Oil prices and price gouging: Deconstructing the price of gas
The impact of global market forces like the war in Ukraine and OPEC far outweighs whatever influence retailers or refiners have on the prices that consumers pay…
RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index shows 35% probability of recession over next year
The RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index declined into negative terrain in May, signaling the impact of high inflation, rising interest rates, the lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine.
Tips for Raising Financially Literate Young Adults
Parenting comes with many responsibilities, which include teaching children how to budget, save money, and make responsible financial decisions. In this video, we’ll cover six tips to help your children learn about saving, spending and investing.
Ninth Circuit reverses IRS win in $35 million partnership adjustment
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the United States Tax Court on the issue of what constitutes a filed partnership return.
Chart of the day: U.S. existing home sales fall again as rates rise
Sales of existing homes fell for the third straight month as the housing market continued to cool off amid steep mortgage-rate increases.
Chart of the day: U.S. housing starts fall amid rising mortgage rates
Housing starts fell by 0.2% on the month to 1.724 million annualized, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The price of war: Risks around the inflation outlook
While we expect the annual inflation rate to peak this quarter as the comparisons to the lower levels of a year ago wear off, the risk of rising prices will remain.
What you need to know about state inheritance & estate taxes
Many people are aware of the federal estate tax, but few realize that certain states also levy estate and inheritance taxes on the assets one leaves behind. Learn about which states impose taxes, what the tax rates are, and how they may affect your estate planning.
Estate planning considerations for blended families
When two people with children from previous relationships get married, they form a blended family. While this can create a unique and loving situation, it raises some complicated estate planning considerations. In this article, we discuss how to ensure that your stepchildren are included in your estate plan and how to make sure that your biological children are never left out.
Succession Planning for Nonprofits
Grooming future leaders and mapping out a succession plan in advance is one of the best ways to mitigate the risk of losing key personnel and prepare for the future needs and growth of an organization. This video offers tips and best practices for creating and implementing a succession plan for your nonprofit.
Treasury Department reinstated the annual RMD for inherited Individual Retirement Accounts
In February of 2022, the IRS and Treasury released proposed regulations that provide updated guidance for the SECURE Act of 2019, including significant changes for beneficiaries of inherited IRAs and 401(k) plans.
Why the U.S. dollar is strengthening
Policy by the central bank, interest rate differentials and a risk haven move into U.S. dollar-denominated assets are driving up the dollar against major…
Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims point to strong jobs report
New filings for jobless claims last week fell slightly, to 184,000, holding steady below the average pre-pandemic level for the 12th straight week.
Protecting Your Company From Ransomware
Ransomware is a significant threat for business owners of any size, and the damages can be catastrophic. This video will explain what ransomware is and provide seven tips on protecting you and your company.
Should you file a gift tax return for 2021?
If you provided anyone with a gift of more than $15,000 in 2021, you will need to file a Gift Tax Return. While most people won’t owe any taxes on their gifts, it’s important to understand the rules and make sure you’re compliant. Learn how the gift tax works, about gift tax exemptions, and when you need to file a gift tax return.
How Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Taxed
As use of cryptocurrency has been growing, many users aren't aware of the tax rules and regulations that govern cryptocurrency transactions. In this video, we'll explain how and when cryptocurrencies are taxed, as well as how to report transactions to the IRS.