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Supporting a Non-Profit: The Tax Benefits of Charitable Gift Annuities

Donating to a non-profit organization supports a cause that is meaningful to the contributor, but to those who are 70 1⁄2 or older, it also offers significant tax advantages. One such method is through Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs). This financial tool allows donors to make substantial charitable contributions while also securing a steady income stream for themselves. If you're eligible, here's how you can leverage CGAs to save on your taxes while contributing to a non-profit you care about.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Mar 21 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Your Tax Refund

Though it’s common knowledge that taxes are one of life's few certainties, taxes can certainly feel complicated and confusing at times. For some filers, tax season is a stressful scramble for receipts, forms, and information. For others, the season brings the welcome news of a tax refund - a nice chunk of change heading back into your pocket when the process concludes for the year. Still, the path your tax refund takes from the time you file to when you actually receive your money can feel like it's shrouded in mystery. What factors affect how long it takes to arrive? And, once it does, what are some of the wisest ways to put your windfall to use?

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What U.S. Taxpayers Should Know about 2023 IRS Inflation Adjustments

While many routines in life remain consistent, the tax code isn't one of them. Every year brings adjustments, and 2023 is no exception to that rule. Several vital changes, driven by inflation, have impacted everything from tax brackets to retirement contributions, but don’t fret - some of the changes might even be beneficial. Read through to get a clear breakdown of what's new, and the ways in which it will (or will not) affect your tax status this year. If you need expert tax advice or clarification on any of these adjustments, arrange a meeting with your CPA or other professional tax preparer.

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Shifting Into 2024: Financial Planning for Prosperity in the New Year

As we approach the end of the year, we want to extend warm wishes to you and your loved ones. The team at Myrick CPA hopes this finds you in good spirits, anticipating the fresh opportunities and successes the New Year will bring.

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Get Your Personal Finances in Order Before the End of the Year

As the end of the year approaches, and the trajectory of our lives seems to speed up towards the holidays, it’s a good idea to take a moment and consider your financial situation. Getting your finances in order before the year ends can provide peace of mind, positioning you for a smooth segue into the new year. Whether you want to pay off debt, save more for retirement, or simply create an updated budget to help achieve your financial goals, now is an ideal time to take action.

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Mastering Your Game Plan for the 2024 Tax Season

The seasons may change, but one thing remains a constant - the inevitability of tax season. Now, as the year winds to a close and the fall leaves have painted the town in shades of amber and gold, it's the perfect time to set the stage for a seamless preparation of next year's tax returns - so start early and you'll find yourself mastering the 2024 tax season.

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Posted by: Charles P Myrick CPA Posted on: Nov 02 2023

How to Survive a Tax Audit

Facing an IRS audit can be a daunting experience, to say the least, but it doesn’t have to be your worst nightmare. Being prepared and staying cooperative with the IRS in every way can significantly ease the stress of the process and protect your rights. Calling in a professional, such as an enrolled agent who is authorized to negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, can streamline the entire process and take that weight off your shoulders. Let’s explore some essential strategies that can help you learn how to survive a tax audit.

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Tax Credits for EVs: Powering Up Your Financial Strategy

As society navigates the ever-evolving landscape of sustainable transportation, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a powerful force in reducing emissions. EVs aren't just advantageous from an eco-conscious standpoint, either. They can also be an essential part of your overall financial strategy, thanks to a variety of tax credits and incentives on both the federal and state levels. Learn more about how Tax Credits for EVs can help power up your financial strategy.

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Discover the Tax Benefits for Historic Designation of Your DC Home

Preserving the character and historic charm of the historic homes in Washington, DC isn't just a matter of pride; it's also an investment in the city's rich cultural heritage. The District of Columbia offers a range of tax credits to incentivize homeowners to protect and maintain historic properties. If you own a historic home in the District, explore the potential tax benefits for historic designation of your DC home.

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Tax Benefits and Eligibility for Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 represents a significant milestone in U.S. tax legislation. Designed to address economic concerns and support various sectors of the economy, this legislation brings several key tax benefits to American taxpayers. Delve into the details of this complex yet vital piece of legislation.

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