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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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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


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6 Proven Reasons to Make a Charitable Donation from Your IRA to Save Money

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has temporarily extended the ability of certain taxpayers to make charitable donations from their IRA. The Basics Charitably inclined taxpayers over age 70 1/2 can donate up to $100,000 per year from their


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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.


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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 –


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