Could You Save on Taxes with a QOZ Investment?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new tax incentive to defer (and possibly even eliminate) capital gains taxes by investing in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ). What is a Qualified Opportunity Zone? A Qualified Opportunity Zone is an economically distressed community. For an area to

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Do You Have Foreign Assets or Bank Accounts?

If you have a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, trust, or other type of foreign financial account, exceeding certain thresholds, the Bank Secrecy Act may require you to report the account yearly to

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Tax Scams – Protect Yourself

There are many tax scams out there with the purpose of stealing your identity, stealing your money, or filing fraudulent tax returns using your private information. Tax scammers work year-round, not just during tax season, and target virtually everyone. Stay alert to the ways criminals pose as

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Depreciation Options Under the New Tax Law

When a business acquires an asset that will last longer than a year, the cost of the asset must be expensed over time to match the asset’s life instead of being deducted all at once. This treatment increases taxes in the short term, and the tax code

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How to Avoid IRS “Red Flags”

Undergoing the scrutiny of an IRS audit is liable to put any taxpayer on edge. While it may seem like the IRS randomly hands out audit notices like candy to unlucky victims, there are some best practices you can put in place in order to avoid inadvertently

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TCJA Mortgage Interest Limitations

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 changed both the type of mortgage interest that can be deducted as well as the amount of interest that can be deducted.  Acquisition Debt vs. Equity Debt The first step to untangling these new limitations is to distinguish between

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