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Home Sweet Home Office Deductions

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Home Sweet Home Office Deductions
Work from home regularly? Many people do these days. Thanks to technology, an increasing number of executives and business owners find that working from home can be just as productive as heading into the office. You can even get a tax deduction for your home office if you meet IRS criteria.

Giving Back & Your Taxes

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Giving Back & Your Taxes
‘Tis the season for giving, but consider how recent tax changes affect your charitable contributions before you open your wallet. Whether your donations result in lower taxes depends on highly individualized factors. Seemingly huge tax breaks may not pan out for even generous givers who haven’t rethought their tax strategies. Those strategies now include tools like donor-advised funds.

The Hidden Danger Of Employee Theft

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The Hidden Danger Of Employee Theft
If you’re a business owner, you may feel that you’ve built up a sixth sense when it comes to choosing the right business partners and customers. Fraud is all around us these days, after all, and it’s important to know who to trust. But it’s not just strangers who find us vulnerable. Your employees could be stealing from you. The problem can be especially devastating for small business owners, who surprisingly tend to lose the most.

5 IRS Audit Mistakes to Avoid

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5 IRS Audit Mistakes to Avoid
The IRS audits about one million taxpayers each year. While the agency is understaffed, that doesn’t mean you’ll slip through the cracks. IRS software automates the selection process now by flagging returns that show abnormalities: Perhaps the return deviates from what’s normally filed, or it’s been linked to a family member, investor, or business partner who is being audited. Also, the more money you make, the more likely you are to be audited.

Surprising Taxes On Alernative Investments

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Surprising Taxes On Alernative Investments
As your net worth grows, your financial advisor may suggest diversifying your portfolio with alternative investments. These assets can include gold and real estate. Cryptocurrencies are another emerging investment area. The amount you invest and how you invest in these alternative areas, however, can affect your taxes in surprising ways.

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?

Love and Taxes

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  • 5 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Love and Taxes

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.

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