5 Ways to Tax Plan for 2020 | Part 2

2020 is just around the corner. Are you starting to stress about your 2019 tax return? Have you done any tax planning? If you plan for the remainder of 2019, as well as 2020, tax planning will not be a stressful situation. In part 2 of her tax planning series, President Sandy Furuya breaks down […]

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3 last-minute tips that may help trim your tax bill

If you’re starting to fret about your 2019 tax bill, there’s good news — you may still have time to reduce your liability. Three strategies are available that may help you cut your taxes before year-end, including: Accelerate deductions/defer income. Certain tax deductions are claimed for the year of payment, such as the mortgage interest […]

Holiday parties and gifts can help show your appreciation and provide tax breaks

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is in full swing. At this time of year, your business may want to show its gratitude to employees and customers by giving them gifts or hosting holiday parties. It’s a good idea to understand the tax rules associated with these expenses. Are they tax deductible by your […]

Medical expenses: What it takes to qualify for a tax deduction

As we all know, medical services and prescription drugs are expensive. You may be able to deduct some of your expenses on your tax return but the rules make it difficult for many people to qualify. However, with proper planning, you may be able to time discretionary medical expenses to your advantage for tax purposes. […]

What is your taxpayer filing status?

For tax purposes, December 31 means more than New Year’s Eve celebrations. It affects the filing status box that will be checked on your tax return for the year. When you file your return, you do so with one of five filing statuses, which depend in part on whether you’re married or unmarried on December […]

Tax Planning | Part One

It’s hard to believe it’s the last quarter of 2019. Are you starting to stress about your 2019 tax return? Have you done any tax planning? If you plan for the remainder of 2019, as well as 2020, tax planning will not be a stressful situation. President Sandy Furuya breaks down her top 10 tax […]