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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Many people will eventually need to transfer ownership of real estate, a family business or some other asset expected to appreciate dramatically in the future. In such cases, an installment sale may be a viable option. This article explains under what circumstances this strategy should be considered, and discusses its advantages and disadvantages.

Inventory is expensive, so it needs to be as lean as possible. Businesses need to find ways to trim the fat from inventory without compromising revenue and customer service. This article has some suggestions, including using inventory ratios for benchmarking and reviewing product mix.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made many changes to tax breaks for individuals. This article looks at some specific areas to review as one lays the groundwork for filing a 2018 tax return: personal exemptions, the standard deduction and the child credit.

As tax season ramps up, so do the efforts of scam artists looking to steal older people’s financial data and money. This article offers seven ways to prevent elder financial abuse.

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

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