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Are you considering giving a significant gift to a future heir this holiday season? Our introduction explains the potential tax benefits as well as other important considerations for gifting to heirs. more...

- Estate Planning Basics

Are you planning now to reduce your tax burden in April? You should be. Check out these year-end tax tips for business owners to get started in the right direction. more...

- Business Taxes

Are you deducting everything you can for your small business? Don't forget these important deductions as you prepare for tax time! more...

- Business Taxes

If you run an online business and sell via New York-based affiliates to customers in New York, you may be affected by a new June 1, 2008 law that requires Internet retailers to collect state sales tax on items sold to New Yorkers if you sell via New York affiliates. more...

- Technology

Should I form a corporation or an LLC? It's a common question. While both are excellent choices, choosing the right one for your company depends on your particular business, operational needs, and tax strategy. more...

- Starting Your Business

In a perfect world, every taxpayer would file his or her returns on time. Unfortunately, that's not always the case — particularly in tough economic times. So what should you do if you have to file your taxes late? more...

- Personal Taxes

Home improvements with a green twist? Energy efficient improvements to your home or even a brand new hybrid car may just help you get one step closer to landing a big fat refund this April. The problem is this may be the last year to get the credit. Here is the short list of credits expiring this April 2008. more...

- Personal Taxes

Home improvements with a green twist? Energy efficient improvements to your home or even a brand new hybrid car may just help you get one step closer to landing a big refund check. The hitch is it could be the last year to get that credit. Here is a short list of credits expiring this April. more...

- Personal Taxes

If you're like most people, you aren't looking forward to tax time. Most of us would rather do anything else. But you can make tax time less painful. Here are some year-end tax tips that may help. more...

- Personal Taxes

In May 2006 President Bush signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005. The measure extends to 2010 the reduced tax rate of 15 percent on long-term capital gains for taxpayers in the 25-percent or higher tax brackets and five percent for individuals in the 10-percent or 15-percent income tax brackets. Without further action, the rates will jump by five percent in 2011. In real estate transactions, owing capital gains tax depends on the use of the property and the length of time you have owned the property before selling. more...

- Estate Taxes