“Tis impossible to be sure of anything except death and taxes.” It’s a notion that’s normally attributed to Benjamin Franklin. However, the first mention of the idea is from a 1716 book by Christopher Bullock, The Cobler of Preston. Whoever said it first, it remains true; you can’t escape dealing with taxes. Whether you believe […]
Working with an experienced attorney to create a will rarely seems urgent. Few start the day thinking their time is short and then call an experienced attorney to help get your affairs in order.
Whether you are young and single, a parent or entering your twilight years, the time to make a will is now. There […]
2018 is almost up and you are probably looking forward to the holiday with lots of activities. The end of the year is very important to any business as many countries have their financial year run from January to December.
As a business, it’s important that you check if your accounting records reflect what you’ve been […]
It may seem incomprehensible but making a gift out of the kindness of your heart may leave you on the hook for taxes. The IRS expects people who transfer things of value to friends or loved ones to also pay taxes even when you receive no consideration in return.
Before dubbing the IRS the “Scrooge” of […]
We mostly grumble about having to pay the tax man. The government, reeling in debt, paying millions to other countries for aid, comes along and wants to take a chunk of our hard-earned money! What for? We might wonder. Well, there are good reasons why we should be thankful that we pay taxes, for some […]
Between interactive software programs and simplifications to the federal code, filing your taxes may be easier than it has been in decades.
If you’re an hourly or salaried employee, perhaps you can sidestep the cost of hiring professional help. But if you own a business, manage a trust or have multiple investments, filing your taxes may […]
In terms of filing taxes, the world can be broken into four basic groups. There are those citizens who happily pay every April because they believe it is their civic duty. The second group pony up, begrudgingly, because they are responsible Americans. The third class pays because they recognize the ominous power of the IRS. […]
Closing a business means a life transition. It’s usually a stressful time even if you really wanted the change. However, you shouldn’t forget that closing your business calls for meeting several tax obligations. It’s the same whether you are self-employed and have incorporated or you’re shuttering your small business and letting your employees go. Your […]
If the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 taught everyday Americans one thing, it’s that politicians have vastly different ideas about fair and equitable taxation. Each state has its own standards about how much to tax people on income, real estate, personal property, retail sales and even automobiles in some places.
With tax reform […]