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  • Tax Armageddon on the Way? September 17, 2021
    Every new president makes changes to the tax code, so why is this time so different?  The short answer is because our “books” as a country have never been in worse shape, not even during World War II.  COVID related spending is only icing on the already giant cake of our current federal debt that […]
  • Don’t Let Your Stockbroker Off the Hook When it Comes to Tax Planning September 10, 2021
    Don’t let your stockbroker off the hook when it comes to tax planning.  Many people work with brokers when they buy and sell stocks.  Many people now, because of the internet, also have become their own stockbrokers, doing their own research and trading on various platforms.  Whether you use a professional or do your trades yourself, you […]
  • Why Do the Wealthy Pay Less Tax than Others? September 3, 2021
    Well, do they or don’t they, actually?  Long debated and often manipulated by the media, the topic of the wealthy and taxation has many, many complex points and counterpoints.  First, when people say that, they often don’t define what kind of tax.  The people hearing the comment usually go to federal personal income tax in […]
  • Overlooked Opportunities August 27, 2021
    An often overlooked tax planning opportunity comes from not fully understanding how you can use your cars as a deduction on your tax return.  It is very common for people who have a Schedule C sole proprietor type business to claim their mileage on automobiles, but the privilege of using personal deductions on a tax […]
  • Logical Tax Planning August 20, 2021
    It’s hard to be logical all the time about everything.  The most financially successful tax clients we serve at least attempt to force themselves to be logical, for their own benefit.  For instance, our parents, as well as a subset of the economy including some popular radio show based advisors like Dave Ramsey, say you […]
  • Businesses Need to Start Their Tax Planning Now! August 13, 2021
    Hey, it’s still summer outside, so no one wants to think about income taxes, right?  We’re sorry, but it’s time, especially for businesses that are on extension for filing their 2020 returns.  S Corp and Partnership returns must be filed by September 15th (check your state for disaster extensions) and that’s just a few weeks […]

Are You Changing Your Behavior to Match the New Tax Rules in Effect Now?

Many people don’t really think about their taxes until the snow is flying and the first document arrives in the mail. Why would you, right? Year in and year out people often get into a set of habits around getting things together for their preparer. That`s usually not a bad thing, but in a year…
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