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SPAC vs. IPO: Valuation, Lockup Period, and Employee Equity

As a founder or an employee at a company undergoing a SPAC, you should start planning as soon as you're aware the event is on the horizon. The financial impact of this event will not just be an easy windfall -- you'll have to consider the potential costs of exercising options, timing of selling shares, and the resulting tax bill before you can start thinking about how to invest your net proceeds.

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Cross-state Residency Tax Considerations in 2020: The Impact of COVID-19 Work From Home

COVID-19 created many unexpected adjustments to working and moving this year. Could these changes result in additional state tax exposure and withholding obligations for individual taxpayers and business owners?

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Two startup employees planning their taxes during aquisition

Tax Planning for When Your Startup is Going Through an Acquisition

Founders, board members, and employees of startups that get acquired can experience tax consequences as a result of a liquidity event. It's imperative to plan for the tax implications so you can be prepared to pay what you owe the IRS. And in some cases, you may be able to take steps to reduce the taxes that result from the acquisition, depending on the type of equity you have and the nature of the transaction. 

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Tax Benefits of a Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund is a great way to manage your charitable giving and save on taxes. You can take a tax deduction immediately when you provide the donation. Then, the donated funds can be invested and grow tax free. Think of it as creating a sort of personal "savings account" from which you can make donations to causes you care about for years to come.

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Tax Planning for a Large Windfall or Inheritance

When you receive a large sum of money, your life can change in many profound ways. However, a financial windfall is not without consequences. One of the most immediate of those consequences is your tax liability.

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Graduating from TurboTax: Do You Need a Tax Advisor (CPA)?

Online tax tools make it easy for the average person to file their annual tax returns, but there are many scenarios where more sophisticated tax strategies can save a significant amount of money, making the ROI on personal tax advising very worthwhile for high earners with complex financial situations and those with sudden windfalls.

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Tax Deadline Extension: Planning for the Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in 2020

With the Coronavrius epidemic impacting the US economy, the IRS and the Secretary of the Treasury have recently announced changes to 2020’s (2019 tax year) usual deadlines.

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Divorce Tax Opportunities and Risks: The Selling and Transferring of Property

Kimberly Nelson, CFA®, CDFA, provides examples and guidance on the tax tradeoffs of selling and transferring property during or after a divorce.

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Timing Key Divorce Events For Tax Purposes

Timing is a key factor and stressor when it comes to the divorce process. When to file, when to time alimony payments, when to sell or give up certain assets, and when to do tax carryovers — these are all topics we’ll discuss in this article.

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Our 2020 Predictions

In 2019 we brought over 850 of the best advisors onto our platform so we can help you find the right one for your needs. We’ve asked a few of them to share with us what they think will matter most for clients in 2020, whether in relation to politics, regulation/taxation, the economy, financial markets, or trends in personal money management. 

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