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In the year-end edition of our client newsletter, we cover important tax planning moves you can consider now, including investment moves, plus tips for charity giving, business advice and much more.

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Time to Start Thinking About Year-End Tax Moves

With year-end just around the corner, it is time to think about those last-minute actions you can take to improve your tax situation for 2016. Year-end tax planning is probably something you will want to deal with before the holiday season crush arrives.
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Year-End Investment Moves

If you invest in publicly traded securities, here are a couple of tax-saving possibilities you shouldn't forget to consider before year-end.
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De Minimis Expense Election Required Before Year End

Small businesses can adopt an accounting procedure that allows them to expense, rather than to capitalize, the purchase (cost) of tangible business property. Generally, the maximum that can be expensed under this provision is whatever amount the business decides between $1 and $2,500 per item or per invoice. So if you have not adopted the accounting procedure, you have until December 31, 2016, to do so for 2017. (The rules require that the accounting procedure be in place as of the beginning of the business's tax year.)
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Having a Low Taxable Income Year? Ways to Take Advantage of It

Being unemployed, having had an accident that’s kept you from earning income, incurring a net operating loss (NOL) from a business, having an NOL carryover from a prior year, suffering a casualty loss or other incidents that result in abnormally low taxable income for the year can actually give rise to some interesting tax planning strategies.
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Tips for Holiday Charity Giving

The holiday season is the favorite time of the year for charities to solicit donations. It is also the time of year when scammers show up in force, pretending to be legitimate charities in hopes of swindling you. It is also a festive and very busy time of the year, and you may inadvertently overlook the documentation needed to verify your generosity for tax purposes. Here are some tips for charitable giving.
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Habits That Threaten Your Identity and Pocketbook

They're just old habits. You likely to do them without even thinking. But these habits could be making you vulnerable to hacks, scams, ID theft and Internet phishing schemes out to separate you from your hard-earned money.
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10 Insane (But True) Ways to Grow Small Business Profits

When you were a kid, you imagined becoming an entrepreneur — a dream that turned into reality a few years ago when you started your first small business and began enjoying the freedom of being your own boss. But, since then, your profits haven't grown at the rate you'd hoped they would. If you can relate to this scenario, you're not alone. Thankfully, many proven methods exist to help small businesses increase revenues, cut costs and improve their bottom line. If you're ready to take your company to a new level of success, consider implementing one or more of the following insane (but true) ways to grow small business profits.
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Ringing Out 2016 in QuickBooks

2017 is just around the corner. Now’s the time to do your end-of-year QuickBooks tasks.
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Disclaimer: The tax advice included in this newsletter is an overview of some complex tax rules and is not intended as a thorough in-depth analysis of the tax issues discussed. Do not act on the information included in this newsletter without first determining how these issues apply to your particular set of circumstances and if there are any special tax laws or regulations that might apply to your situation.
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