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... to my website!  Enjoy the many insightful resources and tax guidance available, along with answers to many FAQs.

2020 encountered anxiety as the world reacted to cope with the mysterious Covid-19 Pandemic.  Tax season was extended to July 15, 2020 -- but, in reality continues through the summer with all kinds of emerging, often-conflicting legislation -- with new and baffling jargon such as the 'PPC Loan.'  Overlay the conundrums created during a perplexing election year -- and you have pandemonium on steroids! We continue to enjoy the benefits of the 2019-2016 tax changes for both individuals and business.  Almost universally, just about everyone -- continues to reap benefits in positive ways -- whether it be the stretching and continued indexing of the tax brackets, the enhanced Child Tax Credit, the doubling of the standard deduction for individuals; and, for businesses -- generous 179 and other Expensing provisions, the significant relief in Coporate tax rates, or the innovative 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction -- for sole proprietors, partnerships, LLC's or S Corporation pass-through income!  The ACA storm has not settled out as Congress remains disfuntional, frozen and impeachment-obsessed in a political stalemate.  The repeal of burdensome regulations already is being widely felt so that breakthroughs can be made with more sensical forward-thinking business planning to sustain a vibrant economy.  So  change still looms ... and the promise of such is indeed a welcome breath of fresh air! 

Identity theft! ... Continues to plague our economy. It is here to stay as the daily news is rife with new cases of private and Federal website hackings -- and now the Equifax hacks.   We must turn the tide and reverse the recent trends, that are distressingly becoming the new standard which make it virtually and overwhelmingly complex to intelligently assess and plan our personal and business circumstances -- to effectively use those tax law changes to our benefit. In other words, proactively acting instead of scrambling just to inadequately react! What a difference it would make in our lives!

For the baby-boomer 1946-1964 birth years, 10,000/day average are turning 65 and considering retiring (over 70 million). Licensed in Utah, I can also help you with Medicare insurance and Supplements (Medigap), annual Part D Rx Plans and Medicare Advantage programs; and pre-medicare 'bridge plans;' aging-in when you are ready to go on Medicare ... or switching from a private, individual or group plan(s) into Medicare.

When is the optimum time for me to start taking Social Security?  Should I wait ... should I 'file and suspend' and collect on my spouse's Social Security benefits?  I can assist you with answering your questions and the recent changes made this year.  The permutations are still almost endless and I can help you focus on obtaining a beneficial answer for your unique tax situation.  Don't pass up the opportunity to sit down together today and review your payment history and assess your Social Security options ... and empower you to make better timely choices regarding your retirement years.  I can provide great insights to the interplay of taxable Social Security, RMD's (Required Minimum Distributions) and Qualified Distribution income ... and help you to plan ahead to avoid needless higher tax brackets on your retirement portfolio nestegg.

Providing guidance to your business on a wide-variety of concerns helps me bring value-added services to your daily operations ... in addition to the ramifications of the ever-changing tax code! 

It is prime time to make an appointment and sit down for tax planning!  By now you have received your Tax Organizer Package.  Please use  it to effectively prepare for our busy visit -- there is much to discuss!  E-filing started January 29th.  Due to identity theft, refunds with credits will be slowed again this year--generally not available until after mid-February.  Inconvenient preparer-mandated verifying techniques are now a norm.  Drop me your email address for my monthly newsletter. Hear from you soon!

  • Telephone...
  • (801) 560-6654
  • Fax...
  • (801) 944-5700
  • James B. Whitehead, Jr., CPA
  • 6796 Pineview Circle
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84121

You can also send us a message directly through the contact page of this website.