Congress predicted to pass early stimulus bill for Obama to sign

  • January 5, 2009

The new Congress is predicted to act quickly in January to pass stimulus legislation that President Barack Obama to sign when he takes office, according to a tax aide to a Republican member of the Senate. A second round of stimulus checks is unlikely, according to the aide. However, there are proposals for a payroll tax holiday.

Jumpstarting the 2009 tax year

  • January 5, 2009

Happy New Year! As 2009 gets underway, and you prepare for the 2008 filing season, it's important not to overlook a number of valuable tax planning opportunities that apply right away to the 2009 tax year. Here are 10 considerations for tax planning as 2009 starts.