Monthly Archives: October 2017

Parents need to do estate planning

For a parent, estate planning is especially important. The first priority is to make sure your children are protected in the event that something happens to you. Your estate plan should appoint guardians for your minor children, as well as … Continue reading

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Know the facts about IPOs

Do you know anybody who has tripled his or her money investing in the initial public offering (IPO) of a hotshot new company? It can happen. Yet the truth is, most investors don’t make money playing IPOs. It’s just that … Continue reading

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Give to cut taxes

If you are in a position to give, making annual gifts can be an excellent strategy for reducing both your estate and income tax liability. Doing your gift-giving during midyear rather than late in the year is especially smart if … Continue reading

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Don’t pay tax on a home sale

The law lets you sell your home tax-free if you meet certain requirements. The home must have been owned and used as your principal residence for at least two of the five years prior to the sale. Couples can enjoy … Continue reading

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What if you have a casualty gain?

You may be able to claim a deduction on your current or prior-year federal income tax return for casualty losses from sudden, unexpected, and unusual events, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and certain straight-line winds. But what if you have a … Continue reading

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Five home office deduction mistakes

If you operate a business out of your home, you may be able to deduct a wide variety of expenses. These may include part of your rent or mortgage costs, insurance, utilities, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning costs related to the … Continue reading

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