529 Plans

What is a 529 Plan? A 529 Plan is an investment account that offers tax benefits when used to pay for qualified education expenses.  Investments grow tax free and withdraws are tax- and penalty-free as long as they are used to pay for eligible expenses. Most states

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Understanding Your IRS Notice

Dealing with the IRS can be stressful! There are taxpayers who receive an IRS notice and because they are so fearful, they will pay the notice without verifying the accuracy. The IRS may not have all the facts, so do not pay anything without checking the details.

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IRS 2022 Limits

Each year, the IRS adjusts tax rates, standard deduction amounts, and other limits to account for tax law updates and cost-of-living adjustments. Currently for 2022, there are seven tax brackets: 10%, 12%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37%. Your filing status (example: single, married filing jointly, head of

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Tax Provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

While the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) is primarily a bill that improves roads, bridges, and transit, as well as authorizing additional funding for energy, water, and broadband improvement, there are some tax-related provisions included. Employee Retention Credit Changes The Employee Retention Tax Credit

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How to Reconstruct Tax Records After a Disaster

While it’s not always possible to prevent an emergency, you can reduce the likelihood that an emergency will become a disaster by being prepared.  Here are some tips to do just that. Store your documents in a waterproof and fireproof safe that is convenient to access. Make

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The “Dirty Dozen” IRS Tax Scams

Each year, the IRS unveils its list of scams that target unsuspecting taxpayers.  Below are five of the most common tax scams impacting taxpayers today, as well as tips to not become a victim: Fake Charities are created to exploit natural disasters and other situations such as

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What You Should Know About Required Minimum Distributions

With all the legislative changes related to retirement distributions over the last couple of years, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what to expect for the current year.  In particular, it’s critical to know what to expect with Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for tax year

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Updates to the Employee Retention Credit

In early August of this year, the IRS released additional guidance on the Employee Retention Credit.  For 2021, the credit was expanded to allow businesses to receive a credit of up to $7,000 per employee per quarter if their operations were fully or partially shut down by

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