Using a Trust to Help Financially Straightened Family Members

Even though there are signs that interest rates are likely to rise in the near future, they remain low for now. This means that the benefits of making intrafamily loans remain compelling. Not only can you assist loved ones with favorable terms, but you may be able to...

A cost segregation study is one way to boost cash flow

If your business is planning to buy, build or substantially improve real property, a cost segregation study can help you accelerate depreciation deductions, reducing your taxes and boosting your cash flow. Even if you’ve invested in real property in previous years,...

Worker Classification is Still Important

In 2020 and 2021, many companies have experienced “workforce fluctuations.” If your business has engaged independent contractors to address staffing needs, be careful that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. Tax obligations The question of...

Taking Marketability Discounts on Controlling Interests

In a business valuation context, the term “marketability” refers to the ability to quickly convert property to cash at minimal cost. While publicly traded stocks are readily marketable, interests in private companies typically require substantial time,...

5 Tax Planning Tips for Retirees

There’s a common misconception that, when you retire, your tax bills shrink, your tax returns become simpler and tax planning is a thing of the past. That may be true for some, but many people find that the combination of Social Security, pensions and withdrawals from...

Oops, You Overfunded Your 529 Plan

Some might consider it a good problem to have: saving too much money for college. But if the money is held in a Section 529 college savings plan, there could be tax consequences to overfunding the account. The tax man giveth 529 plans are tax-advantaged accounts...

Are you liable for “nanny taxes”?

If you employ household workers — which may include nannies, babysitters, housekeepers, cooks, gardeners, health care workers and other employees — it’s important to understand your tax obligations, commonly referred to as “nanny taxes.” Here’s a quick review. Which...