Posts Tagged ‘AGI’


4 Year-End Tax Planning Steps for Connecticut Taxpayers to Save Money

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The year-end will be here soon.  Here are 4 year-end tax planning steps for Connecticut taxpayers:

 


When to File Separate Tax Returns to Save Money

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Married couples have a choice when they file their income tax returns.  They can file as married filing jointly or as married filing separately.

 

Married Filing Jointly

Most married couples will file a joint income tax return.  There may be little or no tax savings so they choose to file jointly.

 


How (Almost) Everyone Can Have a Roth IRA

 

What’s the Benefit of a Roth IRA?

The benefit of having a Roth IRA is that if the account is open for at least 5 years and the account owner is at least 59 1/2, then all of the distributions from the Roth IRA are tax-free.  Additionally, unlike IRA’s, Roth IRA’s are not subject to the Required Minimum Distribution Rules (“RMD”) for either the taxpayer or the surviving spouse.  This allows for the account to grow … Continue reading »


How to Declare a Casualty Loss From Hurricane Sandy

 

Hurricane Sandy has left her mark.  This included power outages, significant property damage and, sadly loss of life.


5 Reasons Donors Should Give Appreciated Property

Donors should give appreciated property to their favorite charity. Appreciated property is property whose Fair Market Value exceeds the cost basis.  Cost basis is generally what was paid for an item.


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