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5 Things Taxpayers Get Wrong When Itemizing Deductions

Background Everyone is interested in lowering their taxable income. The desire to personally pay less might be one of the few views consistently shared across all political party lines.   […]

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Why Tax Planning is Not a Choice—But Being Great At It Is

The IRS is not shy. They want a cut of the action anytime money is involved.   Taxation doesn’t discriminate either: They will take their piece whether it’s cash, real […]

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Tax-Advantaged Accounts That Aren’t IRAs

“Are you funding your IRA?” This frequently-seen retirement question is an important starting point. However, it can sometimes overshadow other opportunities to save and invest for the future in tax-advantaged […]

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Are You Planning for Your IRS “Mortgage”?

When is $500,000 not $500,000?   Conventional wisdom on preparing for retirement has often included refrains such as “become debt-free” and “defer, defer, defer”. There are situations where both of […]

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5 Myths That Your Clients Believe About Taxes

“The tax code is complicated… boring and overrated… You don’t want that, you want a pro!!!!!!!”   Of course, we are very proud of how well those lyrics fit the […]

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Are You Ready For The January 18th, 2022 Tax Deadline?

No, the IRS is not trying to balance out the last 2 years where the deadline to file was extended into July (2019) and May (2020). In fact, every year […]

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Exclusive: Why Not All Income is Created Equal

We all want life to be simpler than it actually is. Your clients are no exception when it comes to how their income is taxed. Many people seem

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Advisors: How To Clear Up Tax Confusion

Forosophobia In February of 2021, a psychologist suggested a new phobia in Psychology Today: Forosophobia is the proposed “fear of taxes and the IRS.”

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5 Things Advisors Miss On The 2020 Tax Return

Get tax returns for all of your clients. This is one of the most common themes you will see on this website and in our podcast. Tax mistakes do

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