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New Tax Legislation Requires Planning

Though many taxpayers appreciate the income tax cuts in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed late last year, others are skeptical that it will simplify their tax planning. With every simplification, there are many more tax issues that still require planning to realize extra tax benefits. Here are seven of them: Planning for…

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Alert: Expired Home and Education Tax Breaks Revived

Congress passed a federal budget bill in early February that revived dozens of expired tax breaks for the 2017 tax year. They include a deduction for education expenses as well as several tax breaks for homeowners. If you have not yet filed your 2017 tax return, please be aware these late changes are retroactive to…

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Taxes and Virtual Currencies: What You Need To Know

Virtual currencies are all the rage lately. Here are some tax consequences you must know if you decide to dip your toe in that world. The IRS is paying close attention The first thing to know is that the IRS is scrutinizing virtual currency transactions, so if you live in the U.S. you’ll have to…

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What The Tax Reform Act Means For You

Congress has passed a tax reform act that will take effect in 2018, ushering in some of the most significant tax changes in three decades. There are a lot of changes in the new act, which was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017. This letter serves as an overview of the significant changes that…

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Reap The Benefits of Hiring Your Child For The Summer

Reap The Benefits of Hiring Your Child For The Summer

Hiring your children to work in your business can be a win-win situation for everyone. Your kids will earn money, gain real-life experience in the workplace, and learn what you do every day. And, you will reap a few tax benefits in the process. Before you decide if hiring your child is the right thing…

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Everyone Knows Someone Who Missed the Boat

Missed Tax Deadline

 This year’s April 18 tax deadline has come and gone, but not everyone has filed a 2016 tax return. Some have missed the boat!  Many taxpayers who should file simply do not. Common culprits are older, retired parents, and young adults who are new to tax filing requirements. Here are just a few reasons these…

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Be Tax Wise When Withdrawing your Retirement Savings

Be Tax Wise When Withdrawing your Retirement Savings

You’ve spent years saving for retirement, but now it’s time to plan the best way to manage your retirement savings withdrawals. Here is a potential method to help maximize your funds using a tax-advantaged strategy. First, look at Social Security and pensions. You can use these funds for daily living much the same as you…

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Alimony In The IRS Spotlight

Alimony In The IRS Spotlight

A couple of years ago, the U.S. Treasury released a report highlighting a disturbing level of non-compliance in alimony reporting on tax returns. Since the report was released, the IRS has increased the scrutiny they place on tax returns with these claims. If you file a tax return involving alimony, make sure you know the facts…

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Dana McGuffin CPA Wins Best of the Best CPA 7th Year in a Row

You did it again, friends! Thank you for choosing us as Southlake’s Best of the Best CPA Firm for the 7th year in a row! We have been honored to be voted Southlake’s best CPA firm since 2011 and it’s our privilege to serve community businesses, ministries, and churches. Thank you for the opportunity to…

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