Monthly Archives: May 2018

The New Tax Law Will Change Divorce Tactics

When couples divorce, financial negotiations often involve alimony. The tax rules regarding alimony were dramatically changed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, but existing agreements have been grandfathered. In addition, the old rules remain in effect for divorce and separation agreements executed during 2018. Next year, […]

Stretching for Yield…Carefully

Typically, bond funds with low yields have relatively low risk (see “Weighing the Risks of Bond Funds”). That doesn’t mean that these funds are riskless, though. With interest rates expected to rise this year, all types of bond values could drop, leading to an overall pullback in the prices of […]

Tax Calendar: May and June 2018

MAY 2018 May 10 Employers. For Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax, file Form 941 for the first quarter of 2018. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time.   May 15 Employers. For Social Security, Medicare, withheld income […]