Posts Tagged ‘Simplified Employee Pension’


The Biggest Loser….The Self-Employed in Connecticut

The Biggest Loser is a TV show where contestants attempt to lose the most weight for cash prizes. Full Disclosure: I don’t watch the show and I have only seen short clips of it. I don’t proclaim to fully understand the show. It appears to me however the biggest loser has nothing to do with losing weight. It’s the self-employed in Connecticut. They are losing far too much to income taxes. And they certainly aren’t getting any cash prizes … Continue reading »


4 Ways to Help Your CPA and Reduce Your Taxes

Here are 4 ways to Help Your CPA and Reduce Your Taxes:

1) Have a Year End Planning Meeting with Your CPA

This meeting can be in person or over the phone, it really doesn’t matter.  The only thing that matters is that it happens.  Most individual income taxpayers are on the cash basis.  This means, with some limited exceptions, for a taxpayer to take advantage of a tax strategy, it needs to happen in that tax year. … Continue reading »


7 Smart Year End Tax Planning Moves

 

1) Harvest Capital Losses

Capital gains property includes stocks, bonds and mutual funds.  Currently, the stated rate on long term capital gains is 15%.  If you have a net loss after netting all of your gains and losses, the tax deduction is limited to $3,000. Any excess capital losses can be carried into the future.


State of Connecticut 2011 Income Tax Increase

The State of Connecticut recently increased the state income tax rates.  Oh, and they made them retroactive to the beginning of 2011.  Don't you Connecticut income taxpayers just love this?


Why Every Week is "Shark Week" for the Self-Employed in Connecticut – Updated

This week is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.  Last year, we told you how every week is "Shark Week" for the self-employed in Connecticut.  Now, a year later, there is even more blood in the water.