This blog focuses on a variety of issues affecting individuals and small businesses. Topics for individuals include taxes, identity theft, security among other relevant issues. Small business owners can see topics about taxes, tax planning, marketing and other business issues/topics.
04 January 2023
Individuals are always looking for tax deductions that can reduce their tax liability. But what is the actual tax benefit derived from a tax deduction? There is no straightforward answer because some deductions are “above the line”, others must be itemized, some must exceed a threshold amount before being deductible, and certain ones are not deductible for alternative minimum tax purposes, while business deductions can offset both income and self-employment tax. In other words, there are many factors to consider, and the tax benefits differ for everyone, depending on their particular situation and tax bracket.David M Robson
29 December 2022
President Biden's student loan debt forgiveness plan was originally authorized by an executive order and announced on August 24, 2022. It subsequently hit a snag when two court cases put a hold on the plan, which was one of Biden’s campaign promises.David M Robson
27 December 2022
A common question parents have is, “How might I save for a child’s post-secondary education in a tax-beneficial way?” The answer depends on how much the education is expected to cost and how much time is left until the child heads off to college or a university or enters an apprenticeship program.David M Robson