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Happy Donating!

As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, we seem to be bombarded with opportunities for charitable giving. Happily, many of us answer this call and donate generously to our favorite charitable organizations. Your generosity may also be beneficial at tax time if you remember a few tax implications of donations …

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(Tax Loss) Harvest Season is Almost Here!

The kids are back in school, the leaves are changing colors, and pumpkin spice lattes – the age-old harbingers of harvest season – are everywhere. At Parsec, we are preparing for the harvest…of tax losses.

Turning 65, Reflecting Back and Planning Ahead

Turning 65 made me think about financial security, or perhaps to think about it differently than I did at 45. My perspective on what exactly financial security is has evolved over the years.

Parsec Q2 2021 Economic & Tax Webinar

Parsec President and Chief Investment Officer Bill Hansen discusses economic highlights from the second quarter of 2021. Parsec Co-Directors of Tax Services Larry Harris and Brad Burlingham review current estate and gift tax laws and discuss the Biden administration’s proposal as it currently stands. We end by answering your questions submitted during registration.

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Roth vs. Traditional 401(k)

The differences between Roth and Traditional 401(k) extends beyond 401(k)s. To truly understand the benefits and differences, one should also consider Roth and Traditional IRAs.

Tax Strategies for New Families

Having a child is one of life’s special events – but the cost of a growing family can also bring challenges to your life. Here are some tax strategies for new families where you can take advantage of tax breaks that come along with those extra mouths to feed.

Taxes Are the Golf Balls of Personal Finance

For the professional golfer, hitting your ball into the water has its price: It can be embarrassing. The internet is littered with stories and images of PGA Tour players dropping their trousers to take swings at errant, but playable, shots that have landed in hazard areas. It can cost you a tournament. Greg Norman, the

To Everything There Is a Season — Is Downsizing on Your Horizon?

“To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven A time to build up, a time to break down A time to dance, a time to mourn A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” written by

Six Tax Implications of the 2020 COVID Relief Bill

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 includes COVID-related relief in the form of the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (TCDTR). COVIDTRA and TCDTR include multiple provisions impacting businesses and individuals to provide relief and stimulate the economy.