January 2, 2019

Tax Benefits By Using Qualified Opportunity Zones

A couple of weeks ago in my 18 Last Minute Tax Tips for 2018, I mentioned utilizing a new tactic called Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ). Investing in one of these zones is meant to help create jobs and spur economic development in distressed communities while providing a tax benefit to you. Making this investment may allow you to defer paying capital gains taxes if your investment meets certain criteria.
December 27, 2018

Protect Your Accounts from Cybercriminal Activity with Smarter Passwords

As we head into the New Year, it may be time to give you online accounts a new password. The IRS urges everyone to review passwords and incorporate stronger standards to protect your accounts. In doing so you can help combat the impact cybercriminals have on the world wide web, as strong passwords help protect accounts from cybercriminal activity. Building a better password is as easy as one, two, three.
December 18, 2018

Protecting Employees from W-2 Identity Theft

As a small business owner, protecting your employees’ information is always important. However, with an ever-increasing wave of identity theft sweeping the country, the IRS wants you to beware of W-2 scams. 
December 4, 2018

Tax Breaks for College Tuition Using These IRS Tax Credit Options

If you are among the millions of people who are paying for higher education, there might be tax breaks for college tuition when you use the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit. You, your spouse, or dependent may be eligible for these tax benefits on post-high school coursework, not just traditional 4-year college.
October 23, 2018

IRS Webinars Teach How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Affect Your 2019

If you’re still confused about how last year’s tax reform will affect your bottom line, you are not alone. With so many questions flooding in, the IRS has decided to host a series of webinars to help small business owners comprehend the changes they will see with Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Two of the webinars may be especially crucial in answering questions posed by business owners.
October 10, 2018

529 Savings Plans for College: 10 Advantages to You

According to the College Board a 2018 study, named The Trends In College Pricing, by the year 2024, the average sticker price of a public education in a state college is expected to move up to $34,000 per year. For private schools that number is estimated to be around $76,000 a year. Let’s face it, college is getting ridiculously expensive and if you have little ones at home that you expect to help pay for their college, then you need to know how to set aside money for that. 529 savings plans are a particular investment vehicle allowing you to save or put away money specifically for education TAX-FREE!! Yes, you read that right, tax-free. Now, let’s consider what you may or may not know about 529 plans.
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