APRIL 2019
Welcome to this month's edition of the Tax and Business Alert. Our goal is to provide you with current articles on various tax and business topics. The articles are intended to keep you up to date on trends and issues that may impact your business and personal financial affairs.  Please contact us if you have questions about any of the issues discussed.

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Most individuals don’t regard themselves as businesses, trying to turn a profit and beat the competition. But, occasionally, it may help to look at one’s financial situation this way to determine where to cut expenses and boost cash flow. This article provides some tips, including creating a personal net worth statement and practicing risk management.

The tax implications of earning money from an activity will vary depending on whether it is considered a hobby or business by the IRS. And the rules recently changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article reviews the hobby vs. business distinction and explains what’s new.

Anyone whose estate plan includes one or more trusts should review them before filing an income tax return. And those who have already filed should look carefully at how their trusts were affected. This article explains that trusts can be subject to the highest tax rates and suggests three ways to soften the blow.

Now more than ever, small business owners need to double-check their tax returns before filing. Why? Because many of the changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act take effect with the 2018 tax year. This brief article notes some important revisions.

This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2019.

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