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2020 Tax Planning Webinar: Guidance for Individuals

2020 Tax Planning Webinar: Guidance for Individuals

In 2020, tax planning is more complicated than usual. It may be daunting to understand brackets and rates, where and when to retire, capital gains, and what to do with retirement plans. In this 1 hour webinar, AAFCPAs Tax & Wealth Advisors cover what taxpayers need to know for 2020 year-end, as well as year-round […]

Sunsetting Tax Exemption: $11.58M Estate Tax Exemption Could Decrease to $3M on Jan, 1, 2021

“When I first started practicing tax law in 2000, the federal estate tax exemption was $675,000,” said Josh England, LLM, Esq., AAFCPAs’ Consulting Tax Attorney.  “Today that exemption is $11,580,000.” The federal estate tax exemption is the amount you may give away during your lifetime and own at your death without subjecting it to a […]

AAFCPAs Releases 2020-2021 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals

In 2020, tax planning is more complicated than usual. We now have a full view of the impact of United States’ massive 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the 2019 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act on clients’ short and longer-term tax planning strategies. We must now evaluate these Acts in tandem with the $2.2 […]

Multi-State Worker Tax Considerations

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that Congress has introduced a bill under H.R. 7968 that would limit a state’s ability to tax nonresident telecommuters. The general rule is that an employee pays income taxes to the state where wages are earned, which can be different than the state where the employee lives. This […]

IRS Deadline to Return RMDs is Aug. 31

AAFCPAs reminds clients who are IRA owners, beneficiaries or workplace retirement plan participants and received a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year that they have until August 31 to rollover or repay the distribution to avoid paying taxes. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, waives RMDs during 2020 for IRAs […]

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to The Affordable Care Act

AAFCPAs would like to make our clients aware that we are closely monitoring the case of Texas v. U.S., which is challenging the constitutionality of the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The lower court has found the ACA’s minimum essential coverage provision to be unconstitutional. In that finding, the court raises the question […]

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 […]

IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines for Individuals and Businesses

IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines for Individuals and Businesses

The Internal Revenue Service has released Notice 2020-23 expanding the list of filers eligible for deferred filing of returns and related payments. Equally important, it allows for a postponement of all time-sensitive actions listed in Revenue Procedure 2018-58. In addition to postponements previously granted to filers of Individual, Fiduciary, Corporation, and Gift tax returns, the […]

Retirement Plan Provisions of the CARES Act

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of retirement plans provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act legislation. These provisions include expanded and penalty-free withdrawal rights, expanded loan rights, extended rights to repay loans and withdrawals, and a deferral of mandatory distributions. Coronavirus-Related Hardship Distributions The 10% early distribution penalty […]

MA DOR Makes Official & Clarifies Tax Filing Delay

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) today released guidance officially extending the April 15, 2020 deadline to July 15, 2020 for personal income tax, estate and trust income tax, partnership composite returns and personal income with respect to deemed repatriated income. The guidance also extends the due […]