Currently, California is ranked 48th out of the fifty states for tax friendliness by the non-profit Tax Foundation. New Jersey and New York are the only two states that have higher tax burdens on their residents than we do.
Years ago (I’m dating myself here) filing a tax return and paying your taxes through the US mail was the only option unless you wished to personally visit an IRS office and witness your tax dollars at work. Even private mail services such as FedEx were not preferred as they did not confer proof of mailing that was acceptable to the IRS.
As we mercifully swing in to the end of the year 2020, along with all the political and social issues we are still dealing with as a nation, there is always TAX PLANNING! As the days march closer to December 31 it is important to consider possible year end moves to reduce the amount of money you’ll ultimately send to whoever is President.
The recent avalanche of SBA loans being made under the CARES Act is designed to assist small businesses to survive the economic destruction being wrought upon us in the name of fighting off the Wuhan Caronavirus pandemic.
After a deluge of comments from the public, we now have conformity (mostly). The IRS announced Friday that both the tax payment due dates AND the filing dates for tax returns have been pushed back to July 15.
Ah, it’s January already. Time to prune my fruit trees and look forward to the Superbowl party. Hopefully there is time to broadcast it between all the ads for Turbotax, H&R Block and the latest rich guys running for President. Personally I agree with President Eisenhower who said that the only way to get [...]
As we race towards the end of the year our office is scrambling with year-end tax projections for clients. Tax Planning used to be easier, but with the recent tax act capping State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions at $10,000 for taxpayers itemizing deductions, planning has taken on new challenges. With the SALT deductions [...]
Long time readers will know that it wouldn’t be the Holiday Season if I didn’t comment about year-end tax planning. Even though your time may be fully absorbed running between Holiday parties and shopping excursions, as we approach December 31 now is the time to evaluate your tax situation for 2019 and make any [...]
It seems that the only things that come out of Washington these days are stupid headlines about stupid stuff. I guess that’s how they keep the masses attention focused where they want it. Sadly amidst all the spin and PR jockeying the less sexy important things get buried and overlooked. One such thing is [...]
One of the reasons I love the 4th of July is the open display of defiance to overregulation by the use of illegal fireworks. You can drive through some areas of town and see ample evidence of civil disobedience, despite threats of heavy fines by local governments. Pushing back against overregulation and taxation is [...]