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Investing in Tax-Friendly Qualified Opportunity Zones

  • 13 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Investing in Tax-Friendly Qualified Opportunity Zones

Among the tax code changes brought on by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is a new tax-lowering investment tool called Qualified Opportunity Zones. Those willing to invest long-term in these Qualified Opportunity Zones, which are communities that are deemed economically distressed, receive special tax advantages. The longer you invest, the more tax savings you earn.

Keaco, LLC

  • 13 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Keaco, LLC
Mark Keatts was at the top of his game selling electronic packaging solutions when he was forced to shift gears. It was the late 1980s and surface mounted components were just being introduced, which changed electronic packaging dramatically. 

Feb 2019 Shavano Living

  • 5 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Feb 2019 Shavano Living

Love is in the air, which means wedding bells aren’t far behind. And while taxes may not be first on your mind as you consider tying the knot, they shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, marriage changes everything, taxes included.

Feb 2019 Building Savvy

  • 5 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Feb 2019 Building Savvy

While the decision shouldn’t be taken lightly and could incur significant costs, reviewing your options should be something you do on a regular basis, similar to performing regular maintenance on a vehicle, so it continues to run smoothly. Even seemingly small changes could signify a tax structure modification is in order.

#MeToo Plaintiffs Face Big Tax Woes

  • 5 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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#MeToo Plaintiffs Face Big Tax Woes

It’s been nearly a year since we brought you news that most plaintiffs are now taxed on their entire personal settlement reward while their attorneys are still on the hook for income taxes on what they receive. At the time, we assumed the problem would be cleared up within months, but it’s still in full effect. Among the most shocking victims? Sexual harassment plaintiffs and their attorneys.

2019 San Antonio Small Business Outlook

  • 22 January 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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2019 San Antonio Small Business Outlook

Experts have mixed opinions about the health of our economy in 2019 but, for the most part, it’s a great time to be an entrepreneur in San Antonio. Tech, manufacturing, and healthcare—the leading industries—are expected to grow 7-15% by 2023. Large employers like Oracle, Rackspace, USAA, HCA, Martin Marietta, Christus Health and Accenture dominate the list, but more and more supporting small businesses are thriving as they provide research, development, and services. 

Sell Online? How the Wayfair Sales Tax Ruling Affects You

  • 15 January 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Sell Online? How the Wayfair Sales Tax Ruling Affects You

Wayfair is an online home décor store transforming the way we shop for things like rugs, couches and dining tables on the internet. But, with a recent loss in the U.S. Supreme Court, the e-commerce site is also transforming what sales taxes even small and mid-sized retailers are required to collect online. 

The British Royals’ New IRS Troubles

  • 7 January 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 200
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The British Royals’ New IRS Troubles
The IRS might soon find out more than it’s ever known about the British Royal Family’s worth. Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married, the couple will need to file U.S. taxes.

Donor-Advised Funds for Charitable Giving

  • 20 December 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Donor-Advised Funds for Charitable Giving

The National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) reports a record-breaking rise in donor-advised funds for charitable giving. Charities received more than $19 billion from these funds last year, which have grown in popularity due to the new tax laws. 

You May Lose Your Charitable Deduction This Year

  • 11 December 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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You May Lose Your Charitable Deduction This Year

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) changes the way most taxpayers will be able to deduct donations. Whether giving results in more or fewer tax benefits depends on highly individualized factors. The bottom line, however, is that seemingly huge new tax breaks may not pan out for even generous givers if they don’t rethink their tax strategies. 

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