Under the Hood: Planning Opportunities From a Client’s 1040, Pt. 3: Retirement Deductions
Concluding our discussion on how looking at clients’ tax returns provides value, we look at more deductions from gross income, including IRA and other retirement plans.
Under the Hood: Planning Opportunities on a Client's 1040, Pt. 1: Income
Viewing clients’ tax returns and suggesting appropriate changes provides value to clients while showcasing your value. Begin with the income lines on their 1040s.
For HNWs, One Advisor May Not Be Enough
"It really takes a village to get the reporting done correctly" for some high-net-worth clients, says attorney Adrienne Penta of Brown Brothers Harriman.
IRS Ripped at Hearing Over Service Cuts to Taxpayers
The IRS commissioner countered that budget cuts had constrained the agency's capacity to help taxpayers during filing season.
Let the Robots Do Your Taxes
Capital gains taxes are a far trickier beast than passive asset allocation—so tricky, only a robot might be able to defeat it.
Taxpayer Advocate Urges IRS to Ease FATCA Rules for Americans Abroad
The IRS' Taxpayer Advocate says some Treasury and IRS reporting requirements should be merged for Americans living overseas with legitimate local bank accounts.
IRS Has New Favorite People to Audit
If you’re scared of an audit by the IRS, there’s less to fear these days — except for one group of taxpayers.
4 Ways Wealthy People Can Still Hide Money
Gone is the heyday of Swiss bank accounts. Here are four ways to get secrecy, or lower taxes, though rarely both at the same time.
20 Social Security Tax Facts You Need to Know
A Tax Facts expert answers questions on Social Security and taxes that many of your clients are likely pondering.
What Americans Really Think About Taxes: Pew
One surprising finding: More than a third of taxpayers say they like doing their taxes, according to Pew Research.