Take a look at the domestic production activities deduction
Thu, Feb 1, 2018

The domestic production activities deduction provides a tax break for certain “domestic production activities.” Unfortunately, many businesses tend to overlook it because they believe the tax break applies only to a few industries. This article points out that the deduction remains available to a wide range of businesses for the 2017 tax year and delves into some industry-specific details. 

Making 2017 retirement plan contributions in 2018
Thu, Feb 1, 2018

The clock is ticking down to the tax filing deadline. The good news is that individuals may still be able to save on their impending 2017 tax bills by making contributions to certain retirement plans. This article looks at deadlines, limits and phaseout ranges for traditional and Roth IRAs, while also noting some important info about SEPs.

Do you know the tax impact of your collectibles?
Thu, Feb 1, 2018

They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This may hold true when it comes to collectibles — those various objets d’art for which many people will pay good money. This article touches on some of the important points regarding how the sale or donation of collectibles could affect one’s 2017 tax return.

When an elderly parent might qualify as your dependent
Thu, Feb 1, 2018

It’s not uncommon for adult children to help support their aging parents. Those in this position might qualify for an adult-dependent exemption on their 2017 tax returns. This article explores the basic qualifications and some important factors related to this tax break.

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January's Topics:

Still important: The tax impact of business travel  
Help prevent tax identity theft by filing early  
Owner-employees need to stay up to speed on employment taxes  
4 financial planning tips for second marriages  
Tax calendar