Strategies to reduce AMT

Strategies to reduce AMT

About 4 million taxpayers each year get hit with the alternative minimum tax. Yet there are strategies for investors to try to mitigate or avoid the AMT.

Five benefits of a SEP IRA to share with small business owners

Five benefits of a SEP IRA to share with small business owners

While clients who own businesses may be focused on day-to-day business activity, they may not be planning for retirement. In fact, the Small Business Administration reported in 2012 that more than 9 million self-employed individuals lacked retirement plan coverage, and that only 19.5% of workers in firms with less than 100 employees participated in a

Don’t get tripped up by the new tax thresholds

Don’t get tripped up by the new tax thresholds

While the new federal tax law brought good news for most taxpayers, there may be confusion for others trying to determine when certain tax provisions apply. The tax reform items are linked to income thresholds with different definitions of “income.” It is important for clients to understand the impact of the legislation on their 2013

Five tax-saving strategies for 2013

Five tax-saving strategies for 2013

With marginal tax rates rising for higher income levels, the reduction of some tax preference items, and a new Medicare investment income surtax, income tax planning should be a priority. Here are five strategies that clients can use to mitigate tax obligations today. 1. Invest in municipal bonds for tax-free income Municipal bonds become more