Still Have Questions After Filing Your Tax Return?

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Even after your 2020 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, you may still have some questions about the return. Here are brief answers to three questions that we’re frequently asked at this time of year. 1. Are you wondering when you will receive your refund? The IRS has an online tool that…

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Veterans Income Tax Exemption Submission Form

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Veterans Exemption: Veterans are eligible for a $6,000 exemption ($3,000 for Tax Years 2017 and 2018) on their New Jersey Income Tax return if they were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States by the last day of the tax year. Your spouse (or…

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Tax & Estate Strategies for Married LGBTQ+ Couples

The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision streamlined tax and estate strategizing for married LGBTQ+ couples. If you are filing a joint tax return for this year or are considering updating your estate strategy, here are some important things to remember. Keep in mind, this article is for informational purposes only and is not a replacement…

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How Virtual Currency Transactions Affect Your Tax Situation

Virtual currencies, also known as cryptocurrencies, have gone mainstream. For example, you can use Bitcoin to buy a Tesla, or you can use a Bitcoin wallet on your smartphone to make everyday purchases. But beware: Using virtual currency has federal income tax implications that may surprise you. With increasing market acceptance and the skyrocketing price of…

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Vacation Home Usage Has Tax Implications

Do you own a vacation home that’s classified as a rental property for tax purposes? Rental property owners may be tempted to use their rental properties for their personal “staycations” or as remote office locations during the COVID-19 pandemic. But this could cause adverse tax consequences, depending on your situation. Here’s what you need to…

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How to Ensure Life Insurance Isn’t Part of Your Taxable Estate

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If you have a life insurance policy, you may want to ensure that the benefits your family will receive after your death won’t be included in your estate. That way, the benefits won’t be subject to federal estate tax. Current exemption amounts For 2021, the federal estate and gift tax exemption is $11.7 million ($23.4…

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Who Qualifies for “Head of Household” Tax Filing Status?

When you file your tax return, you must check one of the following filing statuses: Single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of household or qualifying widow(er). Who qualifies to file a return as a head of household, which is more favorable than single? To qualify, you must maintain a household, which for more…

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Appropriations Law Addresses PPP Forgiveness, Tax Treatment

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), signed into law in late December 2020, allocated additional funding for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — for both first-time and so-called “second-draw” borrowers who’ve been hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes several critical provisions related to loan forgiveness and tax…

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