Category Archives: deductions

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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Tax-Deductible Expenses: Are You Recording All of Them?

2017 income tax preparation seems a long way off. Make it easier by tracking all the deductions you can take. You’ve heard it said before: Tax planning should be a year-round process. It’s so true. Your life will be a … Continue reading

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Get to know these tax-saving terms

As you begin to think about scheduling your midyear tax planning appointment, refresh your memory on the meanings of terms that can save you money. Here are three. Exclusions are items that would generally be included on your return, but … Continue reading

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A tax credit is available for adoption

If you are preparing to adopt a child, you know your life will change for the better. And, you may have also experienced the financial commitment adoption requires. However, take note, because as an adoptive parent, you may qualify for … Continue reading

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Don’t underestimate the power of curb appeal

If you want to improve your home’s market value, curb appeal matters. The condition of your front yard, entry area, driveway, and sidewalks will color the impression of everything else a potential buyer sees during a visit. Homes with great … Continue reading

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Five reasons to incorporate your business

Most new businesses start with no thought about legal structure. In the eyes of the IRS, the default structure is a “sole proprietor,” in which your business profits are taxed on your personal tax return. This can serve you well … Continue reading

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