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How the TCJA Impacts Charitable Giving

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping tax reform in decades. When it took effect on January 1, 2018, it changed many things we have come to take for granted about taxes and tax deductions in this country. One of those is the relations… Read More
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Corporate Tax Rate Changes and Choice of Business Entity

Choosing a business entity — whether a C corporation, S corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship — is one of the first, and most important choices you will make for your business. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA… Read More
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Categories: Business Law, Tax Law
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Temporary Increase in Estate Tax Exemption (and Portability)

On January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) took effect in the United States. The most sweeping tax reform in decades, the TCJA has affected the tax burden of both businesses and individuals, often in a favorable way. One such impact is the… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Tax Law
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Elimination of Roth Conversion Recharacterization

For individuals saving for retirement, one of the things that makes a Roth IRA attractive is that the account is created and funded with post-tax dollars. This means the account owner need not pay income tax on funds when they are withdrawn in retire… Read More
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Categories: Retirement, Tax Law
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Individual Income Tax Brackets Change

You have no doubt heard a lot about the recently-enacted tax reform, and may be wondering what that means for your tax bracket. While tax reform has changed much about how we will pay taxes, one detail has not changed: there are still seven tax brack… Read More
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Categories: Tax Law
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Professional Service Company Owners Lose Out Under TCJA

As 2017 drew to a close, President Trump signed his promised tax reform into law. Dubbed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” (TCJA) it was the most significant and thorough reform to U.S. tax law in more than three decades. Since it took effect… Read More
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Categories: Business Law, Tax Law
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How the New Tax Law Helps Landlords

With the recent passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), taxpayers are beginning to learn how much they stand to benefit from the new law. One of the groups of individuals that stands to benefit is landlords. If you own rental property, l… Read More
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Categories: Tax Law
Tax Law Changes 2018 Note

Standard Deduction Increase vs. Elimination of Personal Exemptions: What Does it Mean?

Two of the changes brought about by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are the increase in the size of the standard deduction and the elimination of the personal exemption. How do these two changes work, and do they offset each other? Will the change in t… Read More
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Categories: Tax Law
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How Section 179 Increase and Bonus Depreciation May Help Your Small Business

Business owners know that when they purchase property for business use, such as a delivery truck or machinery for production, they can claim deductions for the purchase of that equipment as a business expense under Section 179 of the United States In… Read More
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Categories: Business Law, Tax Law

Interview with prominent Florida Attorney Craig Hersch

In this podcast, Founding Attorney Ted Gudorf explains the reason he started Gudorf Law Group over 25 years ago and why it is one of Ohio’s fastest growing firms.  He also explains how the firm’s unique focus on asset protection planning has res… Read More
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