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5 Easy Steps to Opening a Business in Connecticut

This article is original content written by Thomas Scanlon, CPA, CFP® of Manchester, CT.   1) Meet With Your CPA and Attorney The first step is to meet with your CPA and Attorney. Your CPA should be able to review your


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4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion

This article is original content written by Thomas Scanlon, CPA, CFP® of Manchester, CT. A Roth Conversion is when funds are taken out of an IRA and converted into a Roth IRA. This conversion results in taxable income. Here are 4


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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 2021, Single filers can claim $12,550, Head of Household $18,800 and Married Filing Jointly $25,100. Additionally, the maximum amount that can be deducted for state and


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How to File a Personal Property Tax Declaration in Connecticut

All Connecticut business owners that own personal property must file a Personal Property Tax Declaration by November 1, 2018. Failure to file this declaration or filing late will result in a penalty equal to 25% of the assessed value of


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3 Proven Reasons a Connecticut Business Owner Should Meet With Their CPA Before Year-End

Another year will end soon.  There is (very) little tax planning that can be done after the year-end.  With the maximum federal income tax bracket of 39.6% and the maximum State of Connecticut income tax bracket of 6.5% there is


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