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The CARES Act: Current Considerations

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act - the CARES Act – became law Friday, March 27, 2020. This legislation is filled to the brim with various components covering...
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Are You Going To Get a Check?

We’ve had quite a bit of federal legislation pass recently. Some of it is tax related. I will be talking in more detail about the tax components in a later...
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Keeping You Informed About Tax Changes

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends: The evening of Friday, March 20, the IRS provided even more details and clarification on 2019 tax return filings and payments. As with previous commentary,...
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Update on April 15th Federal Tax Deadline

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends: Two posts in two days! The IRS offered some more details and clarification yesterday, March 18th, 2020, so here are more answers to some questions...
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The Miseducation of the American Taxpayer: The Top 10 Tax Facts You Should Know But Likely Don’t

As a society, we’re not really taught much, if anything, about taxes in high school or college. My first personal experience of preparing my tax returns while working through college...
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To File Jointly or Not to File Jointly, That Is the Question

For over a century, the newly wed have merged their tax situations, perhaps without a second thought. As times have changed, however, two individuals blending their tax situations is not...
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The SECURE Act Brings New – Mostly Favorable – Tax Changes

The end of 2019 saw Congress and the President agree on a significant piece of legislation, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, adding onto the changing...
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Attention small business owners: Start 2020 off strategically!

When speaking with business owners, I often hear “I don’t know what I don’t know,” when it comes to taxes. Taxes impact us daily, yet tax laws and rules are...
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The Difference Between Tax Negligence and Tax Fraud

Guest post by Jason Wiggam, founding partner of Wiggam & Geer, LLC Filing your income taxes is a complicated and detailed activity. The U.S. tax code is complex, difficult to...
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Last Minute Tax Reduction Strategies for 2019

As you’ve heard me say before, tax planning is a year-round task. But whether you’ve been doing it or not so far in 2019, here are few ideas that might...
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