For many, December 31 means a New Year’s celebration. From a tax perspective, however, it should mean thinking about which filing status you will use for that year’s tax return. This article reviews the five statuses. A sidebar looks at whether a married person can file as a "head of household."

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have family members who are struggling financially. For those with wealth to share, making an intrafamily loan or establishing a family bank could be a way to help. This article explains the importance of carefully structured intrafamily loans and why a family bank might be a logical step.

As the end of 2020 draws near, investors should take the time to review any mutual fund holdings in their taxable accounts and take steps to avoid potential tax traps. This article offers helpful tips such as avoiding capital gains surprises and being careful about buying and selling.

Most states with a sales tax have enacted "economic nexus" laws that expand the reach of their sales tax collection activities beyond their borders. This article urges businesses to reassess their sales-tax compliance obligations, especially as online transactions soar because of the COVID-19 crisis.