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The Clock Is Ticking On Year-End Tax Moves

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Do you hear it? That’s the sound of time running out. We talked with financial journalist Robyn A. Friedman of City & Shore Magazine to share smart year-end tax moves that can save people money. “It’s not too late to review your tax situation for 2019 – or too early to […]

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Hey 401(k) Savers: You Can Contribute More In 2020

Good news for 401(k) savers! The IRS says you can contribute more to your 401(k) in 2020. Under 50? The savings limit will increase from $19,000 this year to $19,500 next year. Age 50 or over? The limit goes up from $25,000 to $26,000. Make sure to tell your employer to change your payroll deductions […]

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Need To Take RMDs This Year From Your IRA? You Can Chill. We’re On It.

What’s at the top of our to-do list this month? It’s time to take care of RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) from your IRAs if you’re age 70½ or over, or are the beneficiary of an Inherited IRA. What’s the deal? We’ve already alerted clients who need to start their RMDs IRA next year. There’s nothing […]

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Sold Bitcoin? The IRS May Want To Talk To You

Sold Bitcoin or other digital currencies? Don’t be surprised if the IRS comes knocking on your door looking for any taxes due, says a recent Wall Street Journal article. The Internal Revenue Service is sending warning letters to more than 10,000 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency holders, reports the Journal. It got their names from a popular […]

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Florida Attracting Tax Refugees From Up North

More northerners in high-tax states are cashing in their real-estate chips to move to places like Florida, reports the South Florida SunSentinel. Real estate pros say “a steady flow of tax refugees” is heading to the Sunshine State from places like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Some real estate experts in the know claim that […]

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Your Tax Picture Has Changed. How About Your Financial Strategy?

Last year, we had some major changes in the tax laws. As a result, many expenses that were deductible in prior years – like state taxes, mortgage interest, and professional expenses – are now totally eliminated or only partially deductible. So here’s an important question. Given those significant changes, have you given a once-over to […]

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Understanding Your Taxes: Just What Is Form 5498 And What Am I Supposed To Do With It?

Some of our clients have been calling with questions about Form 5498, a tax reporting form they recently received in the mail. If you’re the kind of person who likes to understand how things work, or are curious as to why you’re receiving this form long after the tax deadline, here’s the inside scoop: Does everyone […]

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Building Up A Better Tax-Free Nest Egg For Retirement

Tired of taxes? Can’t blame you. But sometimes it pays to start thinking ahead about successful strategies we can discuss before year-end to save you on your future tax bill, and help you beef up retirement assets you can access totally tax-free for years to come. What we’re talking about is getting more money into a Roth IRA account for […]

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Don’t Be Late For A Very Important Date!

Don’t forget that your personal tax return is due Monday, April 15. If you don’t have time to get your tax information together, not a problem. Just make sure you or your tax preparer files an extension giving you more time to get it done. Your tax payments are still due on the 15th, even […]

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What’s Behind The Tidal Wave Of Tax Form Corrections?

You were feeling so relieved. Your taxes were finally done and sent off to the IRS. But that feeling of relief lasted only a short minute, as soon as you returned home and found yet another corrected tax form waiting for you in your mailbox. Is there anything more aggravating? We can assure you that absolutely […]

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