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May 24, 2022

The Clean Energy Initiatives Your Dealership Shouldn’t Ignore

  The global wide push to “go green” has built momentum over the years, and research points toward an even greater increase in the American demand for clean energy going forward. While the movement has primarily centered around the adoption of electric vehicles, the clean energy trend isn’t just lucrative for car sales. There are myriad attractive clean energy initiatives that could result in significant tax savings for your auto dealership. While many clean energy initiatives have come and gone… Read more ›

May 16, 2022

Should You Diversify Your Investments with Rental Real Estate?

Many people invest in marketable securities, including stocks, bonds, money market funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs). But a less conventional investment option that’s historically paid off for many investors is purchasing a home or condo to rent out to third parties. This alternative may help diversify your existing portfolio and hedge against public market trends. With any investment, there are no guarantees of success, especially if you have a short time horizon. But rental properties may be a… Read more ›

May 3, 2022

How to Keep Your Business Strong Despite Inflationary Pressures

  Over the last year, consumer prices rose 7.9%, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Consumer Price Index covers the prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation, doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. This is the highest 12-month increase since 1982. Increases in the price of consumer goods will affect most businesses, sooner or later. For example, if you operate a restaurant, spikes… Read more ›

April 13, 2022

2022 Quarter 1 Commentary

  We hope all is well with you and your family. As always, we will provide our thoughts on the events that happened this quarter and share our primary asset allocation ideas and concerns. The word “unprecedented” when describing the situation in Eastern Europe and related market volatility has been frequently used in financial and other media outlets. We very much hope for de-escalation and return to normalcy in the near future. However, as we draft this commentary, the updates… Read more ›

February 1, 2022

2021 Quarter 4 Commentary

  Happy, and healthy, New Year to you and your family and we hope that you are enjoying the winter season. As always, we will share our thoughts regarding the significant events that have occurred this quarter and share our current ideas and concerns. Overall the 4th quarter of the year, as well as the entire 2021, were positive for the domestic stock market and most of its components. Small cap value stocks turned out to be the best performing… Read more ›

October 12, 2021

Employers: Avoid Penalties for Failure to Deposit Taxes Deferred Under the CARES Act

An important payroll tax deadline is coming up for certain employers. To provide relief from the economic ravages of COVID-19, the CARES Act allowed employers to defer their share of Social Security tax from March 27 through Dec. 31, 2020. Those employers must now pay 50% of the deferred tax by Dec. 31, 2021, and the balance by Dec. 31, 2022. In guidance, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel states that to avoid penalties, deposits must be made of “all… Read more ›

July 30, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness and Repayment: What Businesses Need to Know Now

A critical deadline is approaching for many of the businesses that have received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was created in March 2020 by the CARES Act. If these borrowers don’t take action before the deadline expires, their loans will become standard loans, and the borrowers could be responsible for repaying the full amount plus 1% interest before the maturity date. In addition, some borrowers could face audits. Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness basics PPP loans generally are… Read more ›

May 24, 2021

Eligible Parents Will Begin Receiving Advance Child Tax Credits July 15

The 2021 advance child tax credit (CTC) payments, which were established under a recent law, will begin being made on July 15, 2021, the IRS announced. The tax agency also stated that “roughly 39 million households — covering 88% of children in the United States — are slated to begin receiving monthly payments without any further action required.” Background Taxpayers are allowed a child tax credit for each qualifying child. The credit was temporarily expanded and made refundable for 2021 by… Read more ›

May 7, 2021

The Biden Administration Proposes Far-reaching Tax Overhaul

President Biden recently announced his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan (AFP), the third step in his Build Back Better policy initiative. The announcement followed the previous releases of the proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan and the Made in America Tax Plan. These plans propose major investments in various domestic initiatives, such as expanded tax credits for families, offset with tax increases on high-income individual taxpayers and corporations. American Families Plan: Proposed tax changes for the wealthy The American Families… Read more ›

April 30, 2021

President Biden Details His Tax Proposals for Individuals in the American Families Plan

President Biden’s proposals for individual taxpayers were outlined in an April 28 address to Congress and in an 18-page fact sheet released by the White House. The “American Families Plan” contains tax breaks for low- and middle-income taxpayers and tax increases on those “making over $400,000 per year.” Here’s a summary of some of the proposals. Extended tax breaks – American Families Plan Extend the Child Tax Credit (CTC) increases in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through 2025 and… Read more ›