Ryan A. Sklenicka, CPA explains how the recent tax reform impacts the construction industry.

The “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” that was signed into law December 22, 2017 will affect many industries beginning January 1, 2018. This has been the biggest reform to the tax code in over 30 years and this article will focus on how those recent tax reform changes will affect the construction industry.

The first major change of the tax reform that has everyone talking is the tax rate change.  Co Read More >>

On February 9, Congress passed the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.” In addition to a plan to fund the federal government through March 23, the act contains a host of tax law changes.

Included in the act were the following extenders that were previously set to sunset after 2016:

The following INDIVIDUAL provisions were extended for ONE year:

  • Discharge of indebtedness from principal residence
  • Treatment of mortgage insurance premiums (PMI) as deductible qualified residen
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Many celebrity deaths from Prince to Whitney Houston have highlighted what can happen to an estate in the event of an untimely death. So, how can you prepare for the unexpected? Do you know what to do when your older relative falls and breaks a bone? There can be a lot of decisions to make.  Where do you turn?

I like to use the term “Life Planning,” and this is where our Estates, Gifts and Trusts (EGT) Team thrives. There are three categories of which you can look at life planning.

  • Est
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Chris Eichmuller shares how you can make tax time easier.

Are you ready? The time has come! We’ve been waiting to see what the government was going to do with our taxes for 2018, and then the end of 2017 and tax filing season snuck up on us! (Not really, that’s virtually impossible.)

So, what can you do to make this time less “taxing”?

  1. Gather all your tax documents as you receive them. Don’t forget to open envelopes, review the documents, and once you have everything together, send t
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