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Individual Charitable Donations: Donating Appreciated Property

Sometimes you might have property that has increased in value over time known as appreciated property. In deciding what to do with an appreciated property, it is good to consider the tax benefits of donating appreciated property to a qualified charitable organization. Appreciated property held for more than one year may be donated to a Read more...

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Meeting Your Estimated Tax Payment Safe Harbour

Generally, if individuals are self-employed or have flowthrough income, they may be required to make estimated tax payments. Since your income may fluctuate throughout the year, the IRS offers a safe harbor rule to avoid penalties for underpayment. For taxpayers with prior year adjusted gross income (AGI) of $150,000 or less, the taxpayers may pay Read more...

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Funding a Retirement Account as an Individual

With the end of the year quickly approaching, one of the things you might beginning to consider is whether it would be a good idea to open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). There are three basic types of IRAs to be covered in this article: Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, and SEP IRA. Traditional IRAs and Read more...

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Form 1099 Filing Requirements: Tips from FCA

As the end of 2022 approaches, every business owner should review their financials and determine which vendors and contractors will need to receive a Form 1099.  If your business rents its office space, then a 1099-MISC may need to be issued or a technology consultant may need to receive a 1099-NEC. The filing requirements for Read more...

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Retirement Plan Options: SEP IRA

Thinking about establishing a retirement plan for your business? One option to consider is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP). A SEP is an individual retirement account that an employer or a self-employed person can establish and make pre-tax contributions to on behalf of its employees. Employees cannot contribute to their accounts as they are exclusively Read more...

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What You Need to Know about Bonus Depreciation Phaseout

If there is furniture, equipment, or other items you are considering for your business, now may be the time to purchase. This is the final year to take advantage of 100% Bonus Depreciation under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Beginning in 2023, the Bonus Depreciation benefit will be reduced each year until 2027 Read more...

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Tax Considerations for Year-End Gifts for Family & Friends

The holiday season is a time of joy and gift giving. As you prepare your year-end gifts, here are some things to consider for tax purposes. A gift is any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirectly, where full consideration (measured in money or money’s worth) is not received in return. The general rule Read more...

Economy & Business

‘Shape our Future’: The US plan for a Modern African Partnership

On August 8, during his third visit to Africa in just ten months, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the US Strategy Towards Sub-Saharan Africa, the Biden administration’s vision for a US-Africa partnership. The strategy is divided into four objectives: fostering openness and open societies, delivering democratic and security dividends, advancing pandemic recovery and economic Read more...

Economy & Business

Dispatch from Europe: A Cloudy Outlook

By Tom Koch, FCA Corp’s Director, Global Capital and Strategy There is a lot going on in Europe these days, and it takes traveling there and engaging in one-on-one conversation to truly grasp the scope of these issues. For financial professionals, understanding “on-the-ground” sentiment becomes very important to manage risk, understand potential opportunities, and validate broader Read more...