Tag: tax planning


Mutual funds: Handle with care at year end

As we approach the end of 2018, it’s a good idea to review the mutual fund holdings in your taxable accounts and take steps to avoid potential tax traps. Here are some tips.

Avoid surprise capital gains

Unlike with stocks, you can’t … Read More »

November 13th

Tax Planning. Comments Off on Mutual funds: Handle with care at year end


Donate appreciated stock for twice the tax benefits

A tried-and-true year end tax strategy is to make charitable donations. As long as you itemize and your gift qualifies, you can claim a charitable deduction. But did you know that you can enjoy an additional tax benefit if you … Read More »

October 31st

Tax Planning. Comments Off on Donate appreciated stock for twice the tax benefits


Could “bunching” medical expenses into 2018 save you tax?

Some of your medical expenses may be tax deductible, but only if you itemize deductions and have enough expenses to exceed the applicable floor for deductibility. With proper planning, you may be able to time controllable medical expenses to your … Read More »

October 23rd

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on Could “bunching” medical expenses into 2018 save you tax?


Consider all the tax consequences before making gifts to loved ones

Many people choose to pass assets to the next generation during life, whether to reduce the size of their taxable estate, to help out family members or simply to see their loved ones enjoy the gifts. If you’re considering lifetime … Read More »

October 17th

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on Consider all the tax consequences before making gifts to loved ones


Tax-free fringe benefits help small businesses and their employees

In today’s tightening job market, to attract and retain the best employees, small businesses need to offer not only competitive pay, but also appealing fringe benefits. Benefits that are tax-free are especially attractive to employees. Let’s take a quick look … Read More »

October 11th

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on Tax-free fringe benefits help small businesses and their employees


Charitable IRA rollovers may be especially beneficial in 2018

If you’re age 70½ or older, you can make direct contributions — up to $100,000 annually — from your IRA to qualified charitable organizations without owing any income tax on the distributions. This break may be especially beneficial now because … Read More »

October 2nd

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on Charitable IRA rollovers may be especially beneficial in 2018


Tax planning for investments gets more complicated

For investors, fall is a good time to review year-to-date gains and losses. Not only can it help you assess your financial health, but it also can help you determine whether to buy or sell investments before year end to … Read More »

September 25th

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on Tax planning for investments gets more complicated


The tax deduction ins and outs of donating artwork to charity

If you’re charitably inclined and you collect art, appreciated artwork can make one of the best charitable gifts from a tax perspective. In general, donating appreciated property is doubly beneficial because you can both enjoy a valuable tax deduction and … Read More »

September 19th

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on The tax deduction ins and outs of donating artwork to charity


2018 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2018. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to … Read More »

September 11th

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on 2018 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers


Do you need to make an estimated tax payment by September 17?

To avoid interest and penalties, you must make sufficient federal income tax payments long before your April filing deadline through withholding, estimated tax payments, or a combination of the two. The third 2018 estimated tax payment deadline for individuals is … Read More »

September 4th

Tax Department, Tax Planning. Comments Off on Do you need to make an estimated tax payment by September 17?

HOBERMAN & LESSER, LLP