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Capital Gains and Losses: New Twists for 2012 - Part Two

As I mentioned in a previous post called "Capital Gains and Losses: New Twists for 2012 - Part One", the end of the year is the traditional time for securities investors to "harvest" capital losses for federal income tax purposes. Part of my role as a tax attorney in Atlanta, is to educate my clients I wanted to share that there's an added wrinkle to capital gains and losses in 2012: the usual strategy of harvesting losses is a little more complicated this year due to three key tax law changes scheduled for 2013.

Capital Gains and Losses: New Twists for 2012 (Part One)

The end of the year is the traditional time for securities investors to "harvest" capital losses for federal income tax purposes. But there's an added wrinkle in 2012: Due to pending tax law changes, you might try to reap more capital gains than losses. Thus, the usual strategy of harvesting losses could be turned upside down.

Supreme Court Upholds 2010 Health Care Law - Part Two

With the tax provisions in the 2010 health care laws staggered over a multi-year time frame, it's not always easy to remember what's in effect now and what will become effective later. Here's part two of an overview of the status of selected provisions. Review part one to get more information about the health care law tax provisions.

Quick Quiz: Taxable Income or Nontaxable?

You only have to examine your paycheck to realize certain income is tax-free. For example, health insurance premiums paid by your employer are generally not includible in your income. Do you know the tax status of other types of income? Here's a short quiz to test your knowledge.

What To Consider When Making The Social Security Decision

If you're approaching retirement and are eligible for social security, you have three broad options for drawing your benefits: start early, wait until your "full" retirement age, or hold out a few years longer to qualify for the monthly maximum.

Cancelled Debt Can Result In Taxable Income - Part Two

With the recent economic downturn experienced by many taxpayers, there is a tax concept that is very important: cancellation of debt. You would think that the cancellation of debt by a credit card company or mortgage company would be a good thing for the taxpayer. And it can be, but it can also be considered taxable income by the IRS. Part two of various debt cancellation situations is listed below and part one of 'Cancelled Debt Can Result In Taxable Income' is available on thisAtlanta tax attorney blog as well.

Cancelled Debt Can Result In Taxable Income - Part One

With the recent economic downturn experienced by many taxpayers, there is a tax concept that is very important: cancellation of debt. You would think that the cancellation of debt by a credit card company or mortgage company would be a good thing for the taxpayer. And it can be, but it can also be considered taxable income by the IRS. Here is a quick review of various debt cancellation situations.

Ask Questions Before Going into Business with Your Spouse - Part One

Starting and running a business is rarely a safe or simple process, and doing so with one's spouse creates an additional layer of complexity. Whether that complexity will have a positive or negative effect depends on several factors. Here are some of the questions you need to discuss before going into business with your spouse. Stay tuned because Part Two will be posted on this week as well.

Ask Questions Before Going into Business with your Spouse - Part Two

Starting and running a business is rarely a safe or simple process, and doing so with one's spouse creates an additional layer of complexity. Whether that complexity will have a positive or negative effect depends on several factors. Here is Part Two of the questions you need to discuss before going into business with your spouse. (Also read Part One)

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