Tag: Les Merritt CPA-CFP

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING TAX REFUND

  Many are waking up to a new reality: The shrinking tax refund. News reports, articles and internet postings are bemoaning lower refunds after filing taxes this year. As you may know this is the result of a number of factors with the new tax laws. Although the standard deduction is higher for singles and […]

STANDARD OR ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS?

Will you take standard or itemized deductions for the 2018 tax year? You can also deduct the interest you pay on mortgage loan from your taxes but the limits have changed. For couples filing jointly you can deduct interest up to $750,000 instead of the allowable $1 million in 2017. If you are married taxpayers […]

NEW TAX LAW NO LIGHT READING

The new tax law is over 1,000 pages and has significant impact on your filing for 2018 and beyond. Are you ready for some light reading? Changes in 2018 tax law could impact your investments and savings plans. Here are a few of the modifications made to the tax code: retirement savings, IRAs and Roth […]

JUST ABOUT TIME TO CELEBRATE

Just about time to celebrate. All the people in the Les Merritt CPA CFP office would like to wish you a very merry Christmas or whatever holiday you might be celebrating this last month of the year. We are taking this time to recognize all our clients, friends and family. Let us express our appreciation […]

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