Newsletter – #Tax Opportunities, IRS New Collection Tool – Agencies

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Monthly Client Newsletter
December 2016
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With the elections in the rearview mirror what will happen next? While changes in the tax code may occur in the future, 2016’s rules are set. This means there is time to make some last minute moves to reduce your tax obligation with a degree of certainty. Looking for something to talk about at the next family gathering? Consider sharing a quick, fun quiz regarding iconic holiday movies.

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Last Year’s Tax Bill Makes This Year’s Opportunity

1For the first time in many years, it looks like a last minute tax law change will not upset your ability to fulfill a well thought out tax plan. In addition to making last minute moves to reduce your tax obligation, consider some opportunities to take advantage of recent legislation.

Holiday Money Savings Tips

To many the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” but, to those on a tight budget the holidays can be very stressful. Why not save money this season by following some of these easy tips.


Private Agencies to Start Collecting for IRS

What you need to know
3In late 2015 Congress required the IRS to turn over uncollected taxes it is no longer pursuing to outside collection agencies. The collection agencies are now selected and in early 2017 these agencies will begin their collection efforts. This will impact all of us. Here is what you need to know.

Holiday Movie Quiz

Hollywood has made the holiday movie part of our seasonal traditions. How well do you know your holiday movie trivia? Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and challenge your friends with this quiz. Enjoy.


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