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Annual Contribution Limits for 2019

As 2018 is comes to a close, we all begin to look ahead to 2019. For 2019 many of the contribution limits increased from their 2018 levels. In calculating these, IRS compares the official cost of living increase from September of 2018 to September of 2017. Because the cost of living was higher in 2018 many of the indexed (for inflation) contributions, limitations, thresholds, etc in the IRS were adjusted.

Back To School: Tax Breaks for Teachers

While it still feels like summer across most of the country, fall is almost here and students are returning to school. For many teachers, that also means the return of out-of-pocket classroom expenses. Fortunately, they can enjoy a tax deduction for some of these costs.

Year-End Charitable Giving in 2017

The charitable donation deduction hasn’t been proposed for elimination or reduction under tax reform, but there still are reasons to maximize charitable giving this year. Just be sure to follow the rules.