Blog October 23, 2019

Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Taxes

October is chock-full of obscure holidays and commemorations. October 3 is National Boyfriend Day. October 15 — the real personal tax filing deadline — is National Grouch Day. (Coincidence? We think not.) October 19 serves up National Seafood Bisque Day (which sounds a lot tastier than October 25, National Greasy Food Day). Then there’s October 21, National […]

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Blog October 21, 2019

Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction

We added this as an addendum in my book, The Real Estate Investor Tax Guide to include changes made by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in December 2017, which affects returns for 2018 through 2025.  Most of the changes in the law are scheduled to revert back to the prior law […]

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Blog October 16, 2019

Kids These Days

Here in the United States, we spend a lot of time arguing about income taxes . . . who should pay, how they should pay, and how The French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau once said that if a man is not radical at 25, he has no heart — and if he’s still radical at 45, he has […]

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Blog October 9, 2019

Teeny Little Slices

Here in the United States, we spend a lot of time arguing about income taxes . . . who should pay, how they should pay, and how much they should pay. Right now, the average American forks over 13.5% of their income in individual income tax, and 30% of their income in federal, state, and […]

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Blog October 2, 2019

Ornithology

Every fall, in one of nature’s enduring miracles, birds fly south for the winter. The Sterna Paradisaea , or Arctic tern, flies as far as three times the distance between the earth and the moon in a lifetime. The Branta Canadensis, or Canada Goose, flies 3,000 feet high at 40 miles per hour and covers over 1,000 miles […]

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Blog September 25, 2019

The One Where They Bust the Bitcoin Buyers

Today’s high-tech economy is all about reinvention. We’ve got Tesla reinventing cars, Amazon reinventing delivery, and WeWork turning offices into a “state of consciousness.” (Shhh, don’t tell Michael Scott.) We’ve also got Bitcoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies trying to reinvent money. Never mind that most people have no idea how cryptocurrencies actually work. Buying in has […]

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