Whether you’re a wage earner, an investor, a business owner, or all three, you should use the tax-cutting benefits available in the tax law. There is little to be gained by paying more tax than the law demands.

Identify the tax-savers for which you qualify. Here’s a tax-cutting checklist to get you started. Check the list to see if there are tax breaks that you are overlooking.

For Individuals:

  • Roth IRA
  • Rollover to Roth IRA
  • Tax-deductible IRA
  • Child tax credit
  • Income shifting to children
  • Child care credit
  • Earned income credit
  • Lifetime gifts
  • Education savings accounts
  • Education expenses
  • Hope scholarship credit
  • Lifetime learning credit
  • Bunching deductions
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health savings account
  • Donating appreciated assets instead of cash
  • Qualifying property for personal residence gain exclusion
  • Best filing status
  • Shifting income or deductions from year to year
  • Adoption expense credit

For Investors:

  • Tax-free municipal bonds
  • Long-term capital gains and dividends
  • Rental property
  • Tax-free exchange
  • Low-income housing credit
  • Small business stock rollover

For Businesses:

  • Home office deduction
  • Keogh plan
  • SIMPLE plan
  • SEP
  • 401(k) plan
  • First year expensing of business equipment
  • Bonus depreciation
  • Year-end bonuses
  • Bad debt write-off
  • Disabled access credit
  • Other business tax credits

Tax-free exchange

Contact our office if you have questions or want more information on these and other strategies that could reduce your taxes.