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The Current Economy Presents Opportunities in Estate Planning

The Current Economy Presents Opportunities in Estate Planning

The current economic environment presents opportunities for high-net-worth individuals to maximize the benefits of estate planning to leverage tax exemptions and insulate your assets. Why is now a good time for estate planning? As you may know, there is both a Massachusetts and federal estate tax. The federal tax is a 40% tax on the […]

Webinar OnDemand: Business & Individual Tax Planning Guidance Related to COVID-19 & the CARES Act

Webinar OnDemand: Business & Individual Tax Planning Guidance Related to COVID-19 & the CARES Act

OnDemand Webinar – Watch Below The Coronavirus pandemic has spawned a flurry of stimulus legislation and efforts taken by Congress, the Treasury, the IRS, and state & local governments to ease the impact on businesses and individuals. The most sweeping changes have come from Congress’s coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]

Cancelled Fundraising Events, Written Notice Requirements

On March 10, 2020 MA Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in response to the spread of the Coronavirus. The Governor’s administration offered guidance to the public to limit or eliminate attendance at large gatherings. As a result, several of AAFCPAs’ nonprofit clients have made the difficult decision […]

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

AAFCPAs Wealth Management would like to make clients aware that the recent federal government spending package, signed by the president in mid-December, included the SECURE Act, or the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement legislation. The legislation contains significant changes to Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rules, company sponsored retirement plans, and several other changes […]

AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Continued Growth

AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Continued Growth

Westborough, MA 1/8/2020 – AAFCPAs is excited to announce the promotion of four additional Partners to our leadership team.  Katie Belanger, CPA, Joshua England, LLM, Esq., Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, and Michael Pruell, CPA provide best value assurance, tax & advisory solutions, with outstanding service to AAFCPAs’ growing client base of nonprofit organizations, privately-held commercial […]

House Passes Agreement to Repeal Tax on Nonprofit Parking, Transportation Fringe Benefits

House Passes Agreement to Repeal Tax on Nonprofit Parking, Transportation Fringe Benefits

AAFCPAs is excited to share with our nonprofit clients and their dedicated employees, on December 17, 2019, the House of Representatives passed an agreement (cited as the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, originally introduced in June 2019), which includes much welcomed provisions to repeal the tax on nonprofit transportation fringe benefits […]

Upstream Trusts May Be Solution to Eliminate Capital Gains

In light of recent increases in limits for federal estate tax exemptions under the Tax Cuts and Job Acts (TCJA), AAFCPAs advises clients to consider the suitability of an Upstream Trust as a strategy for taxpayers who have highly appreciated assets to save money on capital gains tax. Upstream Trusts are a new option that […]

Tax Incentives Abound for Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT) is a type of charitable tax planning strategy in which a donor contributes assets to a charitable trust which subsequently pays a fixed income to a designated beneficiary, in the form of an annuity. A CRAT lasts until the donor passes away, at which time any funds remaining in […]

Don’t Let the New Tax Act Affect Your Giving Goals

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that charitable giving had its largest decline since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, citing circumstances such as 2018 tax-law changes and a late-year stock-market dip as the reasons for the decline. At AAFCPAs Wealth Management, we know that taxes are not the reason you give; however, they may affect how […]