IRS Lays Down The Law With Its Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

IRS Lays Down The Law With Its Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The following alert is republished from an IRS webpage that can be found here. Taxpayers need to watch out for identity theft especially around tax time. The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security number. Though the agency is making progress… Continue Reading..
Tax Time Checklist by Judith Heft

Tax Time Checklist

New Tax Alert: In an effort to combat the growing problem of tax fraud, the IRS has updated its rules for payroll tax filing. Instead of February 28,  W2s and 1099s needed to be filed by January 31, 2017. If you have not already done so, drop everything and see… Continue Reading..
Goodbye, Horrible Winters: How to Move to a New State the Right Way

Goodbye, Horrible Winters: How to Move to a New State the Right Way

Recently I spent some time in Fort Lauderdale, on Florida’s southeastern coast. It was November, and the temperature did not drop below 50 degrees at night and the days were in the 70s and low 80s. Everything was big, new, and the people on the beach were shiny. It was… Continue Reading..

Donor-Advised Funds: A Viable Alternative to Family Foundations

A particularly useful philanthropic instrument is the Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). A DAF is a philanthropic vehicle that allows donors to make charitable contributions and receive immediate tax benefits - as opposed going through all the aggravation and expense of having a family foundation. According to Wikipedia: To participate in a donor-advised… Continue Reading..

Your Miles and Incentives Are Not Taxed…Technically

Not only can they be used for flights or upgrades, they are increasingly being used as negotiating tools. But are they really worth all the trouble? People often ask me if frequent flyer miles are taxable, and the answer is no. According to the IRS, it “...has not pursued a… Continue Reading..