New Tax Law Could Penalize Victims of Sexual Harassment

Republicans are considering a fix to the so-called Harvey Weinstein provision in their new tax law that they acknowledge could inadvertently penalize victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Section 162(q) of the Tax Code provides: “PAYMENTS RELATED TO SEXUAL...

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What Tax Records To Keep And For How Long

Filing your taxes isn't just a once-a-year endeavor. Maintaining good records throughout the year - and disposing of old ones when appropriate - not only provides you with greater confidence when you prepare your tax return, but it also...

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Estate Tax Planning for 2017 Tax Reform

Major tax reform legislation was signed into law late last year that impacts not only the federal income tax but also other taxes potentially affecting your estate plan (such as the estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer taxes). The...

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Business Tax Planning For 2017 Tax Reform

Major tax reform legislation was signed into law late last year and resulted in sweeping changes to the tax code for the first time in about 30 years. Businesses should be aware of the provisions that have changed and...

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The Taxable Estate vs. The Probate Estate?

What Is The Difference Between The Taxable Estate vs. The Probate Estate? The taxable estate is an estate tax concept. It includes the decedent’s interest in every type of property owned at death, plus property over which the decedent had...

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Boston Bruins Victorious….in U.S. Tax Court

Entertainment Industry Deductions Wins. The Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League lost in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, but subsequently scored a legal victory in U.S. Tax Court. The Bruins’ Tax Court victory doesn’t count...

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Health Insurance Legislation

Small businesses that reimburse employees for the cost of premiums for individual health insurance policies or pay their health costs directly will be fined up to $36,500 a year per employee under a new Internal Revenue Service regulation that...

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What Is The Gift Tax?

The gift tax is also a component of the federal transfer tax system and is a tax imposed on transfers (i.e., gifts) of property during life, either given outright or to a trust. Like the estate tax, the gift...

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Ten Year-End Tax-Planning Tips for Individuals

Ten Year-End Tax-Planning Tips for Individuals   Accelerate Deductions and Defer Income - It sometimes makes sense to accelerate deductions and defer income. There are plenty of income items and expenses you may be able to control. Consider deferring bonuses,...

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What Is The Estate Tax?

The estate tax is one component of the federal transfer tax system, which also includes the gift tax and the generation-skipping transfer tax. The estate tax is a tax imposed on the transfer of property at death. It is...

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