Harry W. Laughlin III (Wis)
Wis is a 2017 tax Super Lawyer. He is a former IRS tax attorney. For more than 35 years, he has ranked AV Preeminent See more in About Me.
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Tax Reform lowers the corporate tax rate to a flat 21% and repeals the corporate AMT. Most small to medium corporations are permitted to use the cash method of accounting. Taxpayers with domestic income from pass-throughs, partnerships, S corporations, or sole … Continue reading
Tax Reform — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), is effective in 2018 with a few exceptions. In this article, Wis explains some key provisions and makes a few suggestions to save taxes this year and next year. … Continue reading
MORE THAN JUST TAX SOLUTIONS Again, let’s discuss Tax Reform and then I will tell you ways to help your business the rest of this year. As a former corporate counsel and former IRS attorney, I can be your one-stop … Continue reading
EASY AND EFFECTIVE TAX TIPS Avoid gain on older stocks. One of my new clients, Serena Stockholder, is a Federal Express employee and loves to buy Federal Express stock. As a result, she has stock that has been purchased over … Continue reading
EASY AND EFFECTIVE? I discussed in the last WealthWISe how my approach to estate planning is a quicker less stressful process. So there is no reason to put it off. In fact, if you have a will or a trust … Continue reading
WHEN IS A DORMITORY A TAX SHELTER? Let’s say that your “child” is a sophomore in college and you are tired of paying rent for his apartment. What can you do? If the ave you considered buying a place for him to … Continue reading
Are you one of the people who delay when it comes to estate planning, seeing it as too complicated and presenting unrealistic goals. It doesn’t have to be that way! If you have estate planning documents drafted prior to 2012, it … Continue reading
Are you afraid to sell one of your properties because of the tax liability? Clients often come to me, worried about this problem. In some cases, they may be right to worry. Taxable gain equals selling price less “adjusted basis.” … Continue reading
Avoid large refunds or amounts due. A large refund means the Government had your money all year, interest-free. A large amount due invites penalties and can be more than an inconvenience. The tax rules are designed to give an employee … Continue reading