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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For many people, December 31 means a New Year’s celebration. However, from a tax perspective, it means thinking about which filing status a taxpayer 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 “head of household.”

Nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans allow participants to set aside large amounts of tax-deferred compensation, but they may also pose substantial risks. This article distinguishes NQDC plans from qualified defined contribution plans and discusses the pluses and minuses.

Because of the economic impact of inflation, many companies may need to conserve cash and not buy much equipment this year. As a result, the business may not be able to claim as many depreciation tax deductions as in the past. However, if the company owns real property, there may be another approach to depreciation to consider: a cost segregation study.

Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to a person’s assets after death. It’s also about protecting one’s family during his or her lifetime. This article discusses two estate planning documents that are essential for everyone: a living will and a health care power of attorney.

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