number of end of year tax planning strategies that businesses can use to reduce their tax burden for 2017. Here are a few of them: Deferring Income Businesses using the cash method of accounting can defer income into 2018 by delaying end-of-year invoices, so payment is not received until 2018. Businesses using the accrual method can defer income by postponing delivery of goods or services until January 2018. Purchase New Business Equipment […]

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals

Once again, tax planning for the year ahead presents a number of challenges, first and foremost being what tax reform measures (if any) will actually become legislation–and when they take effect (e.g. retroactive to January 1, 2017, or a future date). Furthermore, a number of tax extenders expired at the end of 2016, which may or may not be reauthorized by Congress and made retroactive to the beginning of the year. And then, of course, […]

Credit Card Debt after the Death of a Loved One

After a loved one dies, who is responsible for his or her remaining credit card debt? This is a question you are unlikely to be thinking about in the days and weeks after the death, but it is one you will ultimately need to face. In many cases, family members are not responsible for the debt, but there are a few exceptions. Luckily, while you and other family members sort out the financial impact of […]

Shielding Your Insurance from Estate Taxes

Life insurance, which can help to provide for your heirs in the event of your death, can be an important estate planning tool. It can provide funds to loved ones when they need it most and help meet your family‚Äôs financial obligations. One issue overlooked by many people, however, is that life insurance can add significant wealth to an overall estate, potentially causing assets to exceed the 2014 applicable exclusion amount of $5.34 million, the […]