Gift and Estate Tax Primer

The tax code places limits on the amounts that individuals can gift to others (as money or property) without paying taxes. This is meant to keep an individual from using gifts to avoid the estate tax that is imposed upon the assets owned by the individual at their death. This can be a significant issue for family-operated businesses when the business owner dies; such businesses often must be sold to pay the resulting estate taxes. This is, in large part, why high-net-worth individuals invest in estate planning.

Top 10 Ways to Spot a Tax Scam

Tax season can be stressful enough without having to worry about falling victim to tax scams. With cybercrime and identity theft becoming increasingly prevalent as more people file their taxes online, it’s wise to be vigilant and aware of potential scams targeting your personal information (and your financial well-being!) 

Here are the top 10 ways to spot a tax scam and protect yourself from becoming a victim:

A Guide to Business Cyber Security

In the digital age, online security is among the most critical factors for any business. As more and more people are living their lives online, security has become a priority for those giving up sensitive information – including financial data – via the World Wide Web. Cyber threats are evolving with alarming sophistication, making it crucial for businesses to bolster their defenses against potential cyber-attacks. This comprehensive guide delves into the multifaceted approach required to safeguard your business and reassure your clients, emphasizing the importance of cyber security, phishing awareness, and network security.

Boomers, Taxes and the Housing Puzzle

As Baby Boomers approach retirement, many are considering downsizing their homes to simplify their lives and reduce expenses. However, what seems like a straightforward decision is often complicated by financial and tax implications, especially in today’s volatile housing market. This guide aims to shed light on the challenges and opportunities that come with downsizing, offering practical advice for those navigating this significant life transition.