Entries by Brennan

Capital Gains Tax Increasing for High Earners

As Congress continues to negotiate over budget and infrastructure legislation and key parts of President Biden’s domestic agenda advance, smart taxpayers will start planning for the potential tax code changes that will follow suit in order to finance the plan. (see my previous blog from October 2020 regarding Biden’s tax proposal while campaigning for the […]

How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Your Taxes

As we head into the final week of the 2020 Presidential campaign it is important to examine how a Joe Biden victory could potentially impact your taxes in 2021 and beyond. Biden’s proposed strategy is to focus on the highest earners and particularly those that make over $400,000. The country’s finances are in dire straits […]

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Update

It is expected today that the President will sign bipartisan legislation to update the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) to make several changes to the rules governing the forgivable loan program designed to help small businesses keep employees on payroll. This is great news for businesses that received the PPP loan […]

2020 – Update

One of the positives of having your birthday in mid-January is it gives you the opportunity to reflect back on the prior year (after the hoopla of the Holiday Season and Best of Lists has worn off of course) while simultaneously appreciating the benefit of being a year older and more mature to plan for […]

Steps to Take in Preparation of (Impending) Recession

As another Summer comes to a conclusion, all you will hear from TV pundits and news articles is the next recession is impending. It seems a recession is always just around the corner! The Nostradamus of recession predictions is the Inverted Yield Curve which was achieved last week and just in time for Back to […]

Understanding Solo 401k Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 imposed significant changes to the 2018 tax code especially for self-employed people but one area it did not change is the benefit of Solo 401(k) or individual 401(k) plans. These retirement plans are designed for companies with one employee (or an employee and spouse) that want to […]

“Power of Attorney for College Students”

The time preparing for and the first few weeks of your son or daughter heading offing to college are usually filled with excitement, planning, paperwork, shopping, and adjustments.  One often overlooked important task is asking him or her to sign a durable power of attorney and a health care proxy. This is even more important […]

Be Aware of IRS Tax Scams

As we welcome in a new year and many changes, we need to remain diligent of new tax scams pertaining to identity theft and refund fraud.  This is one reason NY State is now requiring your driver’s license number to file your State return. The IRS recently issued a summary of the most prevalent scams […]

New Jersey Gas Tax Hike and Impact to Estate and IncomeTax

Governor Christie struck a deal with Democratic leaders of the New Jersey legislature on October 14 that will raised the gas tax but has corresponding sales, estate and income tax cuts to be phased in over the years.  Below is a synopsis: Increase the gas tax by $0.23 per gallon (effective November 1, 2016); Finance […]