Last-Minute Tips for Your 2020 Personal Return

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, tax season. Individual taxpayers have until April 15, 2021, to pay Uncle Sam for taxes owed for 2020. (Remember, you can extend the deadline for filing your return until October 15, but you can’t extend the deadline for paying what you owe...

5 Valuable Tax Credits for 2020 Individual Returns

Individuals who are eligible for federal income tax credits can significantly lower their tax obligations. It’s important to differentiate between tax credits and tax deductions. A credit usually provides greater tax savings than a deduction, because a credit...

The Status of Temporary COVID Tax Relief Measures After the New Law

Before President Trump signed the latest economic stimulus law, several temporary COVID-19-related federal tax relief measures were set to expire on December 31, 2020. This article explains the current status of eight important temporary relief measures and whether...

Add Spendthrift Language to a Trust to Safeguard Its Assets

Protecting assets from creditors is a critical aspect of estate planning, but you need to think about more than just your own creditors: You also need to consider your heirs’ creditors. Adding spendthrift language to a trust benefiting your heirs can help...