The Need for Estate Planning

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MSP, AEP With the basic exclusion amount over $11.5 million and growing, along with the availability to port a married decedent’s unused exclusion, most individuals will not have a federal or state estate tax liability. For this and other reasons, many Americans are wrongfully thinking there is no longer the need for estate planning. This … Continued

SECURE Act: Changes to IRA Contributions and Retirement Plan Distributions

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP The SECURE Act made several positive changes including expanding the availability of being able to contribute to an IRA beyond age 70 ½ and increasing the age to 72 for when individuals have to begin taking retirement plan distributions. The Act, with certain exceptions, does away with the “stretch IRA” and replaces it … Continued

Bunching Charitable Contributions Using a Donor Advised Fund

Posted by Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, AEP In the aftermath of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), many taxpayers who used to be able to itemize deductions prior to 2018, now find themselves not being able to itemize and claiming the standard deduction. For 2019, the standard deduction is $24,400 for a married couple and $12,200 for a single … Continued

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Mid-Year Update

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has altered the tax landscape for a lot of individuals and businesses. The changes are extensive and we wanted to provide a high-level overview of some of the features to keep you informed. 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Things to Consider Now

Congress is enacting the biggest tax reform law in thirty years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family, and your business calculate your federal income tax bill, and the amount of federal tax you will pay.

Year-End Planning With Losses Can Save Taxes

Yearend planning with losses may seem like a whole lot of work for nothing, but different categories of losses have different hoops you have to jump through, so understanding the rules is key to getting the most out of your losses.