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JUNE 2019
TCJA inspires many business owners to reconsider entity choice  
Consider the tax advantages of qualified small business stock  
Vacation homes: Do you understand the tax nuances?  
Ensuring your long-term care policy is tax-qualified  
MAY 2019
Innocent spouse rules offer protection under some circumstances  
Deducting business losses for pass-through entities  
Send your kids to day camp and you may get a tax break  
Should you be worried about an IRS audit?  
APRIL 2019
Running your personal finances like a business  
Business vs. hobby: The tax rules have changed  
Are income taxes taking a bite out of your trusts?  
Small business owners should double-check their tax returns  
Tax calendar  
MARCH 2019
Weigh the tax impact of income vs. growth when investing  
Deducting charitable gifts depends on a variety of factors  
Did you repair your business property or improve it?  
There may be unclaimed property with your name on it  
Multistate resident? Watch out for double taxation  
You've got time: Small businesses can still set up a 2018 SEP plan  
Fewer taxpayers to qualify for home office deduction  
Throwing snowballs at your mountain of debt  
Installment sales: A viable option for transferring assets  
How to trim the fat from your inventory  
Laying the groundwork for your 2018 tax return  
7 ways to prevent elder financial abuse  
Tax calendar  
An intrafamily loan is worth careful consideration  
Use capital losses to offset capital gains  
Accelerating your property tax deduction to reduce your tax bill  
Is a PTO contribution arrangement right for your business?  
Taxable vs. tax-advantaged: Where to hold investments  
Is now the time for some life insurance?  
Getting caught up with the latest catch-up contributions  
Year-end tax strategies for accrual-basis businesses  
Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation?  
Avoid penalties by abiding by the NQDC tax rules  
DOL has increased scrutiny of defined benefit plans  
Catching up with the home mortgage interest deduction  
Tax calendar  
TCJA draws a silver lining around the individual AMT  
How spouse-owned businesses can reduce self-employment taxes  
Study up on the tax advantages of a 529 savings plan  
When is bartering taxable?  
Take note of the distinctive features of Roth IRAs  
Assessing your exposure to the estate tax and gift tax  
LLC and LLP owners should befriend the PAL rules  
Is your company overpaying on sales and use taxes?  
JULY 2018
Don't let the kiddie tax play costly games with you  
4 questions to ask before hiring household help  
ESOPs offer businesses tax and other benefits  
Retirement plan options for business owners  
Tax calendar  
JUNE 2018
How to be tax-smart when it comes to mutual funds  
Deducting home equity interest under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  
3 common types of IRS tax penalties  
Beware of tax traps when making an employee a partner  
MAY 2018
Do you have your own wealth management plan?  
Choosing between a calendar tax year and a fiscal tax year  
Get an early tax "refund" by adjusting your withholding  
Foreign accounts call for specific reporting requirements  
APRIL 2018
Getting to know your credit and debit cards a bit better  
No kidding: Child credit to get even more valuable  
What is "reasonable compensation," anyway?  
The new deal on employee meals (and entertainment)  
Tax calendar  
MARCH 2018
Dynasty trusts are more valuable than ever  
Heed the warning signs of W-2 phishing scams  
Business owners: Brush up on bonus depreciation  
The changing face of personal exemptions and the standard deduction  
Take a look at the domestic production activities deduction  
Making 2017 retirement plan contributions in 2018  
Do you know the tax impact of your collectibles?  
When an elderly parent might qualify as your dependent  
Still important: The tax impact of business travel  
Help prevent tax identity theft by filing early  
Owner-employees need to stay up to speed on employment taxes  
4 financial planning tips for second marriages  
Tax calendar  


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