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Pulling Retirement Funds Early? Consider This First

Sep 01, 2019

Taking an early withdrawal from your retirement account is a tempting idea. Perhaps you need a new car or have medical bills to pay. Or maybe you are facing an immediate financial hardship like a job layoff or major home repair. Regardless of your reasons, understanding the ramifications of early withdrawals from retirement accounts will help you make the best decision for your situation Read More
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Can I Deduct My Rental Property Loss Against Earned Income? Perhaps!

Aug 01, 2019

As a rule, rental real estate is considered a passive activity. Passive activity losses can only be offset against passive activity income. However, there is an exemption you may not be aware of for rental real estate with active participation. Read More
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2019 Iowa Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Aug 01, 2019

The 20th annual Iowa sales tax holiday on select clothing and footwear is set for Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd. Read More
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Losses that Offer Tax Savings

Aug 01, 2019

Capital loss, casualty loss, net operating loss — a loss by any name causes a financial setback. It is something no one likes to think about, much less experience. But if you do suffer a loss, tax laws may provide a measure of relief in the form of a refund or lower taxable income. Here are examples of common losses you may experience, along with possible tax savings: Read More
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Rhonda Andrews Begins a New Chapter

Jul 01, 2019

Rhonda Andrews interned with Terry Lockridge & Dunn while a student at Mt. Mercy College. Apparently, she enjoyed the experience. She was offered a full-time position after graduation and has spent the last 25 years developing staff and taking care of clients and their financial needs. She has developed close relationships with many. Read More
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Natural Disasters and Other Events – How You Can Help the Victims

Jul 01, 2019

Tax laws severely limit who can deduct losses on their tax return caused by a catastrophic event. Now unless a loss is in a presidentially declared disaster area, victims are on their own to pick up the pieces. This is creating problems for those on the fringe of a major disaster and those who have a local casualty loss like a local flood or fire. Read More
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5 Summer Tax Savings Opportunities

Jul 01, 2019

The weather is warm, kids are out of school, and it is time to think about tax saving opportunities! Here are five ways you can enjoy your normal summertime activities and save on taxes. Read More
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Payroll Fraud Schemes Every Business Should Know

Jul 01, 2019

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, nearly 30 percent of businesses are victims of payroll malfeasance, with small businesses twice as likely to be affected than large businesses. Here are four scary payroll fraud schemes you need to know. Read More
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Never Take on the IRS Alone

Jul 01, 2019

Sleuthing your way through a tax audit by yourself is not the same as fixing a leaky faucet or changing your oil. Here are some reasons you should seek professional help as soon as you receive a letter from the IRS. Read More
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7 Vacation Costs That Sneak Up on You

Jun 01, 2019

Going on vacation is a time to get away, relax and enjoy new experiences. But if you do not pay close attention, extra costs can sneak up on you like tiny money-stealing ninjas. Here are seven sneaky vacation costs to watch out for. Read More
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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!