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Recent News & Blog / Individual Tax

  • Selling your home for a big profit? Here are the tax rules

    Many homeowners across the country have seen their home values increase in recent years. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median price of existing homes sold in July of 2023 rose 1.9% over July of 2022 after a couple years of much higher increases.

  • Investment swings: What’s the tax impact?

    If your investments have fluctuated wildly this year, you may have already recognized some significant gains and losses. But nothing is decided tax-wise until year end when the final results of your trades will reveal your 2023 tax situation.

  • Evaluate whether a Health Savings Account is beneficial to you

    With the escalating cost of health care, many people are looking for a more cost-effective way to pay for it. For eligible individuals, a Health Savings Account (HSA) offers a tax-favorable way to set aside funds (or have an employer do so) to meet future medical needs.

  • Plan now for year-end gifts with the gift tax annual exclusion

    Now that Labor Day has passed, the holidays are just around the corner. Many people may want to make gifts of cash or stock to their loved ones.

  • The tax consequences of employer-provided life insurance

    If your employer provides life insurance, you probably find it to be a desirable fringe benefit. However, if group term life insurance is part of your benefits package, and the coverage is higher than $50,000, there may be undesirable income tax implications.

  • Disabled family members may be able to benefit from ABLE accounts

    If you have family members with disabilities, there may be a tax-advantaged way to save for their needs — without having them lose eligibility for the government benefits to which they’re entitled.

  • IRS delays Roth 401(k) contributions rule for high earners

    Recently, there’s been concern over planned changes to rules governing catch-up contributions for 401(k) plans. The changes, which initially were going to be effective in 2024, will require catch-up contributions for higher-income earners to be made on a Roth basis.

  • Can you deduct student loan interest on your tax return?

    The federal student loan “pause” is coming to an end on August 31 after more than three years. If you have student loan debt, you may wonder whether you can deduct the interest you pay on your tax return. The answer may be yes, subject to certain limits.

  • Moving Mom or Dad into a nursing home? 5 potential tax implications

    More than a million Americans live in nursing homes, according to various reports. If you have a parent entering one, you’re probably not thinking about taxes. But there may be tax consequences. Let’s take a look at five possible tax breaks. 1. Long-term medical care

  • Retirement account catch-up contributions can add up

    If you’re age 50 or older, you can probably make extra “catch-up” contributions to your tax-favored retirement account(s). It is worth the trouble? Yes! Here are the rules of the road.The deal with IRAs

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