Author: Erick Arbe

Watch the Medicare and Social Security Seminar

On May 24, 2018, Quinn Stauffer Financial hosted a seminar on the topic of Medicare and Social Security with local experts Margaret Smith and Frank Cardenas. Margaret gives on overview of the parts of Medicare as well as the difference between Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. She also addresses many of the important decisions people […]

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2018 Tax Planning: The Bunching Strategy for Itemized Deductions

In light of the 2018 tax reform, many clients may find the “bunching strategy” advantageous when it may not have benefited them in the past. This strategy is geared towards taking advantage of certain personal expenses that can be itemized on Schedule A of your tax return. The IRS either gives taxpayers a “standard deduction” […]

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The New Tax Law & Tips in Preparing for 2018 Tax

With your 2017 Federal and TN Tax returns filed, 2018 and beyond offer changes in both Federal and TN tax law. Here are some highlights of both tax systems and the major items that will affect many of our clients. Tennessee Tax While Tennessee does not have a state income tax, we do still have […]

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7 Reasons a Roth IRA May Be a Good Idea for You or Someone You Love

There is never a bad time to contribute to your retirement. Before the tax filing deadline in April, many people take advantage of the opportunity to reduce taxes by funding a Traditional IRA. While that makes sense for some, others may benefit by contributing to a Roth IRA that offers no immediate tax break, but […]

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Four Estate Planning Must Haves

While not the most fun topic, estate planning is crucial to protecting your estate and beneficiaries. A good estate plan allows You to plan for what will happen to your house, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance, and personal belongings (ex. jewelry, furniture, collectibles, etc.). We consider the following to be must haves for your estate […]

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Estimated Payments – Don’t Let the IRS Penalize You!

Quarterly Tax Payments As Ben Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.  The IRS expects you to pay taxes on the income that you receive during the year, whether from a corporate job, self-employment, or other sources. The IRS requests that you make tax payments to them as your […]

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