Important Tax and Business Resources During COVID-19

With stay-in-place guidelines extended due to the continuing spread of coronavirus, our offices will remain closed to the public at least through April 30, 2020. We have (understandably) been receiving many questions from our clients about taxes, as well as asking for clarification about recently enacted legislation impacting both individuals and small businesses. Unfortunately, we do [...]

Taxpayers Must Report Health Care Coverage on 2018 Tax Return

The following article was published by the IRS. As taxpayers are completing their 2018 tax returns this year, they must complete the lines related to health care. For tax year 2018, the IRS will not consider a return complete and accurate if individuals do not do one of the following on their return: Report full-year health [...]

HSA + 401(k): Plan for a Healthy Retirement

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y22JUmL5-o8] A well-known, common retirement savings vehicle is the 401(k). This account allows future retirees to set aside money in a tax-advantaged way to pay for expenses in retirement. But will this 401(k) be enough for most people to pay for retirement PLUS their healthcare expenses? Enter the HSA, or Health Savings Account. Sure, you [...]

Reminder for New Tax Return Due Dates, Other Tax Reform Changes

Due dates changed for partnerships, C corporations and several other business returns last year. For calendar-year S corporations and partnerships, the filing date is March 15 and is April 15 for C corporations. The date for fiscal year C corporations is the 15th of the fourth month following the end of the corporation’s calendar year. State [...]

Ways to reduce your tax burden before year-end

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf0elKq7sjA]The new tax law has added some wrinkles to how many Americans deal with their tax returns. In the past, it was common to try to maximize deductions during the year and then itemize on your return. However, with the increase in the standard deduction for individuals and families this year, reducing taxable income is [...]