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5 Reasons Taxpayers over Age 70 1/2 Should Make a Charitable Donation From Their IRA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) almost doubled the Standard Deduction. Beginning in 2018, Single filers can claim $12,000, Head of Household $18,000 and Married Filing Jointly $24,000. Additionally, the maximum amount that can be deducted for state and


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

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


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How to Pay Your Estimated Taxes

  Many taxpayers are employees and have their income taxes withheld from their paycheck.  Every April 15th they need to settle up with Uncle Sam and their state tax department.   Other taxpayers may not be employees or have taxes


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When to File Separate Tax Returns to Save Money

  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


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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


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