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SBA Loans Available for COVID-19 Affected Businesses

The following information is very new and constantly changing but we wanted to provide it to you as quickly as we could. Please note the date of the post and recognize that each business is different in how this will or will not apply to them. We may not have the answers to all [...]

Tax Return and Payment Deadline Pushed to July 15, 2020

The IRS has changed the tax deadline to now be July 15, 2020. This means that tax returns do not need to be submitted and payments do not need to be made until July 15th. We encourage you to still file as soon as you can. If you owe you can still wait to [...]

New Sick Pay and Medical Leave Requirements Due to COVID-19

The following information is very new and constantly changing but we wanted to provide it to you as quickly as we could. Please note the date of the post and recognize that each business is different in how this will or will not apply to them. We may not have the answers to all [...]

2018 Tax Reform

What the Tax Reform Act Means for You Congress has passed a tax reform act that will take effect in 2018, ushering in some of the most significant tax changes in three decades. There are a lot of changes in the new act, which was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017. You can [...]

Keeping Savings on Track with a Spousal IRA

Keeping Savings on Track with a Spousal IRA Being a stay-at-home mom or dad, or working part-time to help take care of the children, can make a big contribution to the balance and well-being of a family. Unfortunately, time out of the workforce could put the caregiving spouse at a disadvantage when it comes [...]

By |2018-01-08T09:04:12-07:00January 8, 2018|General Information, Tax Planning|

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2018

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2018 The Internal Revenue Service issued the annual cost of living adjustments Thursday for 401(k) contributions, pension plans and other retirement-related matters. The contribution limit for workers who are enrolled in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan has grown from $18,000 to $18,500. [...]

By |2017-10-24T09:25:00-07:00October 24, 2017|General Information, Tax Planning, Tax Tips|

Debt Cancellation May be Taxable

Debt Cancellation May be Taxable If a lender cancels part or all of a debt, a taxpayer must generally consider this as income. However, the law allows an exclusion that may apply to homeowners who had their mortgage debt canceled in 2016. Here are 10 tips about debt cancellation: Main Home. If the canceled [...]

By |2017-08-07T13:59:41-07:00August 7, 2017|General Information, Tax Planning, Tax Rules & Laws, Tax Tips|

Do I Need a Living Trust?

Do I Need a Living Trust? Assets placed in a revocable living trust go directly to your heirs when you die, bypassing the sometimes lengthy and costly process of probate. That can make a living trust a valuable estate planning tool if, for example, you plan to disinherit one of your children or leave [...]

By |2016-12-21T12:02:57-07:00July 6, 2016|Tax Planning, Tax Tips|

2015 IRA Contribution Facts

2015 IRA Contribution Facts Did you contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement last year? Are you thinking about contributing to your IRA now? If so, you may have questions about IRAs and your taxes. Here are some IRS tax tips about saving for retirement using an IRA: Age Rules. You must be under age [...]

By |2016-12-21T12:03:35-07:00March 16, 2016|Tax Credits & Deductions, Tax Planning, Tax Tips|

2015 Tax Organizer

2015 Tax Organizer The 2015 Fox Peterson tax organizer is now available in two forms. You can A) go to our resources page and fill out the organizer(s) that apply to you and submit them directly to your tax preparer or B) click here to download and print the PDF version. A customized organizer is [...]

By |2016-12-21T12:04:21-07:00January 11, 2016|Tax Planning, Tax Tips, Tax Tips for Businesses|
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