May 1, 2018

Miscellaneous Tax Updates

In the first three months of 2018, there have been a number of changes to tax laws that may affect your financial well-being, your family, your investments, and your livelihood.  We have...
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March 7, 2018

The Nanny Tax

What is the True Cost of Employing Household Staff? When families hire household help (nannies, caregivers, house cleaners, et al), it is easy to overlook the possibility for the required “Nanny Tax,”...
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November 27, 2017

2017 Year-End Tax Planning

The end of the year is quickly approaching. To help you plan for 2018, we are offering several tax-planning tips for your consideration.  Recent discussions about next year’s tax law changes may...
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September 21, 2017

Identity Theft

Tax-related Identity Theft With the recent news regarding data breaches of personal information, the risk of tax-related identity theft continues to increase. Tax-related identity theft occurs when unauthorized persons either impersonate the...
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September 18, 2017

Project Open Hand

Realize recently teamed up with Project Open Hand, a volunteer-fueled charitable organization that strives to bring healthy meals to seniors, people with critical illness, and adults with disabilities. Project Open Hand offers...
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August 22, 2017

Life Insurance

Estate Planning and Insurance Policies: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones As part of their overall estate plans, many of our clients purchase life insurance policies.  These offer...
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July 14, 2017

Breaking California Residency

Although the Golden State is among the most coveted places to live in the United States, its heavy taxes can be discouraging. Taxed at the highest rates in the country, many California...
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March 7, 2017

Solar Tax Credit

Save Energy and Money with the Solar Tax Credit Are you considering becoming more “green”? The Solar Tax Credit may incentivize you to do so while saving the “green” in your wallet....
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January 3, 2017

Tax-related Identity Theft

Identity theft, specifically identity theft related to fraudulently filed tax returns, is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. This occurs when a fraudulent tax return is filed using a taxpayer’s...
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