How can I get my tax information to my preparer securely?

Kevin McDermott, CPA Headshot

How can I get my tax information to my tax preparer securely? Tax season is upon us once again, and if you use a professional to prepare your taxes, they may have reached out to request your tax information and documents. Your most personal data is on these forms and might include your name, your…

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How do higher interest rates affect personal finances?

Dan Moisand at White House

How do higher interest rates affect personal finances? The most obvious effects of higher interest rates are that savers earn more interest income and borrowers pay more interest due to higher rates on loans, such as mortgages. But how else can higher interest rates affect personal finances? Our team came up with a few notable…

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What do high valuation differences in the market mean for your portfolio? 

Charlie Fitzgerald speaking at the University of Florida

What do high valuation differences in the market mean for your portfolio?  One way to characterize stocks is by the ratio of its price to earnings. The stock of companies that have high expected growth rates naturally sell for higher prices. These stocks are often referred to as “growth stocks.” However, an investor’s return is…

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When are Roth IRA distributions taxable?

Casandra Garrett, CFP with Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo

When are Roth IRA distributions taxable? From Ken in Satellite Beach: I thought once you turned 59 ½ Roth IRAs are tax free but a 63 year old co-worker insists he had to pay some tax last year when he withdrew from his Roth IRA. What gives? Ken, it is possible to owe taxes on…

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What you need to know about tax extensions and new tax rules

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What you need to know about tax extensions and new tax rules Many taxpayers will not file their 2022 tax returns by the April 18, 2023 deadline. Done properly, such taxpayers can receive a six-month extension of time to file and avoid any interest charges or penalties from the IRS. What does “done properly” mean,…

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How inflation may reduce your tax bill for 2023

tax tables

How inflation may reduce your tax bill for 2023 Thanks to inflation, reducing your tax bill in 2023 may be easier than you think. All things being equal, lower inflation readings are preferred but there are aspects of higher inflation readings that work in your favor. And inflation-induced tax savings can help offset inflation’s higher…

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