“Step Away From That Soda, Sir…”

"Step Away From That Soda, Sir..."   Last year, the Philadelphia City Council slapped a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on soda and artificially-sweetened drinks. The new tax, which became effective on January 1, sounds like something intended to fight obesity, diabetes, and other public health threats. Council actually designed it to finance universal pre-kindergarten for Philadelphia [...]

By | 2017-08-09T17:04:43+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Tax Planning|0 Comments

Christmas Tax Breaks for Christmas Trees

Christmas Tax Breaks for Christmas Trees   'Tis the season to be jolly, and how jolly could we be without Christmas trees on display? For some of us it's the classic Pinus Sylvestris, or scotch pine. For others it's the soft-needled Abies fraserie, or Fraser fir. Still more make do with the store-bought plasticus annualensis, [...]

By | 2016-12-27T09:00:35+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Tax Planning|0 Comments

Sweet!

Sweet!   December is a busy month for holidays, what with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa all crowding calendars. But there's a lesser-known holiday that falls on December 16 that we don't want you to miss. It's not Ugly ChristmasSweater Day or Free Shipping Day (although those are both fun, too). We're talking, of course, about [...]

By | 2016-12-15T09:00:28+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Tax Planning|0 Comments

6 Potential Tax-Law Time Bombs Affecting IRAs

6 Potential Tax-Law Time Bombs Affecting IRAs   It's Black Friday...and we're talking about savings...or what we thought were great tax savings ideas! Some of these items have been in federal budget proposals for years. It may be only a matter of time before they become law. And it could considerably change planning strategies for [...]

By | 2016-11-25T09:00:23+00:00 November 25th, 2016|IRAs, Tax Planning|0 Comments

Breathe! We’re going to be just fine…

Breathe! We're going to be just fine...   Breathe! The election is over... and hopefully the hype and hyperbole as well, at least for a while. Election seasons are one of the most volatile and unpredictable time periods that take place on a consistent basis around the world. The 2016 presidential election was no different, [...]

By | 2016-11-09T09:00:16+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Tax Planning|0 Comments

Will It Blend?

Will It Blend?   If you've spent any time on the internet, you know it's a vast rabbit hole of places to waste precious minutes of your life. "Will it Blend" is one of those places, a video series showing off the Blendtec line of blenders. The videos feature the company's founder, smiling in a [...]

By | 2016-10-12T09:00:12+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Tax Planning|0 Comments

Moneyball?? Ehh….Not Really.

Moneyball?? Ehh....Not Really.   America... is a nation divided. Cat people vs. dog people. Trump people vs. Clinton people. And last week, we discovered a new chasm to bridge: "Brad" people and "Angelina" people. That's right, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are filing for divorce after two years of wedded non-bliss. Will the "Brangelina" breakup [...]

By | 2016-09-29T09:00:06+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Tax Planning|0 Comments

Red Tax Rising!

Red Tax Rising!   Novelist Tom Clancy shot to the top of the best seller lists when former president Ronald Reagan called his debut, The Hunt for Red October, "the best yarn." His stories featuring CIA analyst-turned-president Jack Ryan redefined the "techno-thriller" genre, with hyper-realistic plots that foreshadowed real-world developments. Clancy earned special praise for [...]

By | 2016-09-08T09:00:19+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Tax Planning|0 Comments