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WEBINAR – PROPOSED CARES Act SBA Loan Program

This webinar reviews an overview of a Proposed CARES Act but focuses on one key component, the SBA program, passed by the Senate (still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives). Under the current draft of the Cares Act, the SBA could be authorized to guarantee up to $349 billion in 7(a) loans […]

March 26, 2020

WEBINAR – Market Review 3.26.20

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March 26, 2020

WEBINAR – COVID-19

Regarding Business Implications on Cash Flow and Employment Issues Addressing how the current changes impact business owners. Topics covered will include: Proactive Business Practices, Common Questions to Address in Planning, Available Financial Assistance, Credit Options – Including the SBA Program, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, Emergency Paid Sick […]

March 24, 2020

Tax Deadline & Market Update

TAX DEADLINE (3/18/20) Details on the payment extension issued by the IRS: ● April 15th, 2020 remains the deadline for filing taxes.  UPDATE 11:30am 3/20/20: The Treasury Secretary recently announced the federal filing date will be July 15th, 2020. ● There has been a 90 day extension (to July 15th, 2020) for all federal payments […]

March 19, 2020

Stock Market Corrections

The average decline for stock market corrections is about 13.7% and they last around four months- unless, of course, they become bear markets, characterized by a dip of 20% or more .-CNBC, February 27, 2020

March 2, 2020

TAX EXTENDERS AND DISASTER TAX RELIEF

Congress passed and the President signed the Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act.  Here are a few of the extenders that may affect you: If you have canceled debt that is also qualified principal residence indebtedness, you may be able to exclude that canceled debt from income.  This provision had expired in 2017, but has […]

February 26, 2020

Tax Tips For Individuals

With time left before the April filing deadline, it makes good financial sense to recheck for don’t miss deductions and credits that can lower your tax bill. One caveat: You will have to choose between taking the standard deduction and itemizing individual deductions. BIG BREAKS One big break is the adoption tax credit, which is […]

February 12, 2020

McMill Tax Letter

October 16, 2019 To Our Clients and Friends: With year-end approaching, now’s the time to take steps to cut your 2019 tax bill. Here are some relatively foolproof year-end tax planning strategies to consider, assuming next year’s general election doesn’t result in retroactive tax changes that could affect your 2020 tax year. Year-end Planning Moves […]

February 12, 2020

Amazon Stock

On January 30th, Amazon’s stock rose 12% in a matter of minutes, and that increase added $110 billion to the market value of the company. By comparison, UPS’s entire market cap is $93 billion.-Bloomberg, January 30, 2020

February 10, 2020

Business Owners Resolve To Become More Competitive

Business owners typically have little time for planning. However, making that time during this New Year — and new decade — can help most businesses become more competitive now and in the future. PLAN YOUR SUCCESSION Whether you plan to eventually sell your business to strangers or pass it down to the next generation, succession […]

January 20, 2020

You, Your Retirement, and the SECURE Act

You may have missed the news – buried in a much bigger spending bill, and passed in the thick of the holiday season. But after months of nearly bringing it to the finish line, it’s now official: On Friday, December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into […]

January 10, 2020

2020 Tax Brackets, Deductions, Plus More

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has new annual inflation adjustments for tax rates, brackets, deductions and retirement contribution limits. Note, the amounts below do not impact the tax filing you make in 2020 for the tax year 2019. These amounts apply to your 2020 taxes that you will file in 2021. […]

January 10, 2020

Resolve To Become More Financially Secure

Many people make resolutions to coincide with the advent of the New Year, including becoming more financially secure. If you want to improve your financial outlook, now is a good time to take steps to achieve this goal. TAP THE EXPERTS You go to a doctor for medical care and a mechanic to fix your […]

January 6, 2020

Lacking Confidence

Few employers are “very confident” their employees are on the way to becoming retirement-secure, according to the report, “Employers: The Retirement Security Challenge,” from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Only 17% of employers felt very confident, which lined up with 18% of employees who felt the same. About 23% of employers were not too […]

January 6, 2020

There’s Still Time

Individuals have a few tax breaks to explore. The IRS disallows many deductions if you take the standard deduction, but not all, for 2019. For example, you can deduct some expenses related to self-employment if you’re self-employed. Student loan interest and college tuition and fees may also be deductible. Talk to your tax professional to […]

December 23, 2019

Tax-Loss Harvesting

If investments you sold in 2019 lost money, you may find some solace in the IRS tax code. You can deduct certain losses from your taxable income – called tax-loss harvesting – when you understand the rules. Here they are briefly: TERMS DEFINED For starters, the IRS has separate tax rates for long-term investments – […]

December 23, 2019

2020 W-4 Update

On Dec. 5, the IRS released the long-awaited final version of the 2020 Form W-4, retitled Employee’s Withholding Certificate, with major revisions designed to make accurate income tax withholding easier for employees starting next year. All new employees hired as of Jan. 1, 2020, must complete the new form. Current employees are not required to […]

December 13, 2019

NEW IRS INDEXED LIMITS FOR 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that employees in 401(k) plans will be able to contribute up to $19,500 next year. The IRS announced this and other changes in Notice 2019-59 (PDF), posted today on IRS.gov. This guidance provides cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items […]

December 4, 2019

Five Ways to Get Your Financial House in Order in 2020

As the end of the year draws near, many families think they have a sound “financial plan” because they own investments or have established a saving strategy for retirement. This is a good start but it’s incomplete. There are many components to ensuring your financial future and getting your “house in order” is the first […]

December 4, 2019

Update from McMill Wealth Regarding TD Ameritrade

It was confirmed that Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade are combining (11/25/19).  This has no bearing on our firm and we will still manage the accounts in the same manner we previously have.  We have had a relationship with both firms for a long period of time and will evaluate possible changes to make sure […]

December 4, 2019