Reduce Your Tax Liability with Estate and Gift Tax Planning

  • December 22, 2011

written by Brenda Logsdon In addition to discussing different estate planning techniques, this article includes information about making gifts to children...

Fate of Bush-Era Tax Cuts Derails Super Committee

  • December 13, 2011

Congress’ Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the so-called “super committee”) failed to reach an agreement by its November 23 deadline...

Year-End Investment Strategies for 2011 Worth a Look

  • December 13, 2011

As 2011 winds down, investors should consider several last-minute strategies to improve their bottom line tax liability. Many of these strategies...

New Law Repeals 3% Government Withholding, Provides Hiring Credit for Veterans and More

  • December 2, 2011

On November 21, President Obama signed into law the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act. The new law does much...

New Capital Gain & Loss Cost Reporting Rules For 2011

  • December 2, 2011

written by Kevin Hogan Prior to 2011, your investment broker was required to report to the IRS gross proceeds you received...

IRS Won’t Tax Personal Use of Employer-Provided Cell Phones

  • December 1, 2011

The IRS has announced in its recent Notice 2011-72, that it will not tax employees’ personal use of their employer-provided cell...

New Hire Retention Credit

  • November 29, 2011

written by Melinda Thurman This is article number five in our series of Tax Credits. The previous articles can be found...

Tax Legislation Moves Forward Slowly

  • November 3, 2011

Tax legislation took a small step forward in October with passage of three trade agreements and a related trade bill. Although...

Year-End Charitable Giving Can Benefit Your 2011 Tax Bottom-Line

  • November 2, 2011

Charitable contributions traditionally peak at the end of the year-end. While tax savings may not be your prime motivator for making...