The tax impact of the TCJA on estate planning

July 2, 2018

The massive changes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made to income taxes have garnered the most attention. But the new law also made major changes to gift and estate taxes. While the TCJA didn’t repeal these taxes, it did significantly reduce the number…

Paul Newman Explains the Benefits of Donating Appreciated Stock.

June 25, 2018

In the 1959 film The Young Philadelphians, Paul Newman plays a promising lawyer trying to handle his social and professional problems while climbing the ranks in Philadelphia. In this scene, he explains the income tax benefits of donating appreciated stock to one of his clients….

Factor in state and local taxes when deciding where to live in retirement

June 18, 2018

Many Americans relocate to another state when they retire. If you’re thinking about such a move, state and local taxes should factor into your decision.   Income, property and sales tax Choosing a state that has no personal income tax may appear to be the…

Be aware of the tax consequences before selling your home

June 11, 2018

In many parts of the country, summer is peak season for selling a home. If you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, you’re probably thinking about things like how quickly it will sell and how much you’ll get for it. But don’t…

The TCJA changes some rules for deducting pass-through business losses

June 4, 2018

It’s not uncommon for businesses to sometimes generate tax losses. But the losses that can be deducted are limited by tax law in some situations. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) further restricts the amount of losses that sole proprietors, partners, S corporation shareholders…