New, Overlooked, and Odd Tax Deductions for Seniors

  Q. With tax season upon us, I am preparing for the grueling task of filing my taxes.  I am aware that every year, the IRS makes a litany of changes to the tax code and Congress often weighs in with its own alterations as … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Provide Tax Credit for Caregiving Expenses

Dear Baxter, I read something about a Bill that was just introduced to provide tax credit for caregiving. I am a part-time caregiver for my father and work 20 hours a week at my job. Iwould be interested in learning more about … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Do I need to file taxes for a deceased relative?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My mother passed away in 2014, and I am the executor for her estate. I typically wait until the last minute to file my taxes. Even though she is no longer with us, do I need to file taxes for her, as … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Can You Deduct a Toupee from Taxes?

Q. My boyfriend, Richard, became self-conscious about his baldness last year and went out one day and purchased a toupee. We also took in a foster cat, landscaped our property, and installed an in-ground pool to help us stay fit. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can You Claim a Pet as a Dependent?

Dear Baxter, My dog, Rover, is like a child to me.  He is cute, loveable, and playful, and like a human child, relies on me for support. Vet bills, food, cleanup, and repairs caused by damage, have cost a lot of money this past … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Estate Planning Services Tax Deductible?

  Dear Saki and Alley, It is November and the end of the year is drawing near. Every year, at around this time, I begin paying close attention to tax deductions. I was wondering, if I use your firm to do my estate planning … [Read more...]

LGBT Marriage Ruling Brings New Planning Choices

LGBT married couples can now celebrate another important victory in their fight for equal rights.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to let the appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states stand, clearing the … [Read more...]

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