Tag Archives: tax

Tax Changes for 2014

31 Jan
2014 tax law changes

With a new year comes new tax rules.  I’ve touched on some of these changes in previous posts, such as the new home office deduction and the effect of DOMA for same sex couples.  Some of the more talked about changes have come from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare or the ACA).  While the ACA […]

Tax Consequences of DOMA Decision

02 Jul
san-francisco

As everyone knows by now, last week the US Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, holding that the Federal government cannot bar States from recognizing same sex marriage.  While there were many implications stemming from this decision, one […]

Tax Tips for Students Self-Filing Returns

01 Apr
2014 tax law changes

With the high cost of tuition, students are always trying to find ways to save money.  One way for students to cut corners is to prepare their own taxes. While it may seem like a great way to save a couple hundred dollars in tax preparation fees, it’s possible these same students are leaving thousands […]

Estate and Gift Tax Escapes the Fiscal Cliff

04 Jan
gift-tax

After months of uncertainty and debate about what changes would be made to the Federal estate and gift tax (transfer tax), the newly minted American Taxpayer Relief Act (the “Act”) has provided answers that many were anxiously awaiting.  While many believed the estate and gift tax landscape would undergo significant change from the taxpayer-friendly laws […]