Aug 16 2021

Scholarships are usually tax free but they may result in taxable income

2021-08-16T09:25:57-04:00August 16, 2021|

Newburg Staff Writers (8/10/21) If your child is fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship, you may wonder about the tax implications. Fortunately, scholarships (and fellowships) are generally tax free for students at elementary, middle and high schools, as well as those attending college, graduate school or accredited vocational [...]

Aug 10 2021

5 possible tax aspects of a parent moving into a nursing home

2021-08-12T15:01:39-04:00August 10, 2021|

Newburg Staff Writers (8/3/21) If you have a parent entering a nursing home, you may not be thinking about taxes. But there are a number of possible tax implications. Here are five. Long-term medical care The costs of qualified long-term care, including nursing home care, are deductible as medical [...]

Jul 27 2021

New Massachusetts Legislation to Remedy SALT Limitations

2021-08-18T17:04:05-04:00July 27, 2021|

Newburg Staff Writers (7/27/21) This July, Governor Baker has signed legislation as part of the 2022 Fiscal Year Budget allowing certain owners of pass-through businesses such as S-Corporations or Partnerships to elect to have their pass-through business pay an excise tax on their behalf and receive a Massachusetts tax [...]

Jul 26 2021

Can a broken trust be fixed?

2021-08-18T17:12:53-04:00July 26, 2021|

An irrevocable trust has long been a key component of many estate plans. But what if it no longer serves your purposes? Is it too late to change it? Depending on applicable state law, you may have several options for fixing a “broken” trust. How trusts break There are [...]

Jul 19 2021

Advance Child Tax Credit – Impact on 2021 Tax Return

2021-08-18T17:19:59-04:00July 19, 2021|

Newburg Staff Writers (7/16/21) The IRS has implemented changes to the Child Tax Credit for 2021 that will result in the issuance of advance payments for certain taxpayers starting this summer. Qualifying taxpayers will be receiving half of their anticipated total Child Tax Credit amount in advance monthly payments [...]

Jul 8 2021

Heading across state lines with your trust requires planning

2021-08-18T18:14:17-04:00July 8, 2021|

In some cases, it may be desirable to move a trust to a more favorable jurisdiction. But moving a trust from one state to another can present significant risks, so don’t attempt to do so without considering all the benefits, limitations and risks, and obtaining professional advice. Reasons to [...]

Jul 7 2021

IRS audits may be increasing, so be prepared

2021-07-07T08:38:55-04:00July 7, 2021|

The IRS just released its audit statistics for the 2020 fiscal year and fewer taxpayers had their returns examined as compared with prior years. But even though a small percentage of returns are being chosen for audit these days, that will be little consolation if yours is one of [...]

Jun 28 2021

Make health care decisions while you’re healthy

2021-06-28T10:21:24-04:00June 28, 2021|

Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to your assets after you die. It’s also about protecting yourself and your loved ones. This includes having a plan for making critical medical decisions in the event you’re unable to make them yourself. And, as with other aspects of your estate [...]

Jun 22 2021

Update: Many parents will receive advance tax credit payments beginning July 15, 2021 and New Online Tool for Child Tax Credit Payments

2021-06-22T11:34:58-04:00June 22, 2021|

Update to the May 26th Article: Eligible parents will soon begin receiving payments from the federal government. 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. How have [...]

Jun 15 2021

Tax-favored ways to build up a college fund

2021-06-15T11:46:14-04:00June 15, 2021|

If you’re a parent with a college-bound child, you may be concerned about being able to fund future tuition and other higher education costs. You want to take maximum advantage of tax benefits to minimize your expenses. Here are some possible options. Savings bonds Series EE U.S. savings bonds [...]

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