Plano TX – Most Recent Changes to Tax Law for 2019

On Friday, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. In addition to preventing a government shutdown, the Act included many tax provisions that often impact clients of our Richardson, TX tax office as well as other taxpayers throughout the country. Below are some of the

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Plano TX – 7 Tax Strategies to Maximum Student Financial Aid

Many of our clients in our Richardson, TX tax office are families with children in college or have children who may be attending college in the future and are planning for that cost. What’s on your tax return plays a big role in determining how much financial aid a

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Dallas TX – The Impact of IRS Tax Reform on Deductions for Homeowner’s

The majority of the clients of my Richardson, TX tax firm itemized their deductions prior to the Tax Reform and Jobs Act of 2017 or the TCJA (which primarily took effect in 2018). However, since the TCJA, that number has dropped substantially. As a quick overview, taxpayers

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Frisco TX – IRS Acronyms – RSED, CSED and ASED. What do they actually mean?

When dealing with the IRS, Taxpayer’s who come into our Richardson, TX tax office, often run into IRS jargon that makes no sense to them. They also run into these acronyms when reading and/or listening to our blogs and videos as well as others. Today, we’re going to

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Plano TX – Now is the Time To Finish Tax Planning for 2019

It’s always a good idea to look for ways to minimize your tax liability. Taking advantage of opportunities before the year comes to a close is a smart move. Here are a few things to think about: Are you making the maximum contribution to your §401(k), IRA

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Plano TX – Loss Limitations for Real Estate Investors

In this week’s installment in our series of taxation and investing in Real Estate we will discuss allowable loss limitations on Real Estate Investments. Real Estate investing is well known as having the ability to generate non-cash losses that may be deductible against other income for the

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Plano TX – Tax Deductible Expenses for Real Estate Rental Properties

Last week we covered reporting Rental Real Estate activities on tax returns. This week we’ll give an overview of Expenses. Next week, we will cover depreciation separately and we will continue to cover various topics pertaining to Rental Real Estate over the coming weeks. In general, the

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Frisco TX – Why Married Taxpayers Should Consider Filing Separately

Typically, married couples file their Income Taxes using Married Filing Joint status without any thought. For most couples, the combined tax burden of the household will be lower when using Married Filing Joint (MFJ) status vs. using Married Filing Separately (MFS) status, so it makes sense to

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Plano TX – What is Currently Not Collectible Status from the IRS?

Big companies are known for getting all sorts of breaks, but when average people fall behind, they rarely receive help. When you owe back taxes, but can’t afford to pay them, then you may qualify for a special tax status known as currently not collectible. If you’re

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