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Wednesday August 15, 2018

Advisor Resources
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We have a complete tax update service for CPAs, attorneys, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, trust officers and other professional friends. The GiftLaw services are made available to all advisors as a free service. We are available to assist in helping you provide clients with clear and understandable gift illustrations.
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IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Check Their Withholding Amounts
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The IRS is conducting a second "paycheck checkup" the week of August 13 in an effort to encourage taxpayers to calculate withholding amounts for their 2018 returns. In light of the new tax law, many tax filers will need to adjust their withholding amounts. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will affect 2018 tax returns. The TCJA increased the standard deduction, increased the Child Tax Credit, limited or discontinued certain itemized deductions and changed tax rates and brackets. Because of these changes, the IRS encourages taxpayers to check and adjust their withholding amounts now in order to avoid an unexpected tax bill and penalties next year. Those whose withholding amounts could be particularly impacted include individuals who: Have two or more incomes per family Work only part of the year or hold two or more jobs at the same time Claim credits like the Child Tax Credit Had a large refund or tax bill in 2017 Have dependents age 17 or older Have a large amount of income or a complex tax return Claimed itemized deductions in 2017 The IRS encourages taxpayers to...
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Charitable Tax Reference
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GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website...
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Deduction Calculator
Deduction Calculator
The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan...
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Case of the Week
Lucky Lucy Lindstrom finished college and headed west. She started as a financial analyst with a large company in Seattle. After just four years, she became a Registered Investment Advisor and began...
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Private Letter Ruling
Decedent and Taxpayer established Trust, a revocable trust. Decedent subsequently passed away, leaving Taxpayer as the sole trustee of Trust. Trust was the beneficiary of Decedent's IRA. Under the...
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Article of the Month
Savings bonds and commercial annuities are considered by many to be very safe investments for individuals. Investors enjoy the guaranteed return these assets offer. Many individuals are concerned that...
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