helfercpa.com RSS Feed https://helfercpa.com/ Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 Use These Strategies To Pass on Wealth to Heirs https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Low interest rates and a volatile stock market create additional opportunities for wealthy individuals to transfer money to heirs tax-free. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Small Business: Tips for Ensuring Financial Success https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Learn how cost accounting helps you make smarter business decisions and lead you to financial success. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Marginal vs. Effective Tax Rates https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Understanding marginal and effective tax rates is important for tax planning purposes, but many taxpayers don't fully understand the difference. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#1 If You Receive an IRS Letter or Notice https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#5 The IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with without calling or visiting an IRS office. Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Defer Capital Gains Using Like-Kind Exchanges https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#3 If real estate's your game, did you know that it's possible to defer capital gains by taking advantage of a Section 1031 exchange that allows you to swap investment property on a tax-deferred basis? Fri, 01 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#3 What Is a Designated Roth Account? https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#2 If you are a high-income earner who participates in a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) retirement plan that has a designated Roth account, making contributions to that account could be a smart move. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#2 Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#4 If you need to contact the IRS, you will be asked to verify your identity. Here's what you need to know before you call. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#4 Tax Rules for Divorce and Alimony Payments https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax rules regarding divorce and separation can and do change - as they recently did under tax reform - and the last thing on anyone's mind during a divorce or separation is its effect on their tax situation. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#5 Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Tax relief may be available if you've been affected by a natural disaster this year, but only if you meet certain conditions. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#1 Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#3 Starting your own business is an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/newsletter.php#3 Why Choose A CPA? https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=4 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=4 President Obama's Proposed Tax Changes https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=3 In his January 27, 2010 State of the Union, President Obama proposed these tax law changes. Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=3 10 Professional Athletes Who Needed Better Financial Advisors https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=2 This post is about an article that portrays the need for high income earners to have the best financial advisors they can (who may not always be the most expensive or biggest). Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=2 Professional Athletes Get Pounded By "Jock Tax" https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=1 The unfair imposition of state taxes upon visiting professional athletes Sat, 05 Dec 2009 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.helfercpa.com/blog.php?id=1