California’s New Health Insurance Mandate

The California State Senate has passed legislation (SB78) that, as of January 1st 2020, will tax California residents who do not have health insurance. This tax is similar to the federal health insurance mandate that was overturned at the beginning of this year. What this means for RPM clients. If you have insurance available to […]

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Leaving Your House to Your Children

Disclaimer: We are not lawyers; this should not be taken as legal advice. When thinking about your estate plan, you might think putting your child’s name on the title of your home will solve a potentially difficult situation. Unfortunately, this could cause a few problems for both you and your child.   Gift Tax Return: […]

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Estimated Tax Payments

Estimated Tax Payments You pay taxes on money you earn throughout the year. These taxes are normally taken out of your paycheck in the form of withholding. However, in some situations the amount withheld is not enough to cover the amount of taxes you owe, and this can lead to a penalty. Additionally, if you […]

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Jan 2018

Jan 2019 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Provision Section 199-A Deductions

(Source IRS.gov: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-provision-11011-section-199a-qualified-business-income-deduction-faqs) Basic questions and answers on new 20-percent deduction for pass-through businesses Below are answers to some basic questions about the new 20-percent deduction for pass-through businesses. Also known as the section 199A deduction or the deduction for qualified business income, the deduction was created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. […]

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Dec 2018

December 2018 – Tax Planning

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! December 2018 We wish you many blessings during this holiday season. And with the New Year on the horizon, it is not too early to begin the process of getting your tax house in order. Start 2019 with a good handle on your financial picture which includes federal and state income tax filings. […]

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Nov 2018

November 2018

November 2018 It’s November and the holiday season is upon us. With the end of the year less than two months away, now is the time to run down your annual year-end checklist. Before you dig in to some turkey and stuffing, check out the 5 Annual Tax Essentials article for some year-end tips you can […]

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Oct 2018

October 2018

October 2018 The leaves are starting to change colors and cool air is just around the corner. With the fourth quarter upon us, now is the time to finalize your tax plans before the busy holiday season arrives. Included here are some steps you can take to jumpstart the process for you. Also included are articles […]

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Sep 2018

September 2018

September 2018 With summer coming to a close, now is a good time to assess your tax situation while there is still time to make adjustments if necessary. To help you prepare, this newsletter includes articles on potential 2018 tax surprises and how the new changes affect education related deductions and credits. For your business, there […]

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Aug 2018

August 2018

August 2018 Summer is in full swing and the air conditioners are working overtime. Hopefully you are finding ways to stay cool while enjoying your outdoor activities. Included in this newsletter are articles about a new tax trap created by student loan forgiveness, tips to improve your financial situation and ideas to ensure that you are […]

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Jul 2018

July 2018

July 2018 It’s the height of summer, and hopefully you’ve had a chance to enjoy some pleasant weather and Fourth of July fireworks. This issue contains tips on tax breaks for new parents, deciding whether to amend a tax return, strategies for reducing debt, and budgeting for replacing major household items. There’s also an article about […]

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