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Bond Markets Post Election

Dec 01, 2016

In the wake of the recent Presidential election, major US equity indexes have attained new all-time highs. Beyond the US stock markets, conditions have been far more difficult. Perhaps the most dramatic move has occurred in bonds. Read More
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3rd Annual Realtor and Developer Summit - Save the Date!

Dec 01, 2016

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 will be the date of our 3rd Annual Realtor and Developer Summit. Read More
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Federal Judge Delivers Early Turkey Putting Brakes on New DOL Overtime Rule

Dec 01, 2016

The Department of Labor was blocked from implementing a rule change which would have redefined the mandatory overtime rules for salaried employees. The rule was supposed to go into effect today. Read More
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Confessions of a Reluctant Entrepreneur

Dec 01, 2016

In November 1978, I dragged a metal filing cabinet into the Dows Building wondering if I would ever have enough clients to fill it up. Thirty-eight years ago, I never thought in terms of entrepreneurship. Read More
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 01, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers! With sincere appreciation for your friendship and good will, we would like to wish you all the joys of the Thanksgiving holiday! Read More
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Death of Valuation Discounts for Family-Owned Business Transfers

Nov 01, 2016

A new proposed regulation from the IRS is trying to significantly curtail the practice of using marketability and minority discounts when valuing the transfers of closely held family business ownership interests from one generation to the next, especially when using family limited partnerships. Read More
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IRS Tax Scams Continue to Evolve

Oct 01, 2016

We recently learned that scammers have established an IRS-like PO Box, and are sending out false CP2000 letters. As always, be wary of communications from persons saying they are from the IRS. Read More
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Medicare Open Enrollment - Time for a Coverage Checkup

Oct 01, 2016

Every year, Medicare's open enrollment period is October 15 - December 7, for coverage that is effective January 1st. Here is a checklist to help you get organized. Read More
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Should You Consider a Health Savings Account

Oct 01, 2016

As we start to move into open enrollment time for group health plans at businesses, we wanted to talk with you about the Health Savings Account. These accounts, which combine a savings account and a high-deductible insurance policy, pre-date the "Affordable Care Act" Read More
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Get Ready for Year-end Tax Planning

Oct 01, 2016

October 17 is the final extended deadline for filing your 2015 federal individual income tax return. Before you set aside last year's paperwork, give some thought to what you can do to reduce this year;s bill. Read More
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April 2019 5 Things Every High School Senior Should Know, Have You Set up your Online Social Security Account?, Why Use Quickbooks Online, and More!

March 2019 Tips to protect yourself from tax scams, Where is my income tax refund?, Rob Myers and Donna sanders become partners, and More!

February 2019 3 new changes could alter your 2019 tax plan, Its time to create your succession plan, Tips for a faster tax refund and More!

January 2019 Tim Terry Again Named to Corridor Business Journals Most Influential List, 5th Annual Realtor and Developer Summit, Iowa Itemized Deductions for 2018 Tax Year, and more!

December 2018 December 6 Tax Seminar - Register Today, Significant Changes to Kiddie Tax By Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), and More!

November 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment, New Tax Law Has Significant Effects on Divorce, and More!

October 2018 How Best to Celebrate Our 40th, Upcoming Tax Seminars, Is a Tax Surprise Waiting For You, and More!

September 2018 Six Tips to Manage Capital Gains Tax, Dramatic Sales Tax Changes May Be Coming, and More!

August 2018 2018 Iowa Sales Tax Holiday, Saving for College, and More!

July 2018 2018 Midyear Tax Planning Letter, Six Home Ownership Tax Benefits, and More!

June 2018 QuickBooks® Seminar, Update on the TCJA, Medicare Enrollment Basics, and More!

May 2018 Have You Revisited Your Payroll Tax Withholding? HSA Limits, Protect Yourself in a Divorce Settlement and More!

April 2018 Retirement Issue: Avoid These Retirement Planning Mistakes, 5 Tips to Win the Battle Against Retirement Health Care Costs, Financial Calculators Available and More!

March 2018 Where is My Income Tax Refund?, Taxes and Virtual Currencies What You Need to Know, 2018 Dollar Limitations on Retirement plan Contributions, Beware: New Twist on an Old Scam and More!

Special Edition Stock Market Volatility

February 2018 New Year Tax Planning Letter Posted, Locate Lost Retirement Benefits, Avoid an IRS Audit and More!

January 2018 3 Important Facts About Splitting an IRA in a Divorce, Tax Reform in 2018, Non Spousal Inherited IRA Tax Tips, 4th Annual Realtor and Developer Seminar and More!

Special Edition 2017 Tax Reform: Last-minute Year-end Moves in Light of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

December 2017 2017 Year-End Checklist, How to Fix Your Overfunded Retirement Account, Ace the FAFSA, Tax-Loss Harvesting Tips and More!

November 2017 Market Expectations, Year-End Tax Planning Letter, QuickBooks® Online Seminar and More!

October 2017 Identity Protection, 4 Good Reasons to Outsource Bookkeeping, Are You Taking Advantage of Your 403(b)?, What is Factor Presence Nexus? And More!

September 2017 Becoming a Smarter Renter, Form I-9 Revised, Time for an Insurance Review? And More!

August 2017 Iowa Sales Tax Holiday, Rules for Home Buyers, Zombie Payers, A Marriage Penalty and More!

July 2017 Health Savings Account Limits, How Much Do You Need to Retire? Succession Planning and More!

June 2017 Planning a Summer Vacation, Summer of the Arts, Tax Tips for Those Getting Married and More!

May 2017 IRS Begins Private Debt Collection, Three Tips for Managing Your Company's Cash Flow, Charitable Contributions and More!

April 2017 Where is My Iowa Tax Refund? What is Tax Cost Basis on Investments? Should You Amend Your Tax Return? Where Does the DOL Fiduciary Rule Stand Today? And more!

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March 2017 IRS Payment Agreements, A New Way to Save for Individuals with Disabilities, Account Registration of Your Assets and More!

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February 2017 Join Us for the February 16th CR Metro Economic Alliance Biz Mix, 2017 New Year Tax Planning Letter, In Home Caregivers and Biennial Reports Due.

January 2017 New Form I-9, New Tax Deadlines, Haverback Becomes Partner, Registration for 3rd Annual Realtor and Developer Summit, 2017 Mileage Rates and More!