Mutual funds: Handle with care at year end

Mutual funds: Handle with care at year end As we approach the end of 2018, it’s a good idea to review the mutual fund holdings in your taxable accounts and take steps to avoid potential tax traps. Here are some tips. Avoid surprise capital gains Unlike with stocks, you can’t avoid capital gains on mutual […]

December 5, 2018


It’s not too late: You can still set up a retirement plan for 2018

It’s not too late: You can still set up a retirement plan for 2018 If most of your money is tied up in your business, retirement can be a challenge. So if you haven’t already set up a tax-advantaged retirement plan, consider doing so this year. There’s still time to set one up and make […]

December 3, 2018


Time for NQDC plan deferral elections

Time for NQDC plan deferral elections If you’re an executive or other key employee, your employer may offer you a nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan. As the name suggests, NQDC plans pay employees in the future for services currently performed. The plans allow deferral of the income tax associated with the compensation. But to receive […]

November 28, 2018


Buy business assets before year end to reduce your 2018 tax liability

Buy business assets before year end to reduce your 2018 tax liability The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has enhanced two depreciation-related breaks that are popular year-end tax planning tools for businesses. To take advantage of these breaks, you must purchase qualifying assets and place them in service by the end of the tax […]

November 26, 2018


Taking the hybrid approach to cloud computing

Taking the hybrid approach to cloud computing For several years now, cloud computing has been touted as the perfect way for companies large and small to meet their software and data storage needs. But, when it comes to choosing and deploying a solution, one size doesn’t fit all. Many businesses have found it difficult to […]

November 22, 2018