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Reminder: Columbus Day and Tax Planning

Columbus Day is a federal holiday here in the United States. It’s also celebrated in many countries in central and south America and also the Caribbean. In 2020, it’s observed here in the US on October 12 and can serve as a useful reminder of the time to file your taxes if you requested an

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Home Office Deductions and COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic still going on, you may be spending more time working from your home office. You may have taken some extra rooms for your business use. Is that okay? Section 280A(c) states that you may claim a home office based on the portion of the dwelling that you use exclusively and regularly

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Moving to Texas?

The 2020 Texas Relocation Report reported that 86,164 Californians moved to Texas.  According to NerdWallet’s Cost of Living Calculator, housing costs are 75% lower in Houston versus San Francisco.  Food costs are 30% lower; transportation costs are 31% lower and so on.  If you’re considering moving to a different state, taxes in the new state

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COVID-19 Pandemic May Create Tax Benefit Opportunities For You And Your Family

The COVID-19 Pandemic May Create Tax Benefit Opportunities For You And Your Family members. For example, you could hire your under-age-18 children, pay them, say, $10,000 each, and they could pay zero federal income taxes. And you or your corporation, the employer, would deduct the $10,000 you paid to each of the children. The child

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Covid Update

The Coronavirus has wrecked the economy and the impact on small business has been enormous. Congress is trying to help. The Republican National Hispanic Assembly is pleased to present GLO’s Carl Glaw who has been sifting through the legislation and will share what he has learned about how your business can benefit and maybe even

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What Does the SECURE Act Do For Your Retirement Planning?

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act changed the landscape for retirement and savings planning. Here are eight important reminders about this new law: You can’t use contributions made in 2020 but applied to 2019 for any SECURE Act provisions that apply to contributions made after December 31, 2019. If you inherit

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New Crypto Tax Info

The IRS recently issued new cryptocurrency guidance and is hot on your trail if you bought and sold cryptocurrency and didn’t report it on your tax return. Here are the tax basics. You’ll treat cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes: If you receive bitcoin in exchange for your services, then your income is the fair

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Retired, Still Working and Paying Taxes

If you are self-employed, you have much to think about as you enter your senior years, and that includes retirement savings and Medicare. Here a few thoughts that will help. Keep Making Retirement Account Contributions, and Make Extra “Catch-up” Contributions Too Self-employed individuals who are age 50 and older as of the applicable year-end can

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Your Taxes and Vacant Lot Investments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) likely requires that you rethink the tax strategies you were using on your vacant land investments. And the TCJA changes may be such that you have to rethink vacant land as an investment, at least for the years impacted by the TCJA. Overview The vacant lot and unproductive

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What You Should Know About the New Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement

The new individual coverage HRA (ICHRA) has much to offer a small business (businesses with fewer than 50 employees). In this client letter, we give you nine insights into the new ICHRA. Insight 1. Application of the Class Size Rule The class size requirement applies only if you (a) offer a traditional group health plan

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