Posts Tagged ‘Medical Expense’


7 Ways The 2017 Tax Bill Affects Connecticut Taxpayers

 

 

1) Decrease in Income Tax Rates

 

The 2018 income tax rates are as follows:

Single                                        Married Filing Joint 10%  up to $9,525                      Up to $19,050 12% $9,526 to $38,700               $19,051 to $77,400 22% $38,701 … Continue reading »


The Last (Really BIG) Tax-Free Gift

Under current federal estate tax law there is an exclusion up to $5.12 million in 2012. Taxable estates above this amount are taxed at 35%. This exclusion is scheduled to decrease to $1 million beginning in 2013. The tax rate will also increase to 55%. This exclusion can be used either at death or during life.  In other words, the federal estate tax and the federal gift tax are unified.

There is speculation that Congress won’t allow this exclusion to … 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.


Fifty Shades of Tax Deductions

No Fifty Shades of Grey here.  Here are Fifty Black and White Tax Deductions and Credits.

1) Standard Deduction – Taxpayers can take the higher of the Standard Deduction or their Itemized Deductions.

2) Medical Expenses

3) Medical Miles – The deduction for medical miles is currently 23 cents per mile.


3 Easy Ways to Financially Help Your Children or Grandchildren

Do your children or grandchildren need some financial assistance?

Here are 3 Easy Ways to help them:

 

1) Make a Loan

Parents and grandparents can loan to their child or grandchild.  If this is the approach taken, a formal loan agreement should be drawn up.  This should include interest and the repayment terms.  The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) will require a minimum amount of interest to be charged.  This is known as the Applicable Federal Rate (“AFR”).  This … Continue reading »


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