6 Key Financial Considerations for Unmarried Couples
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6 Key Financial Considerations for Unmarried Couples

As many committed couples are choosing to forgo marriage, it’s becoming more common for wealth advisors to receive questions on the financial planning implications. According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau’s annual America’s Families and Living Arrangements study, the number of unmarried couples has grown from 4.1% in 2001 to 8% in 2021. Despite this increase,…

Protect the “ordinary and necessary” advertising expenses of your business
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Protect the “ordinary and necessary” advertising expenses of your business

Under tax law, businesses can generally deduct advertising and marketing expenses that help keep existing customers and bring in new ones. This valuable tax deduction can help businesses cut their taxes. However, in order to be deductible, advertising and marketing expenses must be “ordinary and necessary.” As one taxpayer recently learned in U.S. Tax Court,…

Do you run a business from home? You may be able to deduct home office expenses
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Do you run a business from home? You may be able to deduct home office expenses

Many people began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic — and many still work from their home offices either all the time or on a hybrid basis. If you’re self-employed and run your business from home or perform certain functions there, you might be able to claim deductions for home office expenses against your…