Are you a recordkeeping pack rat? Many individuals and businesses hold onto paper and digital records indefinitely — just in case. But securely storing years of financial records can become burdensome. Here’s some guidance to help minimize recordkeeping overload.
The IRS has announced that the annual gift tax exclusion is increasing next year due to inflation. After five years of being stuck at $14,000, the exclusion will be $15,000 per recipient for 2018 — its highest point ever. [Read more…]
Many managers view employee performance evaluations as a bothersome chore. After all, compiling an annual evaluation for each employee is time-consuming and distracting, especially for those who supervise large numbers of employees. [Read more…]
Paying down your home mortgage balance faster than the loan contract requires can be a more powerful concept than you might think. Not only can it provide peace of mind, it can help you build a significant retirement nest egg so you can enjoy your golden years — and live in a debt-free home. [Read more…]
In a recent blog, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson explained why taxpayers can’t rely on answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers and other forms of “unofficial” guidance that are posted on the IRS website. While tax professionals already knew this, many taxpayers may find it to be a disturbing revelation. [Read more…]