Yep, it’s about that time—tax time, of course. The sun’s out a little longer, we shed a few layers, the first blooms of the season are on full display, and taxes are due smack dab in the middle of it all. This year, your 2021 taxes are due on April 18th, 2022. But don’t let this impending annual chore dull your spring fever. This year, let’s make taxes fun! Well, if not fun, at least … [Read more...] about 6 Creative Considerations Before You File Your 2021 Tax Return This April
Some married couples choose to combine all their finances. Others prefer to keep some or all of their accounts separate. But most of the time, married couples file one joint tax return. You don’t have to do it that way, but it usually means you’ll pay less taxes — though not always. Married Filing Separately tax status allows each spouse to file their own tax return and pay their own taxes based … [Read more...] about When Does It Make Sense To Choose “Married Filing Separately” On My Taxes?
The CARES Act was signed into law in late March, providing financial assistance for individuals and businesses in these difficult and uncertain times. You may have heard bits and pieces of it mentioned on the news — stimulus checks (which you may or may not be entitled to depending on your household income) and small business loans that can help keep your business afloat. But if you need help, … [Read more...] about What the CARES Act Means for Individuals and Small Businesses
Taxes are not the most exciting thing in the world, so I thought I’d start with this short video on Cats Doing Taxes from one of my favorite non-profits AccountAbility Minnesota. (BTW: if you search for “funny tax videos” on YouTube, the results stink. Note to CPAs everywhere: please make a funny tax video that I can insert in my blog posts on tax tips). Tax planning is a really … [Read more...] about Tax Tips for Millennials