Winter weather may still be hanging around, but for financially-minded folks, a different kind of chill is in the air – tax season is upon us! While April 15th might feel like a distant date on the horizon, it's approaching rapidly. This begs the question: early-bird filing or a last-minute scramble? There is no magical, one-size-fits-all answer; it all boils down to your unique financial situation and goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tax credits are powerful tools that directly reduce your tax liability, dollar for dollar. Unlike deductions designed to reduce your taxable income, tax credits directly reduce the amount of tax you owe. Tax credits are a great way to save money on your taxes because they can help to reduce your overall tax burden or even entitle you to a tax refund. Read on to learn more about the tax credits you don’t want to miss - and how to determine your eligibility.
June isn't just a time for soaking up the early summer sun; it's the most popular month for couples to get married. About 10.8% of engaged couples will set a date sometime in June, which edges out August for the most wedding-saturated month of the year. Whether you’re having a small or large ceremony, a reception for 20 or 200, you have likely been making plans for months or even years. In the midst of all the excitement, you probably won’t be thinking about your tax filing status. When tax time rolls around next year, here’s the information you’ll need regarding how tax filing status changes for married couples.
The April tax deadline is looming. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you may be debating whether to hire a CPA or do them yourself. If you do decide to engage a professional, must they be a CPA? Knowing when the time is right to bring in a CPA can help you run your business more successfully. So… when do you need to hire a CPA for tax preparation?
Love it or hate it, tax time is looming large. (Not that we think many of you love it, unless of course you’re receiving a tidy sum in a refund). All through the winter, and into spring, you try to stop thinking about it (or you've completely forgotten), but the deadline is drawing very near. You are supposed to get your taxes filed before the 18th of April, and there's no time left to tip-toe around the topic. With just days to go, tax time is truly upon us! Do you need an extension?
Three kinds of taxpayers are doing their taxes incorrectly: those who are waiting for a refund, those who are dreading doing their taxes, afraid of owing as much as they did in the prior year, and those who have actually haven't got a clue as to what their taxes will look like once the dust settles. What they all have in common is insufficient planning, and each of them should take time to sit down with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and start planning for next year - because good tax planning never leaves money on the table.