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Tax Deductions Limited

07/24/2018  Taxpayers win a little but lose a lot in court. A married couple had full time jobs and owned rental properties. The IRS denied several tax deductions related to the properties, including expenses for cleaning, maintenance and utilities. The U.S. Tax Court agreed that the couple wasn’t entitled to thousands of dollars of deductions…

Tax Reform 2.0

07/25/2018   House Ways & Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued a “listening session framework” outlining the main themes of Tax Reform 2.0, the second phase of proposed legislation following enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The framework focuses on themes including: 1) making the individual and small business tax cuts in…

3 keys to a successful accounting system upgrade

Technology is tricky. Much of today’s software is engineered so well that it will perform adequately for years. But new and better features are being created all the time. And if you’re not getting as much out of your financial data as your competitors are, you could be at a disadvantage. For these reasons, it…

A midyear review should go beyond financials

Every year is a journey for a business. You begin with a set of objectives for the months ahead, probably encounter a few bumps along the way and, hopefully, reach your destination with some success and a few lessons learned. The middle of the year is the perfect time to stop for a breather. A…

The Financial Perils of Old Age

Failing to properly plan for the costs associated with aging can have dire consequences for the retirement you envision. Larry Swedroe unpacks a resource to help investors navigate the many financial aspects of elder and long-term care. In planning for retirement, most people—and their advisors—consider issues such as: How much savings will be needed to…

5 Steps to Maximize Your Workday 

Tim Maurer lays out the ways you can sidestep interruptions and productivity detours by focusing your time and energy on doing the work you do best when you’re at your best. Being busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting work done — or doing doing it well. Tim Maurer lays out the ways you can sidestep…

ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday

You can buy certain ENERGY STAR energy-efficient products tax-free during the annual Texas ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday.  There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy, and you do not need to give the seller an exemption certificate to buy items tax free.  Click Here for more details on the…

Swinging for Smiles

EAT. RELAX. & HAVE FUN! For the first time ever, TDASF is hosting Swinging for Smiles in conjunction with the TDA Meeting. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 2 from 7-10 pm at Topgolf San Antonio. Included with all ticket purchases are two hours of Topgolf play, beer and wine, appetizers, dinner, prizes,…

Bland Garvey at NTFB

Friday, January 12, 2018 Bland Garvey employees participated in our annual volunteer day at the North Texas Food Bank, packing 13,275 meals.   Bland Garvey has been volunteering at NTFB since 2008.  In the past NTFB has expressed a need for volunteers January – March.  This year we answered the call, moving the day from its…

How tax overhaul would change business taxes

The tax reform bill that Congress is expected to vote on this week contains numerous changes that will affect businesses large and small. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, would make sweeping modifications to the Internal Revenue Code, including a much lower corporate tax rate, changes to credits and deductions, and a move…

What the tax reform bill means for individuals

Want to know how the the proposed tax plan will affect you? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, agreed to by a congressional conference committee on Friday and expected to be voted on by both houses of Congress during the week of Dec. 18, contains a large number of provisions that would affect…

Cyber Security Resources

Need help with Cyber Security? We compiled a list to make it easier to navigate. Click the links below to learn more. Password Management Software Dashlane | Sticky Password | Password Genie | My1Login | Password Box Credit Monitoring TransUnion | Equifax | Experian ID Theft Protection AllClear ID | Identity Guard | Identity Force | LifeLock National Cyber Security Alliance www.staysafeonline.com Federal Trade Commission www.identitytheft.gov Electronic Crimes Task Force www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml Victims of…

Richardson Chamber Golf Classic

Come out to the Richardson Chamber Golf Classic today. Bland Garvey will be at hole #15 with the air cannon. Just how far can that golf ball go? The 28th Annual Golf Classic won’t be your father’s tournament… by a long shot!  We aim to change your concept of just what a scramble tournament is…

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