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Smart Tax Strategies, Return Tips and Mistakes to Avoid with Equity Compensation

One of the most powerful advantages of equity compensation is that equity awards typically offer ways to defer or minimize taxes. But making the most of stock options, restricted stock units and other types of equity compensation requires smart tax planning—otherwise, you could end up with a Read more…

The Different Types of Equity Compensation You Need to Know

When employees find out they're getting equity compensation from their employer, their first reaction is typically, "Great!" Their second reaction is often, "How does this work?" Both reactions are understandable. In most cases, equity compensation is a net win for employees. It rewards you for a Read more…

The Information You Need For Every Type of Business Exit Strategy

As a business owner, you may have spent years growing, cultivating and shaping your company to match your strategic vision. It’s your baby, your lifeblood. While moving on or selling it might not be on your mind currently, but considering an exit strategy and succession plan now will help you to be Read more…

Charitable Contributions with Equity Compensation, Estate Planning and Taxes

A charitable contribution is the gift of cash or property made to a nonprofit organization. The gift is meant to help an organization accomplish its goals, and the donor receives nothing in return.  In most years, taxpayers can deduct cash charitable donations to public charities of up to 60% of Read more…

Estate Planning for Dummies: 10 Helpful Estate Planning Tips

The rule is simple: If you own assets of any kind, you should make an estate plan. Estate planning isn’t just for the ultra-wealthy or older generations — it’s a crucial component of your complete financial plan. In this blog, we’ll share 10 estate planning tips to prepare you and your family for Read more…

New Contribution Limits for Retirement Plans, Health & Dependent Savings Accounts, and Estate & Gift Tax for 2022

With a new year comes many new changes – putting up a new calendar, making New Year’s resolutions, AND new contributions and gifting limits imposed by the IRS. The IRS reviews the contribution limits and income phase-out ranges for retirement plans, health and dependent care savings accounts, and Read more…

What is the Difference Between an Estate Plan, a Will and a Trust?

You’ve likely heard it before. Regardless of health, wealth, marital status, or parenthood, everyone should think about estate planning. Most people beginning the process of estate planning – and those who have already created their estate plan - know that wills and trusts are both important Read more…

The Guide to the Estate Documents You Need to Have

While it may be a challenging subject to approach, we all know that eventual death is a certainty. What will happen to our house, cars, bank accounts, retirement plans, and other personal belongings when that occurs? What if some or all these items have outstanding debt? What if they don’t? And who Read more…

Estate Planning Pros: How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate

So, you’ve decided to put together your estate plan. That’s great! Often considered just for the ultra-wealthy or older generations, estate plans are a crucial component of a complete financial plan. An executor and team of estate planning professionals are a few essential pieces of an estate plan. Read more…

What to Know About Open Enrollment

It’s that time of year again! Fall is upon us and annual open enrollment is in full swing for a majority of companies. Open enrollment is a great time to reevaluate what makes sense for you and your family’s health. It may be tempting to just breeze through enrollment and stick with the same Read more…