Dealing with Tax Uncertainty

This week, the Senate will consider tax reform in the wake of its passage in the House. Washington watchers of all stripes are showing legislative forecasting fatigue. Congress has been embroiled in debate on tax reform, the future of the Affordable Care Act and other topics. Little substantive legislation has been passed. With tax reform […]

Avoiding a Tax Refund

Your tax refund may be the biggest check you receive all year.  It’s like Christmas in April with many taxpayers as the happiness a tax refund check brings to the household exceeds its monetary value.  It’s almost like a 2X giddiness factor: $1,000 back from the IRS feels like $2,000 from anyone else.  And it’s […]

Great Tax Breaks That Could Go Away

Now that we’re in the heart of tax season, our focus is to see what can be done to reduce taxes for clients for 2015 and beyond.  While some tax breaks are straightforward, there are those that may face the chopping block when it comes time to “simplify” our federal and state tax codes.  President […]

Tax pitfalls with surprising penalties

As any sleep-deprived, raccoon-eyed accountant can tell you, just over a month remains in the busy tax season. Those of you who have been cozying up to TurboTax or working with tax pros may have a good handle on your taxes. This year we’ve seen issues with international assets, IRS emails, and the perennially fiendish Alternative […]