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April 22, 2019 by Edward J. Radetich

Tax Tips and Traps for Settlement Funds and Settlement Agreements

Taxes: the one word everyone tries to avoid.

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January 15, 2019 by Edward J. Radetich

Know These Tax Deadlines for Individuals and Businesses Before April 15

Tax day is Monday, April 15, but there are several deadlines ahead of it that both individuals and businesses should be aware of. Download our 2019 deadline reminder to keep everything straight.

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December 18, 2018 by Edward J. Radetich

7 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2018

Tax law changes resulting from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most significant tax changes we’ve seen since the Tax Reform Act of 1986, are in effect. The new reform impacts all kinds of taxes – individual, corporate, partnership and other “pass through” business entities, estate, and even tax-exempt organizations.

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July 27, 2018 by Edward J. Radetich

Pitfalls of the Improper Election of Qualified Settlement Funds

The qualified settlement fund (QSF) – a common vehicle used by plaintiff and defense attorneys – is governed by section 468B of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC)The Tax Reform Act of 1986 created the qualified settlement fund in response to questions surrounding the income tax treatment of settlement funds, and defendant’s issues related to when a tax deduction for payments made into a settlement fund could be taken. 

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