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Accelerating your property tax deduction to reduce your 2016 tax bill

Smart timing of deductible expenses can reduce your tax liability, and poor timing can unnecessarily increase it.

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Family mission statements promote a harmonious estate plan

Typically, much of the estate planning process focuses on money. But the most successful estate plans are founded on relationships.

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A brief overview of the President-elect’s tax plan for individuals

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States and Republicans have retained control of both chambers of Congress, an overha

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How accounting estimates are audited

Measuring accounting estimates involves some level of uncertainty.

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Are Casualty and Theft Losses Deductible?

Casualty and theft losses can be tax deductible but are hard to claim. 

First you need to determine what is a casualty loss?

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3 ways to get started on next year’s budget

As the year winds down, business owners have a lot to think about. One item that you should keep top of mind is next year’s budget.

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It’s time to “harvest” investment losses

If you hold investments outside of tax-advantaged retirement plans, you may be able to take steps before year end to reduce your 2016 tax liability

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Mentoring can make your succession plan better

The owners of many companies launch their enterprises with a business plan — a written document outlining the company’s strategic objectives and pr

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The tax-smart way to replace a business vehicle

Although a vehicle’s value typically drops fairly rapidly, the tax rules limit the amount of annual depreciation that can be claimed on most cars a

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Depreciation-related breaks offer 2016 tax savings on business real estate

Commercial buildings and improvements generally are depreciated over 39 years, which essentially means you can deduct a portion of the cost every y

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Private foundations aren’t only for the rich and famous

If creating a family legacy of charitable giving is important to you, a private foundation might be the right estate planning vehicle.

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What the self-employed need to know about employment taxes

In addition to income tax, you must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on earned income, such as salary and self-employment income.

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