With inflation (CPI) running a hot 8.3% for the twelve months ended in August, the Federal Government is busy adjusting numerous spending & tax parameters for the new year. Social Security is leading the way with a 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment for 2023. Here are some of the other changes due to inflation: IRS tax bracket “break points” are going up 7.0%, on average. The standard … Continue reading IRS Changes Don’t Keep Up With Inflation
I like to tell my son – “my turn running the world is over, it’s your responsibility now.” With Biden now in office, I started looking at what impact the Democratic Party proposals might have on our household. I sold a lot of stock options for cash last year to get ahead of potential changes in tax rates, but that cash will only last so … Continue reading No Impact From Washington DC?
We are back from our Winter vacation in the Caribbean and that means it’s time for us to preparing for tax time. We promised our accountant that we would connect with her as soon as we got back from our trip as there are so many changes to the tax code that she wanted to get paperwork from us as soon as we could. The … Continue reading Changing Tax Deductions
(Updated 12/31/17 for final Tax Reform provisions) Tax Reform has been all over the news in the last week and when the Senate passed their bill on Friday night, I was excited at the prospect of seeing a solid windfall based on what the politicians were saying about it. The Republicans promised big savings for everyone across the board – they were even concerned it … Continue reading GOP Tax Reform – Not So Big Savings in MN
We just finished paying our taxes for 2014. We spent the last month working with our new accountant on the ugliness. I like to think that our taxes are pretty simple – I only work for one company – but yet they always end up being a lot more complicated that I want. And expensive… I am blessed to have a good job and … Continue reading One More Year – Income Tax Bite