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This edition of our client newsletter includes coverage of the tax filing requirements for the Affordable Care Act, several helpful tax breaks and much more.

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Obamacare Adds New Levels of Complexity to Tax Returns

Obamacare – or, more officially, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – insurance mandate, along with its health insurance premium subsidies available from insurance marketplaces, premium tax credit (PTC), and penalty for not being insured, is going to affect just about every taxpayer in one way or another.
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Health Savings Accounts Offer Tax Breaks

A health savings account (HSA) is a trust account into which tax-deductible contributions can be deposited by qualified taxpayers who have high-deductible medical insurance plans. These accounts are set up at a bank or other financial institution. Income earned on the HSA balance is income tax-free. The funds from these accounts are then used to pay qualified medical expenses not covered by an eligible individual’s medical insurance.
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Naming Your IRA Beneficiary - More Complicated Than You Might Expect

The decision concerning whom you wish to designate as the beneficiary of your traditional IRA is critically important.
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When Can You Dump Old Tax Records?

Taxpayers often question how long records must be kept and the amount of time IRS has to audit a return after it is filed.
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Tax Breaks for Charity Volunteers

If you volunteer your time for a charity, you may qualify for some tax breaks. Although no tax deduction is allowed for the value of services performed for a charity, there are deductions permitted for out-of-pocket costs incurred while performing the services. The normal deduction limits and substantiation rules also apply.
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Tax Benefits for Grandchildren

If you are a grandparent there are a number of things you can do to teach your grandchildren financial responsibility and set aside money for their future education and retirement. Before we get into actual suggestions, it is important that you understand the gift tax rules.
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Depositing Payments in QuickBooks: The Basics

Creating bank deposits manually can be a huge chore. QuickBooks simplifies this task.
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Disclaimer: The tax advice included in this newsletter is an overview of some complex tax rules and is not intended as a thorough in-depth analysis of the tax issues discussed. Do not act on the information included in this newsletter without first determining how these issues apply to your particular set of circumstances and if there are any special tax laws or regulations that might apply to your situation.
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