Category Archives: year-end tax planning

Tax Breaks for Teachers and Educators

It’s almost time for the start of the new school year, and teachers and other educators should remember that they can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses. Deducting expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel helps reduce the amount of tax owed when filing a tax return.

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Tax Breaks For Taxpayers Who Itemize

Tax Breaks for Taxpayers Who Itemize

Many taxpayers opt for the standard deduction, but sometimes itemizing your deductions is the better choice – often resulting in a lower tax bill. Whether you bought a house, refinanced your current home, or had extensive gambling losses, you may be able to take advantage of tax breaks for taxpayers who itemize. Here’s what to keep in mind:

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What To Know About Keeping Good Tax Records

What To Know About Keeping Good Tax Records

Tax season is upon us. For many people that means scrambling to collect receipts, mileage logs, and other tax-related documents needed to prepare their tax returns. If this describes you, chances are, you’re wishing you’d kept on top of it during the year so you could avoid this scenario yet again. With this in mind, here are seven suggestions to help taxpayers like you keep good records throughout the year:

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Tax Prep vs. Tax Planning

Tax Planning vs. Tax Preparation: What Is The Difference?

tax preparationMany people assume tax planning is the same as tax preparation, but the two are quite different. Let’s take a closer look:

What is Tax Preparation?

Tax preparation is the process of preparing and filing a tax return. Generally, it is a one-time event that culminates in signing your return and finding out whether you owe the IRS money or will be receiving a refund.

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Business Tax Planning

Business Owners: Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

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Several end-of-year tax planning strategies are available to business owners to reduce their tax liability. Let’s take a look:

Deferring Income

Businesses using the cash method of accounting can defer income into 2022 by delaying end-of-year invoices so that payment is not received until 2023. Businesses using the accrual method can defer income by postponing the delivery of goods or services until January 2022.

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Individual Taxpayers: Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

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With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time to take a closer look at tax planning strategies that could reduce your tax bill for 2021.

General tax planning strategies for individuals include accelerating or deferring income and deductions, as well as careful consideration of timing-related tax planning strategies with regard to investments, charitable gifts, and retirement planning.

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SMALL BUSINESS: DEDUCTIONS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING

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Tax breaks for charitable giving aren’t limited to individuals, your small business can benefit as well. If you own a small to medium-size business and are committed to giving back to the community through charitable giving, here’s what you should know. Continue reading

WORKING REMOTELY COULD AFFECT YOUR TAXES

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While some workers have returned to their offices, many have not. If you’re working remotely from a location in a different state (or country) from your office, you may be wondering if you will have to pay income tax in both jurisdictions. Continue reading

INVESTING IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES: THE FACTS

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included numerous changes for businesses and individuals. One of these was the creation of the Opportunity Zones tax incentive, the purpose of which is to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities by providing tax benefits to investors. Continue reading