Whenever you do work for a company as an independent contractor, they should ask you to fill out a W-9. This document is used by the company to file 1099s for individuals and non-corporate entities to whom they have paid more than $600 in a calendar year. Independent contractor services include but are not limited to Continue reading
With the costs of college and other post-secondary education continually rising, clients often ask about effective methods of planning for their children’s future education costs.
Though there are several methods of planning for future education costs, one popular technique is to use a 529 plan. Continue reading
TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) 2017 took away employee business expenses, along with much of our ability to itemize. In particular, we can now deduct mortgage interest on only $750k of debt and are limited to a deduction of $10k/yr. for SALT deductions. On a positive note, the Pease Limitation – which reduced itemized deductions for high earners, is gone along with AMT for most high-income taxpayers. Continue reading
Backdoor Roth IRAs are a frequently-discussed topic on physician blogs and social media sites. But most conversations assume you understand basic investing concepts that many novice investors don’t. I’ve written this post as a reference guide for anyone who needs help with the mechanics on how to set up a backdoor Roth IRA. Continue reading
[This post is part of a multi-part series on the new 199(A) deduction. Be sure and check out our blog during the second week of each month to see the next case study. For an explanation of the basics of this deduction, please review this post.]
Today’s case study is going to look at when the 199(A) deduction may be limited by overall taxable income. Continue reading
[This post is part of a multi-part series on the new 199(A) deduction. Be sure and check out our blog during the second week of each month to see the next case study. If you are looking for the basics of what this deduction is, please check out this post.]
Today’s case study is going to look at how the 199(A) deduction varies depending on the type of business being operated. Continue reading
In this month’s video, I explained a couple of the goals when we complete a tax projection for clients. For some taxpayers, a tax projection can have many moving parts making the assistance of a tax advisor essential. For others, this process can be completed without outside help. The main category of people that this would apply for is those with W-2 jobs. To help those folks out, here is a step-by-step guide to calculating whether you have the proper paycheck withholding. This is a good basic plan for anyone and can be tweaked for more complicated circumstances. Continue reading
Do you own your own business/practice? Does your income vary during the year, or even from year to year? Would you like to know if you are going to have to pay in, or maybe get a refund, before your taxes are finalized? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this video about tax projections is for you!