More Updates about Health Care Reform

  • December 3, 2010

IRS has issued the second wave of detailed guidance on the small employer health insurance credit created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and proposed regs phase in next year's e-file mandate. Read more about recent health care reform updates.

Year-End Tax Planning: Actions to Take to Save Taxes

  • November 5, 2010

The midterm elections have changed the Congressional landscape, with Republicans winning control of the House of Representatives and picking up seats in the Senate. Even so, it's still too early to know exactly how this will affect open tax issues for 2010 and 2011. In short, year-end planning—which always involves some educated guesswork—is a bigger challenge this year than in past years.

Introducing a new service: the Health Care Reform Tax Plan

  • November 1, 2010

Health Care Reform will affect your business. Our Health Care Reform Tax Plan ensures that you are not caught off guard by complicated new regulations, and that you are able to take advantage of available incentives.

2010 Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

  • November 1, 2010

2010 year-end tax planning involves consideration of tax laws going into effect in 2011 as much it involves tax provisions effective this year. Some tax incentives that expired for businesses at the end of 2009 have been resurrected for 2010 (and 2011 in some cases), including bonus depreciation and small business expensing. However, with higher tax rates set for 2011, traditional planning techniques, such acceleration and deferral, may require more thought this year especially.

2010 Year-End Tax Planning for Individuals Presents Unique Challenges

  • November 1, 2010

As the end of 2010 quickly approaches, individual taxpayers should start to execute valuable year-end tax strategies. However, year-end tax planning for 2010 is especially unique, and a bit more complicated, due to the current uncertainty looming over a number of expiring tax cuts.

Gifting in 2010 – Planning for Terminally Ill Clients

  • July 29, 2010

It appears unlikely that Congress will pass any transfer tax reform in 2010. As a result, 2010 could be the best of times for gifting by affluent clients. Part I of this article on gifting in 2010 by noted author and planning expert John J. Scroggin considered the multiple factors that encourage making gifts this year. Part II covered select gift planning opportunities available this year. Part III of the article, below, covers 2010 strategies and planning for terminally ill clients.

2Q Update: Important Tax Developments

  • July 8, 2010

The following is a summary of the most important tax developments that have occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments or your business.

FAQ: Can I Deduct the Cost Incurred Doing Charitable Work?

  • July 2, 2010

Q. I spend 20 hours every week cooking meals and delivering them to an organization that feeds the hungry and homeless. Am I entitled to a deduction for my time and the food I pay for out of my own money?

FAQ: What Tax Legislation is Congress Expected to Pass This Year?

  • June 2, 2010

At the start of 2010, Congress had a full tax agenda. As summer approaches, many tax bills remain unfinished, most notably an estate tax bill. Other important tax legislation is also on Congress's agenda for action before year-end. Including: Estate tax, Individual tax rates, Capital gains and dividends, Child tax credit and more.