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What do you do if your records were distroyed?

Lower Your Taxes What do you do if you have lost or destroyed records?You can use the desperation , otherwise known as reconstruction method. IRS and CRA allows you to reconstruct your records if they were lost due to circumstances beyond your control such as flood, fire, earthquake,theft. You can’t reconstruct records if they were...Read More

Life Insurance Trusts

Do you own life insurance on your life or that of your spouse? If so, you could be in trouble, estate tax and probate wise, unless you take certain steps noted here. Life insurance owned individually is included in your estate for estate taxes and if paid to to the estate, could be subject to...Read More

Cutting Dental Costs

Here is a trick that I have used to lower dental costs. There are some costs that aren’t covered by dental insurance such as implants, which I needed. Even braces, if covered,only cover part of the costs. Thus, what did I do. I contacted a dental discount plan that included the oral surgeons and/or dentists....Read More

Innocent Spouse Relief

Sadly, many folks get divorced. When married, they probably filed joint returns making them jointly liable for all tax debts. However, there is some relief. If the IRS goes after you for something that your ex-spouse did, you can elect “innocent spouse relief” that allows you to be taxed on your share of income and...Read More

Tax Planning for Divorce

Divorce planning: Don’t even think of getting a divorce without reading this blog. 1. Anything generally assigned to alimony and not child support is deductible by payor. Child support isn’t deductible but is tax free to recipient 2. Always try to limit alimony so that it doesn’t go up with your income if you are...Read More

Prenuptial Agreements

Big Tip: If you are going to get married and you have substantial wealth accumulated, I would STRONGLY suggest that you get a prenuptial agreement,which will eliminate any payment from your accumulated assets if a divorce occurs. In order to make the prenuptial agreement valid , you would have to make full disclosure of your...Read More