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Investors often hate sending money to the government, so some people go to great lengths to minimize the taxes they pay. Tax-loss strategies, or the selling of investments to claim losses, are one popular way investors reduce the taxes they owe.
A lot has changed for 2013 – there are a number of new taxes and tax increases. If you are just sitting down to review your forms and filing your taxes has you scratching your head this year, here are 6 important strategies that will help you make the most of your tax situation:
Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors's insight:
Ensure that you make the best use of your deductions. To mitigate phase-outs, look to see if those same deductions can benefit other areas of your tax return.
On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill that will extend, for one year, a package of tax provisions into 2014. Though the year is almost over, these breaks had all previously expired as of December 31, 2013, and under this bill they will be extended through December 31, 2014. There has been considerable debate over the content of this package, and whether to pass a one-year extension or two. Last week, President Obama threatened to veto a two-year extension, so there is hope that this one-year extension will work instead. If the House and the Senate pass the bill, it is likely that the President will sign it into law.
The key to minimizing tax woes is to treat taxes like any other business practice: as an ongoing process that needs attention throughout the year in order to be successful. When you begin to think this way, preparing for tax time on a continual basis will allow you to focus on what you’re passionate about: growing your business.