Concern over Tether

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I’ve written a series of posts on the theme that investors have good reason for concern about cryptocurrency investments. The latest concern is Tether. Here’s what we know: Tether is the second largest cryptocurrency behind Bitcoin. Tether claims to be backed by US dollars, therefore eliminating market value fluctuation risk. Despite its massive market trading […]

Biggest tax news of the year: 30 million will owe IRS this spring

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The biggest tax news of the year came out buried inside the pages of a report issued last month by the General Accounting Office. I call this the ‘biggest news’ because it adversely affects almost 30 million people. The people most likely to be affected are upper middle income taxpayers – in other words, my […]

The Tax Savings Blog is moving toward podcast format

Posted Leave a commentPosted in self-employed, Small Business, Social Media, Tax Planning, technoogy

I’ve toyed with “multi-media” formats for several years, not really knowing what this term means, what my goals are, and how to make a plan to get there. The NJCPA offered their studio and produced a few segments and I’ve tried Facebook Live, YouTube and Vimeo. This week I’m moving forward with podcasting with more […]

HRA for a sole proprietor business

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This podcast discusses the two main issues controlling a Health Reimbursement Arrangement in a sole proprietorship. Spoiler alert: it is possible but there are no income tax benefits for the business owner so it rarely makes sense to do as a ‘stand alone’ strategy. Other strategies used in combination with a HRA are usually preferred. […]

Three QuickBooks insights

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Intuit is the world’s leading publisher of tax and accounting software. The company offers both self-serve and professionally assisted platforms. These published insights are useful: 1. QuickBooks dominates QuickBooks is used by 82% of small businesses that use accounting software. The market dominance speaks for itself, 2. Small business prefer getting help Nine out of […]

Capital gains indexing overview

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The Treasury Department’s current proposal to index cap gains would certainly save a lot of money for some people. News coverage refers to the proposal as “Tax Cuts 2.0”. This single proposal would cut federal income taxes by $102 billion over the next decade. 86% of the savings would go to top 1% wealthiest people. […]

Abusive tax shelter still alive for the ultra-rich

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This past week an interesting Appeals decision from a Tax Court case in the 9th Circuit was published in an older tax matter of Altera Corporation and Subsidiaries vs. IRS. I must immediately qualify the use of the word “interesting”. By any common usage this is not an interesting topic. This is a tax shelter […]