Dec 04, 2018The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the calculation of the kiddie tax effective January 1, 2018. The purpose was to simplify the calculation by not having the parent’s tax rate and income be a part of the calculation. This was somewhat accomplished by removing the parent’s tax income and tax rates from the calculation, but other changes have made it more complex. Read More
Dec 04, 2018The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought the largest changes to both individual and corporate taxes that we have seen in the past 30 years. Included in those changes was IRC Section 199A, which permits business owners to deduct up to 20% of the “qualified business income (QBI)” earned in their “qualified trade or business.” Read More
Dec 04, 2018Withdrawals from 529 plans are not taxed at the federal level, as long as you understand and follow the rules. To the extent you withdraw an amount less than or equal to your payments for qualifying higher education expenses (QHEE) in the same calendar year, there is no income taxed on the 529 distribution. Read More
Nov 01, 2018In 1987, I decided it was time to hire an additional member of the team. A friend strongly recommended a young lady named Patty Davidson. I hired her on the spot. Looking back, I had no idea what an important decision I was making that day. Read More
Nov 01, 2018Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 to December 7, for coverage that is effective January 1st. Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and which providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs. Read More
Nov 01, 2018The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) does a complete “180” to the tax treatment of alimony payments. Read More
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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!
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