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  • Investment Diversification with a Tax Focus

    Diversifying your investments involves spreading your risks by investing in a variety of asset classes such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and real estate. But with a changing tax landscape, you might consider three more classes: taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-free. Years… The post Investment Diversification with a Tax Focus appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Do you Need to Make Estimated Payments?

    April 18 is both the day individual income tax returns for 2016 are due and the due date for the first estimated tax payment for 2017. So, even as you finalize, file, and pay your 2016 federal income taxes, you… The post Do you Need to Make Estimated Payments? appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Building Customer Loyalty – A Few Basics

    If your company isn’t showing your customers you care, it’s time to get back to the basics. Your company’s survival depends on it. Studies have shown that businesses often spend five to six times more to attract a new customer… The post Building Customer Loyalty – A Few Basics appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • A Tax Refund for You or an Interest-Free Loan for the IRS?

    Millions of taxpayers receive refunds each year. Will you be among them? Most of us will happily accept our tax refund checks, because we can usually use the money. However, it’s important to understand that refunds actually cost you money.… The post A Tax Refund for You or an Interest-Free Loan for the IRS? appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Why You Should Consider Using HRAs to Help Employees With Medical Costs

    A health reimbursement arrangement, or HRA, is a benefit plan you can offer to your employees to reimburse them for medical expenses that are not covered by an insurance plan. HRAs offer tax benefits, including the deductibility of contributions you… The post Why You Should Consider Using HRAs to Help Employees With Medical Costs appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Tax Records – What You Should Keep

    It’s that time of year when you are getting ready to sort out last year’s financial records and prepare for this year’s record-keeping. Do you know what you should keep and what can you throw away? Here are some suggestions.… The post Tax Records – What You Should Keep appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

Category: Content
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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Real Definition of “Dependent” May Surprise You

    Many people think of a “dependent” as a minor child who lives with you. This is true, but it’s important to remember dependents can include parents, other relatives and non-relatives, and even children who don’t live with you. Exemptions and… The post The Real Definition of “Dependent” May Surprise You appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

Category: Content
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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Who Needs an “Employer Identification Number”?

    There are a few qualifications that determine if you need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS: If you operate your business as a corporation or partnership. If you file reports for employment taxes, excise tax, or alcohol, tobacco… The post Who Needs an “Employer Identification Number”? appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Do You Need to Think About the Alternative Minimum Tax?

    You may not have thought much about the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, since Congress passed a law that permanently fixed the exemption. But the tax, which you calculate separately from your regular tax liability, is still around. Here’s how… The post Do You Need to Think About the Alternative Minimum Tax? appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Couples and Money: Five Resolutions for 2017

    Do you have a financial plan that works for both you and your spouse? Here are suggestions that can help. Organize your finances. Get a handle on your income and spending, by both of you individually and as a couple.… The post Couples and Money: Five Resolutions for 2017 appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Tax Bracket, Tax Rate, What’s the Difference?

    The difference between your tax bracket and your tax rate is more than a trick question. For example, knowing your tax rate gives you an accurate reflection of your tax liability in relation to your total income. Knowing your tax… The post Tax Bracket, Tax Rate, What’s the Difference? appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Start Smart: Five Items to Focus on when Starting a New Business

    Are you starting a new business in the new year? Put these items on your to-do list. Business plan. Outline who will own the business and what the legal form will be, your qualifications to run the business, the competitive… The post Start Smart: Five Items to Focus on when Starting a New Business appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • You Don’t Have to Itemize to Claim These Deductions on Your 2016 Return

    Can’t itemize? You can still claim some expenses on your 2016 federal income tax return. Here’s how you can benefit. * IRA and HSA contributions If you made a contribution to your traditional IRA for 2016, or if you plan… The post You Don’t Have to Itemize to Claim These Deductions on Your 2016 Return appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Know When to Sell

    Deciding when to buy a stock is often easier than determining when to sell. As you’re reviewing your portfolio at year-end, consider these situations that may indicate the right time to sell. When there are no tax consequences. If you… The post Know When to Sell appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • How Social Security Benefits are Taxed

    Are you wondering if your social security retirement, survivor, and disability benefits will be subject to federal income tax on your 2016 return? Generally, when these benefits are taxed is determined by your “provisional income.” Provisional income (PI) is the… The post How Social Security Benefits are Taxed appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Avoid Hiring Mistakes in Your Start-Up

    Staffing errors can spell disaster for your start-up. Here are three to watch out for. Staffing the firm with friends and family. While this strategy may work in some circumstances, hiring pals and relatives often spells trouble. For one thing,… The post Avoid Hiring Mistakes in Your Start-Up appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Clean Your Financial House for the New Year

    Out with the old, in with the new. No matter whether you apply the expression to changes in attitude or to life adjustments, the end of the year is a great time to assess your household finances and prepare for… The post Clean Your Financial House for the New Year appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • Don’t Include the IRS on Your Gift List

    Suppose a relative gives you an expensive painting. Several years later, your relative dies and you decide to sell the painting. Your accountant says you’ll owe capital gain tax on the sale, and asks for your basis in order to… The post Don’t Include the IRS on Your Gift List appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • 8th Bingo for a Cause

    Barnes Saly is hosting it’s 8th Bingo for a Cause on Sunday, October 23rd at the Solomon Run Fire Hall. Please consider being a sponsor or attending our event. The post 8th Bingo for a Cause appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • A Primer of Education Tax Breaks

    Are your children in college? You may be able to offset some of the costs of their education with tax breaks. Here’s a “tax primer.” Education tax credits include the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. The… The post A Primer of Education Tax Breaks appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Your Business, Your Salary

    As the owner of your business, you are the decider of salaries for your staff. That’s true for your own salary too. While there is no one-size-fits-all formula for determining how much to pay yourself, here are two factors to… The post Your Business, Your Salary appeared first on Barnes Saly.

  • How to be a Successful Saver

    How much money did you save last year? If your savings fell short of your goals, don’t give up. You can still take charge of your financial future. Here are tips to become a successful saver. Set goals. Give your… The post How to be a Successful Saver appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Beware of Bogus Charities

    The fly-by-night charity. Every legitimate charitable association had a start date, and some are still being formed. But during a major crisis, such as a natural disaster, donate to charities that you trust, which means those with a proven track… The post Beware of Bogus Charities appeared first on Barnes Saly.

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

Barnes Saly & Company, P.C.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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