Michael Kessler’s 2018 Tax Preparation Checklist

January 12th, 2018 → 6:51 pm @ // No Comments

Michael Kessler’s 2018 Tax Preparation Checklist Yes, you *thought* 2017 was in the rearview mirror, didn’t you? Well, not for the IRS it isn’t. That’s because, as you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing what we do best: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our clients’ financial lives to the government for […]

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4 Goals To Jumpstart Your Financial Freedom In Long Island and Stamford In 2018

January 8th, 2018 → 9:49 pm @ // No Comments

4 Goals To Jumpstart Your Financial Freedom In Long Island and Stamford In 2018 It feels VERY good to turn the page on 2017, doesn’t it? There were so many hard things that we faced as a nation that the opportunity to start fresh feels particularly bright this week. Obviously, and as I’ve already […]

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Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for Your Long Island and Stamford Business Work Goals in 2018

January 3rd, 2018 → 8:04 pm @ // No Comments

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for Your Long Island and Stamford Business Work Goals in 2018 Happy New Year! It’s time to turn the page… If you’ve been paying attention, I’ve been diving pretty deep into the new tax regime under which we are NOW operating. What will be interesting to see is the *actual* technical guidance […]

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4 Key Year-End Tax Strategies With Tax Reform In Mind For Long Island and Stamford Taxpayers

December 29th, 2017 → 6:30 pm @ // No Comments

4 Key Year-End Tax Strategies With Tax Reform In Mind For Long Island and Stamford Taxpayers We’re in that annual holiday lull during which most of the country takes things real easy, tries to recover from all of the parties, and gears up for a new beginning. For tax professionals, however … well, let’s […]

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2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for Long Island and Stamford Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind

December 27th, 2017 → 9:22 pm @ // No Comments

2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for Long Island and Stamford Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind The holidays are funny for Long Island and Stamford business owners. And, I must tell you, especially so for tax professionals like me. Every year, Congress delivers updates to the tax code, seemingly at the very last minute, […]

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2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Michael

December 18th, 2017 → 7:15 pm @ // No Comments

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Michael Well, we seem to have a final tax plan in place, and if everything goes according to what Capitol Hill watchers say, it should pass both the House and Senate this week, and be signed into law by President Trump. And my, oh my, […]

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Conventional Financial Advice May Not Always Be Best by Michael Kessler

December 15th, 2017 → 5:22 pm @ // No Comments

Conventional Financial Advice May Not Always Be Best by Michael Kessler Just to give you a little snapshot of why it’s taking so long to get tax reform done (and I know — you’re surely waiting with bated breath), consider this: under certain circumstances with the proposed reform, some people would face a marginal tax […]

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Increase Profits For Your Long Island and Stamford Business With Effective Compensation Strategies

December 13th, 2017 → 8:55 pm @ // No Comments

Increase Profits For Your Long Island and Stamford Business With Effective Compensation Strategies We’re still waiting on Congress to reconcile the different tax reform plans passed by the House and the Senate, but we do know a couple things. First, it looks pretty certain that you’re not going to be able to deduct your state […]

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Kessler’s Four Good Reasons To Give Charitably, Aside From Tax Deductions

December 8th, 2017 → 7:30 pm @ // No Comments

Kessler’s Four Good Reasons To Give Charitably, Aside From Tax Deductions As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. The process isn’t yet finished (it needs to go through the “reconciliation” process, and the President needs […]

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Build A Brand In Long Island and Stamford And Do It Well

December 6th, 2017 → 6:31 pm @ // No Comments

Build A Brand In Long Island and Stamford And Do It Well As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here’s the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul […]

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