There’s been buzz about new retirement plan provisions for weeks, and now they’re final, bringing about changes to various federal rules and adding flexibility for current and future retirees. The Secure 2.0 Act of 2022, part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, includes the following modifications, some of which are immediate, and others that […]
Category: Individual Taxes
Key Social Security Changes for New Year
According to the Social Security Administration, approximately 70 million Americans will see a 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, according to the SSA, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January. Why the big bump? As the SSA […]
IRS Issues New Guidance for Calculating Wage Levies
For those having their wages levied by the IRS, the levies are sent to the tax debtor’s employer via Form 668-W, Notice of Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income. This form contains six parts. Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the employer was required to give the employee the Statement of […]
Spring Cleaning: When Can You Purge Your Old Financial Records?
Feeling the urge to purge? Summer’s coming, so it’s likely you’re wrapping up your spring cleaning before your summer fun begins. April 17, 2018 was the deadline for individuals and C-corporations to file their federal income tax returns for 2017 (or to file for an extension). Before you throw out your old financial records, however, […]
10 Easy Ways to Make Tax Planning Fun this Summer
It’s already starting to feel like summer here in Florida, but the forecast for Washington, D.C. remains unclear as officials continue to discuss various tax-related issues. No matter what happens, don’t get stuck in a holding pattern yourself. You’ll find it’s worthwhile to give some attention to business and personal tax planning this summer. Here […]
Student Loan Relief: Taxable or Not?
In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we’d like to talk about one of the biggest issues facing many Americans today. It’s no secret that today’s college students often leave school with mountains of student loan debt. There are multiple ways to be relieved of student loan debt, including the debt being paid off as a […]