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Tax Tips

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How the 90-Day Mileage Log Rule Works for You

July 23, 2018 - Often in an IRS audit, the examiner will ask for your mileage log at the beginning of the audit.

How to Salvage a Casualty Loss Deduction

July 20, 2018 - You've likely heard about the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and how they've caused extensive damage to the property of several U.S. taxpayers.

The Tax Perks of Summer Camp

July 16, 2018 - Are you sending your kids to summer camp while you and your spouse work?

Maximize Your Tax Benefits for Charitable Gifts

July 9, 2018 - While giving gifts to charity is usually a reward on its own, donors could often also expect to get a tax deduction.

Feast on Tax Benefits for Company Picnics

July 2, 2018 - Have you planned a summer outing for your employees?

Turn Your Refresher Course into a Tax Break

June 25, 2018 - Maybe you feel the need to brush up on your skills in your particular line of work.

Can you deduct medical expenses you paid for your relative?

June 18, 2018 - Typically, you can deduct medical expenses if the relative would have qualified as your dependent.

How to lock down the home sale exclusion

June 11, 2018 - Arguably one of the biggest tax breaks to be left intact.

Your roadmap to business travel deductions

June 4, 2018 - Most expenses will remain tax-deductible if you stay within the tax law boundaries.

Zero in on target work credits this summer

May 28, 2018 - You may be eligible for tax credits.

Are like-kind exchanges still viable when selling property?

May 21, 2018 - If certain requirements are met, tax is deferred until you sell the replacement property … if ever.

4 ways to cut down kiddie tax

May 14, 2018 - You may be able to cut the kiddie tax down to size if you apply one or more of the following strategies.

Don't fall for these 3 IRS Dirty Dozen scams

May 7, 2018 - Treat personal information like cash; don't leave it lying around.

4 new and improved depreciation tax breaks

April 30, 2018 - A business entity can now write off the entire cost of qualified property the year it is placed in service.

DRS Warning: CT taxpayers sent phone tax email bills for Amazon, NewEgg Purchases

March 20, 2018 - CT taxpayers sent phone tax email bills for Amazon, NewEgg Purchases

Charitable donation records: What you need for your 2017 return

March 12, 2018 - Don't miss out on claiming the charitable donations you're entitled to deduct on your 2017 return.

Here's what you need for your 2017 tax return

February 26, 2018 - You can make the process go more smoothly by organizing all the necessary information and documentation.

5 ways to avoid nanny tax problems

February 22, 2018 - Although you may not move in political circles, it's easy to be tripped up by the nanny tax if you're not careful.

New law offers small business tax breaks

February 19, 2018 - your small business may realize big tax benefits under the new law.

Here's a new tax prescription for medical expenses

February 12, 2018 - The new tax reform law — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) — preserves the deduction for medical expenses.

How to cut taxes under the new tax act

February 5, 2018 - Pulling up stakes just because of new laws is a drastic reaction.

3 safe harbor rules for estimated taxes

January 29, 2018 - The IRS may assess an estimated tax penalty on top of the regular income tax you'll owe.

How to get a green light for commuting expense deductions

January 15, 2018 - If you commute back and forth to work every day, you typically can't deduct any of your travel costs, such as gas for your car or commuter fares.

Tax-Saving Tips

January 1, 2018 - Tax Reform Provides New 20% Deduction

2018 Tax Pocket Guide

December 21, 2017 - Various tips from S M & L for tax time in 2018.

2017-2018 Tax & Financial Planning

October 25, 2017 - A year-round and year-end guide to tax planning for 2017 - 2018.

Business Tips

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How to Deal With Obsolete Inventory

July 1, 2018 - Business Tip of the Month

Want Customer Loyalty? Improve Your Waiting Room.

June 1, 2018 - The waiting room experience can be either a deal breaker or a first step toward long-term customer loyalty.

MSI Global Alliance

May 7, 2018 - MSI is a leading global multidisciplinary association of over 200 independent accounting, law, tax, and specialist professional service providers in around 90 countries throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

How to Streamline Your Month-End Closings

May 1, 2018 - At the end of each month accounting departments collect, analyze and record financial data in a process known as "closing the books."

How to get ( and keep ) great clients

April 1, 2018 - Good clients form the backbone of any successful business.

Designing your business's credit policy

March 1, 2018 - You can minimize the risk of delinquent accounts by creating strong payment and credit policies.

Temporary workers: a good or bad idea?

February 5, 2018 - According to the American Staffing Association, there are approximately 3 million temporary and contract employees working for U.S. staffing companies during an average work week

Is your business website customer-friendly?

January 12, 2018 - If traffic to your homepage isn't trending upward, consider the following tried-and-true guidelines:

Avoid these 3 social media newbie business blunders

December 20, 2017 - More and more of your customers will be tech-savvy folks who expect businesses to engage with them using these platforms.

How to avoid layoffs and still be profitable

November 22, 2017 - If your company's revenue starts to falter, payroll may be a place you look for spending cuts.

Good friends, great business partners

October 19, 2017 - No significant business relationship should be undertaken lightly or blindly.

Increase your odds of getting a small business loan

September 12, 2017 - As any entrepreneur will tell you, financing a business is no small undertaking.

Tips to slash shipping costs for your business

August 11, 2017 - Generally speaking, pricing schedules are based on volume. The more you ship, the lower your rate.

Find the exit strategy that's right for you and your business

July 20, 2017 - Other exit strategy options include acquisitions, mergers, and, in rare cases, taking the company public through an initial public offering.

Financial Tips

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Congrats, grad! Now develop good financial habits.

July 1, 2018 - Financial Tip of the Month

5 Essential Steps to becoming Debt-Free

June 1, 2018 - Americans hold more than $1 trillion in credit card debt and over twice that much in loans, according to the Federal Reserve.

Prepare you finances before a loss

May 1, 2018 - Prudent couples plan for the future.

Traditional and Roth IRAs: What changed?

April 1, 2018 - You may prefer one over the other, depending on your short-term savings goals, years until retirement and assumptions about future tax rates.

The pros and cons of paying off credit cards with a HELOC

March 1, 2018 - No more late payment fees because you missed one.

Does long-term care make sense for you?

February 1, 2018 - Long-term care coverage is designed to protect the assets of middle-income Americans.

Tapping your retirement account early? Consider these factors

January 5, 2018 - The best way to avoid penalties is to understand the rules around retirement account withdrawals.

How to slash student loan debt

December 7, 2017 - With smart financial management, graduates can liquidate their college debt in a reasonable time, freeing up cash for other priorities.

Combat identity theft with a credit freeze

October 11, 2017 - If you suspect a crook is attempting to gain unauthorized access to your credit report, a credit freeze is a good first step.

The Sandwich Generation: How to support post-college kids and aging parents

September 14, 2017 - Want help with these long-term planning decisions? Give us a call.

A primer on Series I savings bonds

August 16, 2017 - If you're searching for a hedge against inflation, Series I bonds are worth a look.

Life cycle funds can provide hassle-free investing

July 20, 2017 - If fiddling with your finances is a task you'd rather avoid, consider the pros and cons of life cycle funds before you invest.

When fully funding your 401(k) isn't the best option

March 9, 2017 - Save regularly for retirement, but take a hard look at your overall financial situation before maxing out contributions to your company's 401(k) plan.

Company Press Releases

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New Hires

February 15, 2018 - New Hires at Simione Macca & Larrow

David Grindle

November 1, 2016 - David Grindle Joins SML as Principal

Randee Roucoulet, Running Down A Dream

November 1, 2015 - Randee Roucoulet's journey to the Mont-Tremblant Ironman.

National MS Society, CT Chapter Elects New Board Officers

December 18, 2013 - Richard Simione, formerly the board’s treasurer, has been elected chairman for the next term on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Committee.

IRS Form 1099 Information

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IRS Form 1099 Information

January 1, 2018 - Requirements to file 2017 Form 1099s.

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