June 26, 2018

The IRS has provided the annual inflation-adjusted contribution, deductible, and out-of-pocket expense limits for 2019 for health savings accounts (HSAs).

Eligible individuals may, subject to statutory limits, make deductible contributions to an HSA.  Employers, as wel...

June 12, 2018

I know it seems like you just got done filing your 2017 tax return.  However, if you need to pay estimated taxes for 2018, the 2nd quarter estimate is due on June 15th for federal and July 2nd for Iowa.

Disclaimer: The items included in the Tax Tip Tuesday Video Bl...

June 5, 2018

As I mentioned in an earlier edition, the Iowa Legislature passed a significant Iowa tax reform bill which Governor Reynolds signed into law last week.

Most parts of this large bill are not effective until 2019 or later.  Three items included in the bill that are effect...

May 22, 2018

As I mentioned two weeks ago, the Iowa Legislature passed a significant Iowa tax reform bill.  We are still waiting for it to be signed by the Governor.  This week, we will begin taking a look at some of the contents of the bill.

The individual income tax, currentl...

May 8, 2018

On Saturday, the Iowa Legislature gave final approval to a bill that will eventually (starting in 2019) lower individual and corporate rates, eliminate federal deductibility and subject some new items to sales tax.  Assuming Governor Reynolds signs the bill, I will be...

May 9, 2017

Here’s what you need to know about Health Savings Accounts (HSA) for 2018.

Eligible individuals may, subject to statutory limits, make deductible contributions to an HSA. Employers, as well as other persons (e.g., family members), also may contribute on behalf of an eli...

April 11, 2017

Don’t forget — April 18th is the due date for your 2016 individual tax return. 

Don't forget to file or extend your return.

Sometimes individuals don’t have cash to pay their income tax bills.  This week we will examine some ways to defer paying income taxes including in...

April 4, 2017

We only have a couple weeks until your federal individual tax return is due on April 18th.  Yes, April 18th is correct because April 17th is Emancipation Day, which is a holiday in Washington DC.  You have until May 1st to file your Iowa individual tax return....

March 28, 2017

The IRS says older individuals need to remain alert to aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. The callers claim to be IRS employees, but they are not.

These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and b...

March 21, 2017

A critical date is approaching for many clients who turned age 70½ in 2016. By April 1, 2017, these clients must begin making required minimum distributions (RMDs) from their traditional IRAs. (Lifetime distributions aren't taken from Roth IRAs at any age.) 

A part...

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