2017 & 2018 Tax Facts

For 2017, the standard deduction for a single individual is $6,350 and for a married couple is $12,700. A person will benefit by itemizing once allowable deductions exceed the applicable standard deduction. Itemized deductions include state and local income taxes (or...

Roth or Regular?

These days, most 401k and 403b plans give their participants the option of contributing to the “traditional” version or the “Roth” version. With the traditional version, the amount you contribute reduces your taxable income in the current year,...