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Tax Ideas Before Year-End

Consider a College Graduation Gift – If your child graduated from college this year, and you provided more than half of his or her support you can generally claim a $3,950 dependency exemption even if they already landed a job.  Tip:  … Continue reading

Advantages of the Bypass Trust Beyond Estate Portability

Prior to the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) in 2012, the bypass trust was a tried-and-true method of sheltering assets from the estate tax. Without a bypass trust (and prior to ATRA), the action of bequeathing one’s … Continue reading

KRD News & Articles

Illinois—Estate Tax: Attorney General Updates Fact Sheet for 2014

The Illinois Attorney General has revised its notice regarding Illinois estate tax to reflect changes regarding the tax. For persons dying in 2014, the federal exemption is $5,340,000 ($5,250,000 for 2013) for estate tax purposes, and the Illinois exemption equivalent … Continue reading

A Tour Through QuickBooks’ Payroll Setup Tool

Getting QuickBooks ready to process payroll is a complex, time-consuming process. Here’s what you can expect. Payday. You look forward to it when you’re young and working at your first part-time job. But as a grown-up who needs to start … Continue reading

KRD Events / Seminars

Steven Miller, Former IRS Commissioner, Updates KRD on the Latest Tax Issues

Steven Miller, former IRS Commissioner, updated KRD employees on the status of the IRS and its programs with regard to individuals, businesses and their taxes.  Steve discussed the tax extenders, tax reform, the RRP – Return Review Program, and several … Continue reading

Christopher Cameron presents at GGI North American Conference

Christopher Cameron, a Partner at KRD, attended the Geneva Group International (GGI) North American Conference in New Orleans, May 15-18.  GGI is one of the world’s leading organizations of independent law, accounting, audit and consulting firms. Chris was instrumental in … Continue reading

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