Monthly Archives: March 2017

Iowa Farm Economy – How Things Shape Up for 2017

By |2017-04-24T09:26:29-05:00March 1st, 2017|Agriculture, Economy, Lease|

Susan Voss, CPA, one of the leaders of TD&T's Ag team, discusses the current Ag market and our economy. Along with an update on our status, she also provides some critical information regarding leases and how it could relate to your taxes. In previous newsletters, I have focused on how we can make it [...]

Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Good for your Business and Good for the Nation

By |2018-11-28T15:07:03-05:00March 1st, 2017|Employment, Tax, Tax Services, WOTC|

A lot of employers overlook this important tax credit. Lyndi DeVries, Business Services Manager at TD&T, provides some background on this potentially valuable opportunity for your business. When your business looks to hire employees, you may inadvertently overlook some specific groups who sometimes face barriers to employment. Enacted in 2015, the Protecting Americans from [...]

Estate Basis Reporting – Getting it Wrong Can Increase Your Taxes

By |2017-04-24T09:26:53-05:00March 1st, 2017|Advisory, Estate Planning, Executor, Gifts, Tax, Tax Services|

Vicki Beckey, CPA, CFF, CSEP and head of TD&T’s estate department, provides some thoughts on understanding estate and gift taxes. The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 requires consistent basis reporting between a decedent’s estate and the beneficiary who inherits property from a decedent. The IRS defines basis as [...]

Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans

By |2017-04-21T12:48:41-05:00March 1st, 2017|Healthcare, Insurance, Medicare|

Medicare and Medicare Advantage – what’s the difference? Kyle Merry, Tax Associate, and Joshua Buckingham, CPA and Principal at TD&T provide some clarification in this article. Each year, more people qualify for Medicare and when they do, they find out it’s not as simple as just signing up for Medicare. In addition to basic [...]

Potential Tax Reform Expected in 2017

By |2017-04-21T12:49:02-05:00March 1st, 2017|Change, Government, Tax, Tax Services|

What can you expect regarding changes to the tax system in 2017? Amie Kuntz and Monica Sullivan of TD&T’s Tax Department provide some thoughts on what to look for from Congress and the Trump Administration this year. Many Americans have had tax reform on their minds. Both major Presidential candidates made tax reform part [...]