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Self-Employment Deductions Under the New Tax Law

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect on Jan. 1, has sent an unambiguous message that the current GOP-dominated Congress and Presidential Administration are decidedly pro-business. Fortunately, they included provisions in the new legislation that enhance tax advantages for many self-employed sole proprietors. The following offers […]

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Impact of International Trade Tariffs

In March of this year, the Trump Administration made good on campaign promises by announcing a new global trade policy that it believes will better serve Americans. Specifically, it features: 25 percent tariff on imported steel 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum 25 percent tariff on approximately 1,300 Chinese exports […]

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This Year’s Fuel for Economic Growth

There are several factors expected to help fuel the economy through 2018. The first is government intervention through fiscal policy. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) at the end of 2017. This legislation offers a plethora of tax breaks for corporate and individual filers alike. With it, […]

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Retirement: Living on Less

By 2035, millions of baby boomers might well be living a meager existence. That’s because today, close to half of the households in the United States have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. Over the past 25 years, pensions have rapidly died out and their replacement – defined contribution plans – […]

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