Taxes = Fear, I don’t know where to start.
Taxes = Worry, I hope this software works!
Taxes = No big deal, my people have this under control.
Within the next few weeks, you will have most of your information to file your 2015 tax return, and some of you will rely on me or another CPA to help you through that process. Hopefully, when the process is complete, you will feel a sense of calm about filing your tax return.
The IRS and Congress don’t make it easy to feel that sense of calm. As has become the norm lately, Congress waited until December to pass a tax deal that was retroactive for all of 2015. However, this deal did make some breaks permanent, which will allow us to plan for future years.
Some of the tax breaks that have been made permanent are:
- Tax-Free direct payments from your IRA to a charity of up to $100,000.
- The itemized deduction of state sales tax for those in states without an income tax.
- The write-off of $250 for teacher classroom supplies
On an almost daily basis, I see the fear and worry that many people harbor deep inside them related to taxes and the IRS. Those feelings come from the abundance of difficult tax codes and horror stories circulated through social media. If you are tired of the anxiety that taxes bring, I’d love to assist you in a transition to quality professional tax preparation.
The transition can be easier and less expensive than you may think. At Leconte Wealth Management, our clients have tax preparation included as part of our comprehensive wealth management package. If this sounds like an appealing option to you, please give us a call.