Powers of attorney can be vital documents

From Melinda May, CPA | Featherstone Most people realize the importance of a will to help direct the transfer of assets after death. During your lifetime, you also may want to have a power of attorney (POA) for convenience and asset protection. The person who creates...

December Tax Calendar

DECEMBER 2018 December 17 Employers. For Social Security, Medicare, withheld income tax, and nonpayroll withholding, deposit the tax for payments in November if the monthly rule applies. Corporations. Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2018. A...

Year-end retirement tax planning

From Melinda May, CPA | Featherstone A major feature of the TCJA is the reduction of income tax rates owed by individuals. For example, married couples filing jointly for 2018 may have taxable income up to $77,400 and remain in the 12% bracket, up to $165,000 and stay...

Year-end tax planning for investors

From Melinda May, CPA | Featherstone This year has been a roller coaster for investors, with good months followed by steep pullbacks. At this point, you may have taken some gains and losses in your taxable accounts during 2018; you also may have unrealized losses as...