Tax Return Review – “Just Married” and Other Life Changes
In this review, Steven walks through things to look out for as life changes happen in a client’s life, including getting married and planning for retirement. This return also highlights several lines to look for when looking at rental properties.
Tax-Efficient Family Gifting: An Advisor’s Guide
A powerful strategy to discuss with clients interested in gifting is funding Roth accounts on behalf of children or grandchildren.Read More
State Tax Tips for Financial Advisors
When Congress changes federal tax law, it always dominates the headlines, but the IRS' portion of a taxpayer’s income is only part of the story. Every state has their own unique set of tax rules, and it is not enough for financial advisors to be versed in the rules of their home state. Eight states have no individual income tax. For the other states, there are 42 different sets of rules on what type of income is taxed, how it is taxed, at what rate it is taxed and whether where you work or where you live is more important. Then one could wade into local taxes, with nearly 5,000 jurisdictions in 17 states imposing a local income tax, which can treat nonresidents differently than residents.Read More
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.”Read More
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