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A Tax-Deductible Cruise to Mexico for a Business Meeting?

If you are doing business in Mexico or planning a business meeting down there, one creative method of transportation is taking a cruise. It can be a fun and relaxing way to make your way down south while also offering… Read Now >>

Is Your 2022 Financial Plan Ready?

January 6, 2022
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7 Financial Planning Tips for the New Year. Happy New Year from the entire team at Illumination Wealth! Now that 2022 is upon us, it’s time to make sure you have a strong financial plan prepared for this year and… Read Now >>

Choosing the Best Homeowners Insurance Coverage

December 22, 2021
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If you own a home or investment property, you will need to have homeowners insurance. That should go without saying. How much insurance to get and which coverages are best may depend on where you live, the size of your… Read Now >>

2021 Year-End Tax-Planning Tips

December 20, 2021

2021 Last-Minute Year-End General Business Income Tax Deductions   Your goal should be to get the IRS to owe you money. Of course, the IRS is not likely to cut you a check for this money (although in the right… Read Now >>

Tis the Season for Tax-Efficient Charitable Gifting!

December 15, 2021
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Making charitable gifts is smart for several reasons. First, you are doing good with your donations by supporting nonprofit causes important to you or providing help for those who are less fortunate. Second, charitable contributions are tax deductible for individuals… Read Now >>

2021 Year-End Medical Plan Strategies

December 8, 2021
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If you own a small business with 1-49 employees, you should have a medical plan in place. Tax law does not require you to provide medical coverage, but you should. Not only can it help you attract and retain better… Read Now >>

Year-End Family Tax Planning Strategies for 2021

December 1, 2021
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Your marital and family situations should definitely factor in when it comes to your year-end tax planning for 2021. There are family tax planning strategies you can implement now to take advantage of current tax codes. In addition, there are… Read Now >>

7 Year-End Tax Strategies for Your Stock Portfolio

November 24, 2021
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If you are looking to reduce your 2021 income taxes, you can look to your stock portfolio. There are ways to take advantage of current tax codes. Once you know the rules to the offset game, you’ll be able to… Read Now >>

Section 199A Tax-Reduction Strategies

November 17, 2021
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When it comes to your year-end tax planning, don’t forget to consider your IRC Section 199A deduction. If you don’t take advantage of this tax deduction, you may end up with an unsatisfactory $0 for your deduction amount. If your taxable… Read Now >>

2021 Year-End Tax-Saving Tips for Business Owners

November 10, 2021
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Your goal when preparing your tax returns is to get the IRS to owe you money. That will not always happen for business owners, but you can at least take steps to minimize your tax liabilities and maximize cash flow.… Read Now >>

New Child Tax Credit—What You Need to Know

November 3, 2021
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The American Rescue Plan enacted earlier this year established a new Child Tax Credit program. It increased the credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six. For children under the age of… Read Now >>