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Some Clarification on the Temporary Gift Tax Break

One of the odder portions of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act temporarily doubled the federal gift and estate tax exemption through 2025. When adjusted for inflation, this exemption allows individuals to transfer up to $11.7 million in 2021 without paying any federal gift or estate tax (up from $11.58 million in 2020). Married couples can …

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Pandemic-Related Payroll and Self-Employment Tax Relief Explained

While it seems like ages ago, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) was passed 10 months year ago, providing businesses incentives to retain their workforce through various tax relief measures. The Consolidations Appropriates Act passed on December 27, 2020 extended and expanded these incentives through various times in 2021. Here are a few of the relief …

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Family and Medical Leave Act Credit an Option For Your Business?

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed, it created a new tax credit for certain employers that provide paid family and medical leave that was originally only available for the 2018 and 2019 tax years. However, in December, it was extended through 2020 for eligible employers with a written policy providing at least two …

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The Importance of Tax Planning Before Making Gifts to Loved Ones

Many people prefer to pass assets to their heirs during their lifetimes, to help family members, to reduce the size of their taxable estates, or simply to see their loved ones enjoy the gifts. If you are considering lifetime gifts, you need to know that the type of assets you give can produce substantially different …

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