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Understanding Taxes for C Corps and S Corps

It’s been decades since CPA’s have been popular at cocktail parties. But now, everyone wants to talk to a tax professional. With the Tax Cut and Jobs Act now signed, there are multiple questions surrounding the immediate tax effect and tax planning for the future. One of the most popular questions we have received lately revolves around the significant tax rate reduction for C corporations.

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Tax Planning in a Time of Uncertainty

With the expectation of significant tax changes coming in 2018, you might wonder how your 2017 year-end tax planning will be affected. While we don’t have all the answers yet, we are able to share some insights as we look at the proposed provisions.

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Planning for Your RMDs Before Year End

If you’re about to retire, there are many important financial decisions to be made. Most people will depend on their retirement accounts to provide income for their non-working years, but how much and when you withdraw varies by individual. If you’re delaying your distributions past your retirement to maintain the tax-deferment benefits, there will come a time when you must begin withdrawing funds from your retirement savings accounts.

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Important Update on Proposed Tax Reform

On Thursday, House Republican leadership continued their efforts for tax reform, presenting a new tax bill containing a wide variety of changes for both business and individual tax rates, writes Anna Edgerton and Erik Wasson of Bloomberg News. The authors detail the following elements contained in the proposed legislation:

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2017 – 2018 Tax Planning Guide

Although you can’t avoid taxes, you can take steps to minimize them. This requires proactive tax planning – estimating your tax liability, looking for ways to reduce it and taking timely action. To help you identify strategies that might work for you, we’re pleased to present the 2017 – 2018 Tax Planning Guide.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

If you have the means, making extra payments on your mortgage before the end of its term seems like a no-brainer. After all, who wouldn’t want to reduce that substantial debt and be done with those monthly principal and interest payments? But paying off a mortgage early may not be the best choice for every household. Before you start making extra payments, here are five questions to ask yourself.

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Amy Langfelder Announced as CK’s Newest Principal!

Amy began her career at Cray Kaiser 22 years ago, after a few years working at Advantis/IBM as a Financial Analyst. She was quickly promoted to Supervisor and then Manager as she continued to hone her innate customer service talents. Her aim has always been to help expand clients’ financial literacy so they may more effectively lead their businesses. She’s also involved in training junior staff and working alongside her fellow Principals to manage projects across the firm. Amy is process driven and proven. Her expertise in workflow and system efficiencies shines on each of her engagements.

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