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2020 Year-End Tax Planning Guide

Do your tax strategies need a refresh? With individuals and businesses coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and some new tax laws going into effect, you probably have questions about tax planning this year. To save the most on your 2020 taxes, you need to plan carefully and take advantage of all deductions, credits, and other breaks that current tax law allows. This is exactly what our 2020 Year-End Tax Planning Guide can help you do.

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Our Tax Planning Guide answers frequently asked tax questions for individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and more. If you have questions about the CARES Act, the SECURE Act, tax changes under the TCJA, need a list of updating tax due dates, or have other questions, please refer to our guide HERE.

Our Estate Planning Guide helps you plan to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and your loved ones are provided for. From estate planning basics to charitable giving, life insurance, community property, and more, we have many helpful resources in our Estate Planning Guide HERE.

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Recent News

U.S. House passes the Build Back Better Act (November 26 2021)

U.S. House passes the Build Back Better Act (November 26 2021)

Now that the bill has been passed by the House, it still must fight its way through the Senate, where it faces additional debate. A Senate vote isn’t expected to take place until late December. Most likely the Senate will make some changes to the bill, which could include changes to some of the tax provisions.

Most existing arrangements that currently are reported as leases will continue to be reported as leases under the updated guidance. In addition, the new definition is expected to encompass many more types of arrangements that aren’t reported as leases under current practice. Some of these arrangements may not be readily apparent, for example, if they’re embedded in service contracts or contracts with third-party manufacturers.

Private companies: Are you on track to meet the 2022 deadline for the updated lease standard? (November 12, 2021)

Private companies: Are you on track to meet the 2022 deadline for the updated lease standard? (November 12, 2021)

The updated guidance calls for major changes to current accounting practices for leases with terms of a year or longer. In a nutshell, ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize on their balance sheets the assets and liabilities associated with all long-term rentals of machines, equipment, vehicles, and real estate. The updated guidance also requires additional disclosures about the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows related to leases.

Most existing arrangements that currently are reported as leases will continue to be reported as leases under the updated guidance. In addition, the new definition is expected to encompass many more types of arrangements that aren’t reported as leases under current practice. Some of these arrangements may not be readily apparent, for example, if they’re embedded in service contracts or contracts with third-party manufacturers.

Selling a home: Will You Owe Tax On the Profit?

Selling a home: Will You Owe Tax On the Profit?

The tax implications if you’re selling your home or you sold one in 2021. Depending on your home sale profit and your income, some or all of the gain may be tax-free. But for higher-income people with pricey homes, there may be a tax bill.

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