DiSabatino CPA Blog

DiSabatino CPA Blog

A blog by Michael DiSabatino CPA with topics on Tax Savings, Business, Management and more...
Mike's weekly post usually concentrated on tax saving strategies.

More tax breaks available for 2017 tax returns

Tax Breaks

Several tax breaks were revived for use in 2017 tax filing by last month's federal budget bill.

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Putting your tax refund into a retirement account? Read this

Putting your tax refund into a retirement account?

Considering depositing your tax refund into your retirement account? Make sure no confusion happens along the way.
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Three Tax Break Tips for Caregivers

If you’ve ever had to care for a sick, elderly or disabled person, you know it can be difficult financially as well as emotionally. A recent study found that many caregivers are forced to make financial sacrifices, including delaying retirement, in order to help their loved ones.

Luckily, there are three key federal income tax breaks available to help lighten the financial burden on caregivers. Here are some tips to help take advantage of them:

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Considering converting your IRA?

Considering converting your IRA?

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Emergency funds: Why they're worth it

Emergency funds can be a lifesaver. Do you have extra funds saved for unexpected times? If not, it's time to consider how much you'll need if you fall on hard times.

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Tax Act Tip: Employee Expense Rules Have Changed

One of the things that’s going away under the new tax reform laws implemented this year is an employee’s ability to deduct unreimbursed expenses related to their job.

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Watch out for scams this tax season

Watch out for scams this tax season

The IRS is warning taxpayers to keep on high alert for the next few months. Scammers may try to get their hands on your money or tax return by collecting your personal or financial data. According to the IRS, its employees will never:

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Changes to the kiddie tax

Changes to the kiddie tax

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed the way unearned income is taxed for your children.

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New 1095-B and 1095-C due date: March 2

New 1095-B and 1095-C due date: March 2

The IRS said it will allow large health insurance companies to delay sending out health insurance confirmation forms.

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Check your tax forms

Check your tax forms

Tax time is here. That means you need to check to make sure you have all the forms you need to file your 2017 tax return.

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Time to go through your tax records? Consider this

You're probably getting ready to go through last year's records and prepare for this year. But what should you keep and what can you throw away? Here are some things to keep in mind as you sort through your records.

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How to Handle All Those Forms

Your mailbox has started filling up with tax forms over the last several weeks and there are likely more to come. Getting your forms organized makes your tax filing easier for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to handle all the forms you get and to head off any potential problems.

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The new tax act means big changes for taxpayers

Big tax law changes mean even bigger opportunities for taxpayers. Take a look at some of the changes to come out of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and consider how they could affect you.

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Review your withholdings

Review your withholdings

The IRS recently announced new withholding guidelines for all employers and payroll companies.

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Beware This Year's Tax-Season Scam

Scammers were very successful last year with a scheme to pry W-2 pay stub data away from employers. The IRS warned that it may be one of several techniques they use again this year.

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First-quarter interest rates remain the same

First-quarter interest rates remain the same

Interest rates for the first quarter in 2018 have not changed since last quarter.

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Do you have a household employee? Don't ignore the nanny tax

It's simple enough to overlook this tax related to household employees. But you could be in trouble if you do. Here's why you'd better pay attention to the nanny tax.

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Update your mileage rate reimbursements

Update your mileage rate reimbursements

If you plan on using your vehicle for business, medical appointments or moving during 2018, make sure you know the standard mileage rates have changed.

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Simplify your inheritance

Simplify your inheritance

Did you know that if you inherit a retirement account from a loved one you may be required to pay income tax on the whole thing right away?

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Don't say yes to a reverse mortgage until you read this:

You've likely heard the good and the bad about reverse mortgages. But what's real? Before you consider this strategy, consider a few key components.

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