In case you missed them the first time around, or would like to review them at your leisure, these are the most widely read stories on for the month of January that focused on tax planning opportunities for advisors.

New Tax Law Offers Unprecedented Planning Opportunities

By Gavin Morrissey, Commonwealth Financial

Commonwealth’s Morrissey, who blogs regularly for AdvisorOne, wrote Jan. 18 on how wealth managers can help clients take advantage of a short, but clear, tax-planning window following December's passage of tax legislation.


IRS Rules Renew Interest in Cash Balance Pension Plans

By John Sullivan

AdvisorOne and Investment Advisor’s Sullivan reported Jan. 14 that the uncertainty surrounding cash balance pension plans has been "virtually eliminated," according to Towers Watson.


Cash Flow Change Generates Tax Deduction

By Andrew Rice

Rice, vice president and CFO with Money Management Services Inc., in Birmingham, Ala. (and an AdvisorOne blogger), suggested on Jan. 18 how a bit of charity, plus cash flow management in an IRA, can boost a tax benefit.


After Delay, IRS Will Begin Processing Returns on Feb. 14 That Claim Deductions

By Michael S. Fischer

Regular AdvisorOne contributor Fischer reported Jan. 24 that  the IRS plans to start processing tax returns delayed by the December tax law changes on Feb. 14.



Top 10 Tax Benefits for Small Businesses

By Kathleen McBride

AdvisorOne Wealth Editor McBride wrote Jan. 13 on how the Small Business Administration has detailed the updates on certain tax benefits for owners of small businesses.