Monthly Archives: November 2013

Business tax reminder

As year-end approaches, don’t overlook this option to reduce your business taxes for 2013: accelerated write-offs for business asset purchases. For example, the Section 179 immediate expensing deduction lets you write off the cost of assets you purchase and place … Continue reading

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Delaying retirement affects benefits and taxes

In today’s economic environment, you may decide you have to work beyond the “normal” retirement age. Here’s how extending your work life can affect your taxes and retirement benefits. “Normal” retirement age is not a fixed number. For social security … Continue reading

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The clock’s ticking on 2013 tax-cutting

Want to lower your 2013 tax bill? The time for action is running out, so consider these tax-savers now. * You can choose to deduct sales taxes instead of local and state income taxes. If you’re planning big ticket purchases … Continue reading

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Can you have too much of a good thing?

Employees often have too much of their employer’s company stock in their 401(k) or other retirement plan. Employees feel they know their company best, overlooking the risks of having too much of an investment in any one company, including their … Continue reading

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Preparing for Tax Prep: 5 Tips

Prepare for preparation? Yes, it’s more than a good idea. It can have significant impact on your tax obligation. You know how onerous tax preparation itself can be. So you probably don’t like to even think about it until those … Continue reading

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Business or Hobby? What’s the tax difference?

For federal tax purposes, the determination of “business” or “hobby” is a matter of deduction. If your new venture is considered a business, you can deduct losses against other income. However, when the activity is classified as a hobby, the … Continue reading

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