IRA Distributions to Charity

Older taxpayers who plan to use IRA distributions to make charitable contributions should bear in mind that the favorable tax provision for doing is slated to expire at the end of this… Continue On +

Bonus Depreciation and 179 Deductions Set to Expire

If you have been trying to decide whether or not to buy a new piece of dental equipment or build out a space in your office, now may be the time.  Rules… Continue On +

Claiming the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

The Child and Dependent Care Credit can help offset some of the costs you pay for the care of your child, a dependent, or disabled spouse. Here are some facts you may… Continue On +

Tax Tips for Newlyweds

This time year is popular for weddings. So if you are a newlywed there are some important issues that need be taken care of—after the honeymoon. Now that you are married, your… Continue On +

Congress Puts Lid On Health Flexible Spending Arrangements

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (new health care law), employee contributions to health flexible spending arrangements (health FSA) are now being limited to a maximum pre-tax contribution… Continue On +

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Section 3 of the “Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)” previously defined “marriage” as a legal union between one man and one woman who are husband and wife, as well as a “spouse”… Continue On +

Fee on Insurance Policies to Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The Affordable Care Act establishes a private, nonprofit Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that is responsible for conducting comparative clinical effectiveness research and providing information to help health care providers evaluate and… Continue On +

Where’s My Refund?

There used to be a fast-food commercial where an old lady, with a crusty voice, yells “where’s the beef?!”  This year I have been reminded of that commercial many times because it… Continue On +