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February 20, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Five Tax Breaks that Survived Tax Reform

Recent tax reform legislation affected many provisions in the tax code. Many were modified, either permanently or temporarily, while some were repealed entirely. Here are five that survived. 1. Mortgage Interest Deduction While the House bill repealed the mortgage interest deduction, the final version of the act retained it, albeit with modifications. First is that […]

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February 14, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Owing Back Taxes could Affect Passport Renewal

Starting in February 2018, individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts” will be subject to a new set of provisions courtesy of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law in December 2015. The FAST Act requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers the IRS has certified as owing a seriously […]

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January 30, 2018 | Adina Crawford

Here is Juanita Farmer’s Running Journey

Montgomery County Maryland has a population of 1.04 million residents. Within that population there is a small segment of the county where a group of ladies gather to hit the pavement to combat the health disparities i.e. diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and several others associated with our race.  I am here to share with you […]

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January 29, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

The Basics of Starting a Home-Based Business

More than half of all businesses today are home-based. Every day, people are striking out and achieving economic and creative independence by turning their skills into dollars. Garages, basements, and attics are being transformed into the corporate headquarters of the newest entrepreneurs–home-based business people. And, with technological advances in smartphones, tablets, and iPads as well […]

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January 23, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Choosing a Business Entity

When you decide to start a business, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is choosing a business entity. It’s a decision that impacts many things–from the amount of taxes you pay to how much paperwork you have to deal with and what type of personal liability you face, and with the […]

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January 18, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Got Debt? How to Improve your Financial Situation

If you are having trouble paying your debts, it is important to take action sooner rather than later. Doing nothing leads to much larger problems in the future, whether it’s a bad credit record or bankruptcy resulting in the loss of assets and even your home. If you’re in financial trouble, then here are some […]

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January 10, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Small Business: Be Alert to Identity Theft

Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thieves. Just like individuals, businesses may have their identities stolen, and their sensitive information used to open credit card accounts or used to file fraudulent tax refunds for bogus refunds. As such, small business owners should be on guard against a growing wave of identity […]

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January 2, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Important Tax Changes for 2018

As the New Year rolls around, it’s always a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law and 2018 is no different now that many of the tax provisions pursuant to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) are in full effect. From health savings accounts to tax rate schedules […]

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November 8, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals

Once again, tax planning for the year ahead presents a number of challenges, first and foremost being what tax reform measures (if any) will actually become legislation–and when they take effect (e.g. retroactive to January 1, 2017, or a future date). Furthermore, a number of tax extenders expired at the end of 2016, which may […]

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October 26, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Small Business Tax Tips: Health Care Tax Credit

As a small employer, you may be eligible for a tax credit that lets you keep more of your hard-earned money. It’s called the small business health care tax credit, and it benefits employers that: offer coverage through the small business health options program, also known as the SHOP Marketplace have fewer than 25 full-time […]

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