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Maximizing Qualified Tuition Program Contributions

March 25th, 2014

Qualified Tuition Programs, commonly referred to as Section 529 plans (named after the section of the IRS Code that created them), are plans established to help families save and pay for college in a tax-advantaged way and are available to everyone, regardless of income. These state-sponsored plans allow you to gift large sums of money […]

Saver’s Credit Can Help You Save for Retirement

March 18th, 2014

Low- and moderate-income workers can take steps to save for retirement and earn a special tax credit. The saver’s credit helps offset part of the first $2,000 workers voluntarily contribute to traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), SIMPLE-IRAs, SEPs, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans for employees of public schools and certain tax-exempt organizations, 457 plans […]

Don’t Overlook the Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums

March 11th, 2014

This Article Highlights: Small employers get a tax credit for providing a health insurance plan. Credit can be as much as 35% of the premiums paid. A small employer is one with no more than 25 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) with average wages less than $50,000. Self-employed individuals, including partners and sole proprietors, 2% shareholders […]

Revising Your W-4? Seek Professional Advice.

March 4th, 2014

Article Highlights: Form W-4 is used to establish payroll-withholding amounts. Incorrectly completed W-4s can result in under-withholding and unexpected year-end tax liability. The IRS’s W-4 calculator is only suitable for simple returns. Commonly encountered problems in getting the W-4 completed to establish the proper amount of withholding. This time of year, many employers will request […]


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