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Thursday, Dec 16, 2021

Advisor Alert: IRS “Dirty Dozen” of Tax Fraud

Background: IRS Fraud Themes   Fraud is an unfortunate fact of life. Taxes are not an exception to the prevalence of identity theft today.   In fact, every year the […]

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Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

Yes! As Little As $600 Is Reported

It wasn’t a secret this was coming. But, it may still come as a surprise to many taxpayers. Beginning on January 1, 2022, there was a MASSIVE reduction in the […]

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Friday, Jan 28, 2022

Your Retirement Tax Bracket Might Be Higher Than You Think

Background One of the most commonly-searched phrases around taxes and retirement is “retirement tax brackets.”   Your clients want to know what to expect in retirement. However, when it comes […]

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Friday, Feb 04, 2022

What’s Your IRA Really Worth?

Background: Tax-deferred Accounts Tax-deferred retirement accounts, like IRAs and traditional 401(k)s, are only one piece of the retirement plan puzzle. While there are other important pieces, these accounts tend to […]

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Wednesday, Feb 09, 2022

“I have a tax preparer, so I have a tax planner.”

No one goes to an urgent care center complaining that the Family Doctor can’t also do open-heart surgery. We all understand that “doctor” is a general term.   Depending on […]

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Thursday, Mar 03, 2022

5 Reasons Software Can’t be Trusted

“Well, the software let me do it.” This sounds more like something you’d hear from siblings fighting than from a professional. Unfortunately, taxpayers, tax preparers, and financial advisors all have […]

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Thursday, Mar 10, 2022

Do You Actually Have An Inherited IRA?

Words matter. At times distinctions may seem trivial, but how we think about certain topics can influence the action we take. When it comes to being the beneficiary of an […]

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Thursday, Mar 17, 2022

Backdoor Roth Contributions – What Could Go Wrong?

For some taxpayers, so-called “backdoor” Roth contributions can be a great way to fill an investment bucket that will grow tax free. Tax free is everyone’s favorite kind of money but the […]

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Wednesday, Apr 06, 2022

Advisor Tax Mistake #7 – Client’s refuse to provide tax documents

This article is the 1st in a series of the 7 most common mistakes financial advisors make on tax planning with clients

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