Giving Real Estate to a Charity

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Giving real estate to charity is rewarding, but beware of tax traps Did you know that the eshttp://www.checkpointmarketing.net/docs/08_25_16_583802382_EPB_560x292.jpgtate of director John Hughes donated the family’s Illinois mansion to a nonprofit hospital? After allowing another charity to use the home for a fundraising event, the hospital sold the home and used the proceeds to expand its […]

Consolidate accounts and simplify your financial life

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  If you’ve accumulated many bank, investment and other financial accounts over the years, you might consider consolidating some of them. Having multiple accounts requires you to spend more time tracking and reconciling financial activities and can make it harder to keep a handle on how much you have and whether your money is being […]

Deducting education expenses for employees

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Deducting education expense — good for employer and employee! Training is one of the most sought after benefits of those entering the workplace. While most employee training, most employee training occurs in-house, as an alternative, area colleges and trade schools may be a great source of education in professional development. If you reimburse employees for […]

Now’s the time to start thinking about “bunching” — miscellaneous itemized deductions, that is

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  Many expenses that may qualify as miscellaneous itemized deductions are deductible only to the extent they exceed, in aggregate, 2% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Bunching these expenses into a single year may allow you to exceed this “floor.” So now is a good time to add up your potential deductions to date […]

Combining business and vacation travel: What can you deduct?

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If you go on a business trip within the United States and tack on some vacation days, you can deduct some of your expenses. But exactly what can you write off? Transportation expenses Transportation costs to and from the location of your business activity are 100% deductible as long as the primary reason for the […]

What to do with your old retirement plan when you change jobs

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First and foremost, don’t take a lump-sum distribution from your old employer’s retirement plan. It generally will be taxable and, if you’re under age 59½, subject to a 10% early-withdrawal penalty. Here are three alternatives: 1. Stay put. You may be able to leave your money in your old plan. But if you’ll be participating […]

HEARTBLEED BUG

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The “Heartbleed” bug has sent businesses and individuals into attack mode in order to prevent passwords from being disclosed, personal information from being compromised — and ultimately, assets from being stolen. The IRS issued the following statement about Heartbleed: “The IRS continues to accept tax returns as normal. Our systems continue operating and are not affected by this […]