When the COVID-19 pandemic first exploded in the US back in March, the majority of the country shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease. These business closures had many long-term effects that were hard to anticipate initially. One of these was the effect on funds set aside in 125 plans.
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Make tax season less stressful with help from a CPA
For many people, filing their taxes and all that comes with that can be very stressful. While I think it’s safe to assume not too many people enjoy paying taxes, there are several things you can do to make the process less painful each year, including getting help from a CPA.
IRAs and Charitable Giving – Why You Shouldn’t Wait!
People often think about charitable giving towards the end of the year, but it might actually be better to start your planning now! The way in which you choose to give can have a big impact on the charity and your taxes. If you are currently taking or will be required to take IRA distributions, read on.
Preparing for the Unexpected with Emergency Funds
No one ever expects to lose their job, have an accident or have their primary source of income suddenly disappear. Unfortunately, without proper planning a small speed bump could turn into a major road block. Setting up an emergency fund can ensure that you cruise over the speed bump as smoothly as possible.
With the demise of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), now all couples can ask “Should we get married?” If you are considering marriage, your main consideration should obviously be whether or not you want to get married! Assuming the answer is yes, you will need to weigh the importance of the financial impacts vs. your personal preferences.
Tax Planning Opportunities for the Remainder of 2016
As the end of 2016 approaches, there are several tax planning moves you can make to minimize your tax liabilities and possibly minimize your tax liability in the future. Not every option will work for every taxpayer; however with a little planning you may be able to save a lot of money.
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