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Accounting Awards Season

by Sara Robertson

I feel like fall is to GBQ what winter is to Hollywood stars…Awards Season! It makes my job nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time. The past couple weeks have been filled with good news and I just feel the need to share (ok, brag!). Here it goes… Earlier this month we learned that […]

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Why you should contribute more to your 401(k) in 2015

by Melissa Rager

Contributing to a traditional employer-sponsored defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b) or 457 plan, offers many benefits: Contributions are pretax, reducing your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), which can also help you reduce or avoid exposure to the 3.8% net investment income tax. Plan assets can grow tax-deferred — meaning you pay no […]

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When will Congress pass “extenders” legislation to revive expired tax breaks for 2015?

by Melissa Rager

With Congress returning from its August recess, this is the question on tax-savvy Americans’ minds. Many valuable tax breaks aren’t permanent, so Congress has to pass legislation extending them to keep them in effect. Unfortunately, Congress often waits until the last minute to do so. For example, Congress didn’t pass 2014 extenders until December 2014, […]

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