Accounting, Tax & Finance Articles

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Are you age 65 and older and have basic Medicare insurance? You may qualify for a tax break for paying Medicare premiums in 2021.


President Biden issued the “Green Book”, which included fiscal year 2022 tax and spending proposals, on May 28, 2021.  The President divided his proposals into two sections, the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan.  The American Jobs Plan focuses primarily on business tax proposals while the American Families Plan (AFP) focuses primarily on individual tax proposals, which is the focus of this article.


If you have children age 17 or under, it’s critical to understand the recent changes made to the child tax credit.


As we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be traveling again for business. Under tax law, there are a number of rules for deducting the cost of your out-of-town business travel within the United States.

In today’s unprecedented market conditions, key “unknowns” could have a material impact on the accounting estimates included in your company’s financial statements. Learn more about the three common approaches used by auditors to substantively test accounting estimates and fair value measurements to reduce the risk of restatements or write-offs in future periods.

Is your family planning a road trip this summer? Many Americans are expected to hit the road as parts of the country relax their COVID-19-related restrictions on in-person gatherings, dining, recreation and events. Though road trips are generally less expensive than air travel, rising gas prices could increase how much you’ll need to budget for your vacation, especially if you’re riding in a gas-guzzling V-8 or recreational vehicle.

If you’re getting ready to retire, you’ll soon experience changes in your lifestyle and income sources that may have numerous tax implications. Here’s a brief rundown of four tax and financial issues you may deal with when you retire.


The IRS announced that the 2021 advance child tax credit (CTC) payments, which were created in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will begin being made on July 15, 2021.


In lieu of providing cash bonuses or annual raises, some companies choose to give valued employees a share of their future profits. While corporations generally issue stock options, limited liability companies (LLCs) use a relatively new form of equity compensation called “profits interests” to incentivize workers. Here’s a summary of the accounting rules that are used to account for these transactions.

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