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Looking for a trust that can also act as a financial backup plan? Consider a SLAT

Jun 04, 2020

A spousal lifetime access trust (SLAT) can be a valuable tool to help a spouse remove significant wealth from his or her taxable estate while providing a safety net in the event financial circumstances change. Read More
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IRS releases 2021 amounts for Health Savings Accounts

Jun 02, 2020

There are many advantages to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Here are a few of them, along with the HSA inflation-adjusted amounts for the 2021 calendar year. Read More
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Tax Savvy Moves to Consider Now

Jun 01, 2020

Who would ever have foreseen a time when petroleum companies would pay you to take their oil? This phenomena underscores the concept that within every problem there is opportunity. Here are some tax strategies to think about during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
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COVID-19 Payroll Credit Relief

Jun 01, 2020

For those of you who have been able to continue to pay employees during the pandemic and who have not accepted PPP loans, there are still programs available to help you! Read More
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Congrats to Our High School Graduates!

Jun 01, 2020

It is the season for high school graduations, albeit quite different from ever before. Here are our high school graduates and where they are headed. Read More
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Office Procedures Extended

Jun 01, 2020

Back on March 24th, we closed our offices in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids to all except staff members. As the Governor continues to relax restrictions in Iowa, the partners at Terry Lockridge and Dunn and World Trend Financial will be watching the trend in COVID-19 numbers. As it currently stands, the decision has been made to continue to keep our doors closed to all except staff members. Read More
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Build flexibility into your estate plan with powers of appointment

May 28, 2020

Estate tax law changes are on the horizon. Is your estate plan flexible enough to roll with the changes while still achieving your estate planning goals? A power of appointment may be the answer. Read More
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Drafting your will using online tools can lead to unwanted outcomes

May 27, 2020

Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects often fail because one doesn’t use the proper tools. DIY wills are no different. Without expert knowledge of estate tax law, you may create a will that won’t fulfill your wishes. Read More
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Fortunate enough to get a PPP loan? Forgiven expenses aren’t deductible

May 26, 2020

If you get a PPP loan and use the proceeds on certain expenses, the loan amount will be forgiven. Can you then deduct the expenses on your tax return? The IRS answers that question in new guidance. Read More
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Now may be the time to forgive intrafamily loans

May 21, 2020

An intrafamily loan may be an attractive estate planning tool if you’ve already used up your gift and estate tax exemption or if you wish to save it for future transfers. But if you have exemption to spare, forgiving an intrafamily loan allows you to transfer the entire loan principal plus any accrued interest tax-free, not just the excess of the borrower’s returns over the applicable federal rate. It can be a strategy for taking advantage of the increased exemption amount before it disappears at the end of 2025. Of course, if you need the funds for your own living expenses, loan forgiveness may not be an option Read More
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May 2021 New Child Tax Credit and Child and Dependent Care Credit, Do Not Ignore Renters Insurance, and more!

April 2021 PPP Loan Deadline Extended, 7 Tips for Financial Wellness, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Businesses & Individuals and more!

March 2021 World Trend Celebrates 30 Years, Retirement Savings Tips for Small Business Owners, 3 Go-To Tax Moves in 2021, and more!

February 2021 Why You Should Consider Using our Online Organizer, What the Late IRS Start Means to You, and more!

January 2021 IRS Launches Identity Protection PIN Program, Saving Too Much Can Sometimes Be Expensive, and more!

December 2020 Build a Fortress Defense for PPP Loan Forgiveness, Health Care Tax Advantaged Programs - 2021 IRS Limits, IRS Tax Inflation Adjustments for 2021 and more!

November 2020 Personalized QuickBooks Consulting, Should You Incorporate Your Business? and More!

October 2020 Be Prepared for High Taxes, IRS Announces 6 Common Tax Scams and More!

September 2020 Derecho 2020 – Can I Deduct My Losses? New Tax Rules for 2020 Planning and More!

August 2020  Retire Early and Thrive Webcast, 2020 Iowa Sales Tax Holiday, Time for a Paycheck Checkup, and More!

July 2020  Office Procedures Extended, PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, New 2020 Required Minimum Distributions Rollover Relief, and More!

June 2020  Office Procedures Extended, Your 529 Plan and School Refunds, Tax Savvy Moves to Consider Now, and More!

May 2020  New Laws Provide tax Relief During COVID-19, Is Your General Ledger Squeaky Clean?, PPP-Maximizing Loan Forgiveness and More!

April 2020 Navigating a Market Like No Other, CARES Act Outlined, and More!

March 25, 2020 Updates to our office procedures due to COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and More!

March 2020 HSA Contributions and Medicare - What You Need to Know, Kiddie Tax Changes, How to Take Advantage of the New Retirement Rules, and More!!

February 2020 Tax Clients-It is not to late, SECURE Act Seminar Present by TLD and WT, Time for a Yearly Credit Report and More!

January 2020 Tips to improve your credit score, Qualified Plug-In Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, 2020 Tax Limits/Thresholds, and More!

December 2019 Major Employment Tax Deadlines, 4 Tax Moves to Make Before 2019 Ends, How does Social Security work, and More!

November 2019 Do you Sell Products Over the Internet?, 5 Steps to Review Your Beneficiary Designations, Avoid Timeshare Resale Fraud​, and More!

October 2019 Key Retirement Account Rules, Make A Wish, 4 Good Reasons to Outsource Bookkeeping, and More!

September 2019 New IRS Tax Withholding Estimator Available, Great Records bring you greater tax savings, and More!

August 2019 2019 Iowa Sales Tax Holiday, Funding Retirement or Child's Education, Can I Deduct my Rental Property Loss Against Earned Income, and More!

July 2019 Never Take on the IRS Alone, Natural Disasters and Other Events-How You Can Help the Victims, Rhonda Andrews Begins a New Chapter, and More!

June 2019 7 Vacation Costs That Sneak Up on You, Prime Time for Home Sales, Al Capone, Aunt Becky, Tax Fraud and You, and More!

May 2019 3 Tax Planning Tips for Summer Jobs, New Overtime Rules Proposed, Leasing Vs. Buying a Car: Knowing the Tricks Makes you a Better Decision-maker, and More!

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!

Special Edition - Beware of Phishing Scams! Our New Websites Have Launched! and 2017 Property Assessments Show Considerable Increases

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

Special Edition - 4 Items to Supply to Your Tax Preparer in Order to Claim the American Opportunity

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!