There are a number of important decisions that most people must make when reaching their 60s. One, of course, is when to begin receiving Social Security benefits. Another has to do with Medicare. These two benefit programs, and their claiming strategies, are inextricably linked.Read More
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Crafting a great estate plan can be a fascinating exercise, yet most of us never quite get around to it. Perhaps it’s a bit like a challenging recipe: start with a natural reluctance to contemplate your own demise, sprinkle in some unique family dynamics, season liberally with ever-changing tax laws and fold in that one heir you’re not quite sure about. Is it any wonder we procrastinate?Read More
Tax season. Those two words can launch a wide range of emotions, largely dependent on whether you will receive a refund or owe money to the IRS and/or your state when your tax return is filed.
If you are a working parent, gathering documents and filing your income tax return is probably just one more thing added to an already busy schedule.Read More
As of Jan. 28, 2019, the IRS has started to accept 2018 tax returns. Most taxpayers are watching for their W-2s, 1099s, and other tax related documents to arrive in the mail and are starting to wonder what the new tax law changes will mean when their return is all said and done.Read More
If you split your time between an Illinois residence and a Florida residence one common question is, “Can I change my residency to Florida to avoid Illinois state income tax?” The common answer is, it depends.Read More