Individual Tax Planning

2018 Year-End Tax Planning Letter

The 2018 Year-End Tax Planning Letter is now available.  Below is a list of topics with clickable links:

Don’t Ignore These Money Saving Tax Ideas
3 Ways To Cut Business Taxes
5 Reasons Your 2018 Taxes May Cause You Drama
Does A Donor-Advised Fund Fit Your Giving Strategy

 

Click Here to access the entire 2018

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By |October 31, 2018|

Opinion Piece – New Tax Law

In December, both houses of congress passed their version of tax reform, quite arguably the largest since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 passed during the Reagan Administration. On December 22, President Trump signed the version of the new law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), that came out of conference

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By |February 13, 2018|

Don’t Ignore the Nanny Tax

Make sure you don’t overlook the nanny tax as you are reviewing your filing requirements for 2018.  You could be liable to pay state and federal payroll taxes if you have a housekeeper or other household employee.

How do you know if you must pay the nanny tax?

A household employee is generally someone you hire

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By |February 12, 2018|

Conquer Your Financial Clutter

Being unorganized, especially when it comes to finances, can equal disaster.  With so many items to keep track of, financial records are notorious for being scattered.  It’s easy to tuck away bills, paycheck stubs, bank statements and other paperwork at random.  Now is the time to get your financial paperwork well organized.

Put all your

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By |January 2, 2018|

Want to Give this Year? Here’s What You Need to Know.

As the year is coming to an end, are you making plans to give?  You could trim both your estate and income taxes with annual giving.  There is an annual exclusion for gifts that allows you to give $14,000 annually to any number of recipients without paying federal gift tax.  Gift splitting allows married

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By |December 11, 2017|

Get the Maximum Benefit from a Casualty Loss Deduction

An unexpected casualty can wreak havoc emotionally and financially.  An itemized tax deduction may help ease the financial burden if your home, vehicle, or other personal property has been damaged or destroyed by an unforeseen disaster.

Typically, you claim a casualty loss in the taxable year the disaster happens.  But, if you’re in a federally

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By |September 14, 2017|

How Much Do You Need to Retire?

According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, nearly half (45 percent) of working-age households don’t have any retirement assets. With less than one year’s worth of their annual salary in retirement savings, nearly two-thirds of those working-age households close to retirement (age 55 and older) are not well prepared.

To retire comfortably, how much

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By |August 11, 2017|

Graduation – The Time to Put Documents in Place

The time is fast approaching when many young adults leave the nest and head for college. But, just as the famous American Express commercial cautions consumers not to “leave home without it”, referring to a credit card, at Geyer & Associates we caution students not to leave home without first putting two important estate planning

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By |June 13, 2017|

Considering Paying for Your Child’s College Education?

Paying for a college education can be intimidating for both the college student and the parents, especially with rising costs.  When deciding whether the parents or the child should take on this responsibility consider the compelling arguments for both sides.  Ultimately, you need to determine what will work best for your family’s financial situation

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By |June 12, 2017|

New IRS Collection Policy Update

As we progress through 2017, be aware of major changes to the IRS Collection Policy.  According to accountingtoday.com “During the past five years, new laws and IRS administrative changes to collection policy have been frequent, and can be hard for taxpayers and tax professionals to keep up with.”  Stay informed and take a moment

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By |April 27, 2017|