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Retiring & Your Taxes

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Retiring & Your Taxes

While taxes, in general, are a constant, tax codes are ever changing. Each year presents a different set of tax implications when it comes to retirement. If you're planning on retiring soon, congratulations! Enjoy and celebrate, but also take some time to understand how retiring right now will influence your future tax returns. 

Real Estate Investments and Your Taxes

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Real Estate Investments and Your Taxes

Do you invest in commercial real estate? You don't need to be a mogul to do it, and certain tax advantage can make it worthwhile. Some recent tax changes should be noted, however, even for those who aren't new to investing in commercial real estate as part of their portfolio. 

How Hobbies Get Taxed

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How Hobbies Get Taxed

Hobbies are a great distraction from the hustle and bustle of work. If you're retired, they can be equally fulfilling. Over time, some of us become so good at our hobbies that they start providing income for us. How many gardeners, crafters, bakers, woodworkers, photographers, and other hobbyists do you know who have found an extra source of income doing what they love? Are you among them?

The Skinny On Offshore Accounts

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The Skinny On Offshore Accounts

You've likely heard the term "offshore accounts" - perhaps holding your money in one has been recommended to you before. The name may conjure images of the Swiss Alps or a sandy Caribbean beach since Switzerland and the Cayman Island are two popular hubs for the financial vehicles. But what is an offshore account? Are they legal? And would it be a practical tool for an average person?

Top Money Mistake Startup Businesses Make

Top Money Mistake Startup Businesses Make

About 50 percent of new U.S. companies fail in their first five years. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), 34 percent close before their second year in business. Some of the worst performing companies are in the fields of transportation, communications/utilities, retail, construction and manufacturing. Starting a business in one of these industries is definitely an uphill battle. But it’s certainly a battle that can be won.

Deducting Vehicle Expenses the Right Way

Deducting Vehicle Expenses the Right Way

If you’re thinking of purchasing a dedicated company vehicle or using your own vehicle for company business, or if you already have a business vehicle, we wanted to share some great tax advantages that can often be overlooked when you claim this deduction.

Is Hiring Family a Good Idea?

Is Hiring Family a Good Idea?

While family businesses are more common than not, mixing relatives and money can be a source of great tension. There are ways, however, to increase success when making family a part of your business.

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