Dr. Friday Radio Show – December 2, 2023

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Dr. Friday Radio Show - December 2, 2023
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Welcome to another episode of the Dr. Friday Radio Show! In this episode, tax expert Dr. Friday delves deep into the complex world of taxes, offering clarity, guidance, and solutions for listeners. Here are some of the topics she addresses:

  • Roth IRA conversions and the best time to undertake them, especially considering the holiday season.
  • Maximizing your 401(k) contributions and the strategic timing for doing so.
  • Advice on gifting significant amounts to children, including tax implications and necessary forms (like Form 709).
  • Clarifications on tax credits and debunking myths regarding their repayment.
  • Year-end tax planning for small business owners, including equipment purchases and the importance of placing new equipment into service before year-end for tax deductions.
  • Tax implications of receiving a trust fund distribution.
  • Guidance on home equity and mortgage issues in estate planning.
  • Updates on Tennessee Department of Revenue’s new policies for small business owners regarding gross business receipts.
  • Live calls from listeners with specific tax-related questions and scenarios.
  • And more!

Transcript

Part 1

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No, no, no. She’s not a medical doctor, but she can sure cure your tax problems or your financial woes.

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She’s the how-to girl. It’s the Dr. Friday Show.

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If you have a question for Dr. Friday, call her now. 737-WWTN. That’s 737-9986.

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So here’s your host, financial counselor and tax consultant, Dr. Friday.

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Good afternoon. I’m Dr. Friday and this is the Dr. Friday Show.

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And we are talking about my favorite subject. It is December, so it means that we are thinking about what can we still do for the year of 2023.

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We only have something like 20, 24, 25 days left of the season.

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So we need to really start concentrating on if you’re considering the Roth conversion, you want to do it earlier versus later.

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Later you get towards Christmas. A lot of people are out of town. It’s hard to make that conversion.

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The other would be maximizing your 401(k). Sometimes people will put their final paycheck into their 401(k) to help reduce their overall income

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because you really have a tough time knowing what your income is until this time of the year for year to day,

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especially if you work with some limited bonuses and things like that.

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Maybe you got an inheritance or something and you can’t really convert your inheritance into a retirement.

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But you can maximize your work or your 401(k) or put money into an IRA of some sort.

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And then that would help you reduce the overall tax that maybe you’re looking at.

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So these are the kinds of things we really want to go with.

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Oh, wow. Awesome. You guys are ready for the Dr. Friday Show today. I love it.

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It’s not been quite tax season. We usually get that. Let’s go to Ron in Nashville and we’ll go right to it.

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Hey, Ron.

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Hey.

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I’ve got a question.

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Hey, there’s…

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I’ve got several million. I want to gift my kids, four kids, maybe half a million dollars, 17,000 this year, half a million next year.

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What are the ramifications? Is there a form I have to fill out?

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And if I brought in my check for 17,000, for example, for 2023, do they have to cash it before December 31st?

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Well, theoretically, as long as it’s written before that day.

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So if you give it to them for Christmas and you can’t take…

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Some banks still allow over like 10,000, take a picture of it and deposit and they have to physically go in for some reason,

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then the answer would be no. They don’t have to.

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As long as the check was written in the tax year, which in your situation would be before the end of the year,

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you are perfect as far as that.

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So if they don’t get cash to the first of the year, that is really their situation and that’s not a problem.

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And if it’s 17,000, then we don’t have to worry about filing the gift tax return.

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If it goes above that number, anything above, it’s a form 709 and you’re going to file the difference.

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So if you give them half a million dollars, then back out the first 17 and the remaining will show up on that form.

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All you really need is their legal name, social security number and address.

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And then the date that it was given and how much. Sometimes people will do it in multiple things.

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And that’s really the only thing. The only other side, as long as it stays at the half million,

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I don’t believe you’ll have a situation. Right now, of course, we have a lifetime gifting of, I don’t know,

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was it like $11,000, $11 million or something?

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The problem will be if the limitation comes back down.

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And I will say in 2024, you do have 18,000 just as a point of interest.

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It went up to 18 in 2024. But, you know, your situation on that one, you can figure out.

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I don’t know what’s going to happen if they bring it back down to a million dollars lifetime

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and you’ve given away three million, which I have some clients that have.

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I don’t think it’s grandfathered in. Theoretically, it could become what we’ll have to go back and file gift tax returns.

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I’m not actually sure. But right now, the answer is file 709. Give the kids the money.

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We’ll deal with the next one depending on what happens. It may change nothing in our lifetimes.

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And we may be perfect. Does that make sense?

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So with that, that would ask half a million. We wouldn’t pay. I wouldn’t pay taxes on like up to 40 percent on the half million.

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Right. I mean, to gift. So to gift somebody money, the person giving the money has to already have paid tax

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or will pay tax if they’re taking it out of some sort of investment.

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I would suggest if it’s in an investment that is giftable, meaning stocks or something like that,

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gift the kids the stock at the value of the stock and let them deal with it versus you pay the tax.

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But that is your choice. I don’t know if this is cold cash or if it’s in an investment that you’re cashing out

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and then wanting to give them cold cash. So what I have is this an investment run or is this cash?

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It’s cash.

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It is cash. OK, well, then we don’t have to worry if it’s in cash.

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You’ve already paid tax on it is the theory. And then you’re just writing checks to the kids and they don’t have to pay any tax.

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And there’s no tax at this time for that.

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But the four hundred and eighty two thousand, let’s say next year, that would reduce the lifetime.

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Lifetime. Is that correct? Yes, sir. That would reduce the lifetime. That’s 100 percent correct.

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Yes, it would go against your lifetime of eleven million. Yes. OK. All right.

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And are you married, Ron? No. Are you married or single?

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OK. I wasn’t sure if you’re married, you could double it is everything I was thinking.

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Yeah. Yeah. OK. You got it.

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Thanks for listening. Appreciate it. All right. Let’s go to Bryant in Spring Hill.

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Hey, Dr. Friday. Just got a quick question. Hanging out at work at the water cooler.

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And we were talking about tax credits and there was a theory thrown out that you have to pay the tax credit back.

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So don’t accept it. Could you shed a little light on that theory?

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Which tax credit would that be? Do you know? Like a child tax credit?

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Oh, no. So child tax credit, you don’t pay back.

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The only tax credit that existed that I can think of right off the top of my head was the homebuyer’s credit back in.

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Gosh, it’s been 10 years or more. So back in 2010, nine, eight, something like that.

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They gave someone seventy five hundred dollars. And in that case, every year they had to pay five hundred dollars back until it’s paid off in full.

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That’s the only time I’ve ever seen a credit that is actually paid back.

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I mean, there’s the energy credits. That’s 30 percent off.

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If you get solar, you don’t pay that 30 percent back. If you do something, you know, your kids, you have to keep them anyway.

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So there’s no giving it back. So there’s really none that I can think of off the top of my head.

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The only other kind of business deductions would be like if Section 179 or something like that, where if you sell it, you would have to do a recapture.

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But no credits. Most credits are credits just like deductions.

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I can’t think of, like I said, very many of them that would require you to pay back.

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So I’d say you want to maximize any credit that you can qualify for.

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I love it. I’m a client of yours and I knew you would have the answer and I thought this would be the best time to do it.

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So thank you for all your service.

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No problem, buddy. Thanks, Brian. I appreciate it.

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All right. So we are live on the radio. 615-737-9986. 615-737-9986.

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Taking your calls, talking about taxes. But we also want to think about year end.

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We are at the end of a calendar year almost. We only have a few weeks left here.

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And so now is the time to be thinking first, if you do qualify for equipment, if you’re a small business owner and you’re thinking,

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well, you know what, we have a really healthy profit and maybe we need to go ahead and buy a piece of equipment,

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buy a truck, buy a dozer, whatever your business might be.

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Now may be the time to think about it. But keep in mind, tax law specifically says it has to be put in service.

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So that being said, if it has to be put in service, you can’t go buy it on December 31st and take it off on your taxes

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unless it was a truck you drove off the lot and it’s already ready to be working.

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If it’s a piece of equipment and has to be brought into the factory or manufacturing or whatever you’re doing,

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that piece of equipment needs to be installed and working before you can deduct it.

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Very important because sometimes people are like, yeah, I purchased it already.

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Oh, what? But they weren’t going to deliver it until the first of the next year or whatever.

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And, you know, well, if you deliver it next year, then it’s a tax deduction for next year.

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You may have used the money in 2023, but if you’re not getting it until 2024, it is not a legitimate tax deduction.

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Important to understand. So I just want to make sure that you have and understand how that one’s going to work.

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All right. We have another phone call, Rick from Cookville. Let’s see if we can get him on the line.

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Hey, Rick, what’s happening? It’s a great day. I’m telling you, I’m glad I’m glad to talk to you.

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Can I tell you what I’m doing? I have a house that I’m building, a house that I’m building for my daughter,

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building it out of my own equity in my home, and I’m going to convert it to a long term loan for her.

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She’s already pre-approved for the loan. All that. We’re doing the house really cheap because I’m doing all the labor

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basically myself. So my daughter is going to get this great house.

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The house is going to be valued at a lot more than she’s going to pay for it.

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Will I be going to have a lot of equity in it when you’re done? Yes.

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Yes. Will I be taxed for that equity as a gift to her?

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No, because I mean, what you’re gifting her is your blood, sweat and tears.

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Assuming you’re not crying, Rick. But anyways, in all honesty, no, because really what you’re gifting her is labor.

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So, you know, is she going to use this as her primary home?

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The fact is the value of the home, whatever the value is that you have in it is truly her original basis,

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which is pretty much probably the loan that she’s taking. So if the house is maybe worth, let’s just say 300,

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but you have 150 only in it, right? Because of all the labor and stuff you haven’t had.

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So she’s going to have 150 in that house. And then when she sells it, whatever the difference,

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and this may be 10 years from now, 20 years, hopefully more than five years, then she get a step up.

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But she’s really only going to get it for the value that you put into it, not the value that the loan says it is.

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Does that make sense? OK, that makes great sense.

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She’s going to have a lot of equity in there. But the fact is, if we only have 150 grand in it,

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then that’s all she has in it is the $150,000 that she’s basically paying back on that mortgage or loan.

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You know, and make sure the biggest thing is make sure you go ahead.

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Your labor’s free. And my personal taxes, then it will not. Right.

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None of this is going to show up on you at all. None of this is going to show up because you’re using a home equity.

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That’s going to. So that’s non-taxable money. And then when you convert it into the loan,

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you’ll pay off your home equity again, a non-taxable situation.

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And then she’ll have the 30 year loan or whatever that she’s going to take out and pay off the difference.

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The biggest thing is, is that whatever you pay for, because some of this may come out of money you didn’t have in that home equity.

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I don’t know. I’m just saying maybe just personal money that you’ve actually invested.

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You want to make sure you can track the true amount that you put into this house if possible,

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because that’s really going to be her value. OK. That makes sense.

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I needed to know. Yes, ma’am. OK, boss. All right. Thanks. Appreciate the phone call.

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Bye. All right. We’re going to take our first break. When we get back, we can get some more of your phone calls.

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615-737-9986. 615-737-9986. We’ll be right back with the Dr. Friday show.

Part 2

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We are back here live in studio.

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Hear that transition. Sorry. If you want to join the show, you can at 615-737-9986.

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615-737-9986. Again, we want to also be considering 2023 is not over yet.

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We have 2024. We’re going to start really working hard on maybe doing some better deductions throughout the year,

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maybe for some of us that are listening. But really, I want to concentrate on 2023.

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We have a couple more weeks. That means making sure and if you can, you can always look.

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Even one of the big things I think someone might look at is look at your W.

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Look at your pay stub. And if you’ve made 50,000 and you haven’t paid in six, seven thousand,

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if you’re single, eight or nine thousand possibly. And if you’re married, you know, at least five thousand.

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Maybe you need to reconsider. Are you having enough money coming out of your check?

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Have every last few years, have you actually had to write a check?

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Now, again, most of my clients know I’m not an advocate for having two or three thousand dollar refunds.

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That doesn’t really help my clients. They need the money in their own pocket.

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But I also don’t want them having to write a check for two or three thousand dollars.

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That can be hard when it’s sometimes depending on the business they’re in, seasonal or whatever,

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that there could be a situation under that. So really, really important to think about is

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if you’re not having enough money, you need to make that transition. It’s a W for you’re going to go back to your employer.

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And maybe the easiest thing would be is leave whatever you have.

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Just have an additional dollar amount come out. Maybe you were short five hundred dollars and you’re paid,

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you know, 52 weeks a year or whatever. So you just want to have an extra ten dollars a paycheck come out.

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So that way you don’t have to worry about that extra money when it comes due.

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So now’s the time to think about that. All right. We’re going to head to the phone lines.

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Carol in the borough. Hey, Carol, what is happening on this rainy Saturday?

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Good afternoon. We received a trust fund from my father’s inheritance when he died in twenty twenty two.

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It was dispersed. What kind of taxes will we be paying on that?

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So your father had a trust and you received a distribution. Yes.

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OK. And do you have any I mean, are you guys the trustees or is there someone else that’s a trustee?

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My husband is. OK, wonderful, because they’ll have better access than sometimes.

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So it would depend just because there was a distribution from the trust doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be taxable.

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So the question would be, was there like a retirement 401k IRA cashed out that would become taxable?

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And if that was distributed or did he hold back money and the trust is going to pay the tax and then the distribution or.

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I know I’m not answering your question because on the trust, there’s two ways of doing it.

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You can do what’s called a K1 from the trust and all the taxes rolls to the the beneficiaries or the trust can pay all the taxes and then just do distributions to the beneficiaries.

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So kind of a couple of questions on that one would be first.

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I don’t know what kind of assets were in the trust, so I can’t tell you.

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Do you know if it was just cash in the bank or if it was like a house that got sold or.

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It was a home that got sold. OK, the home they got so would have had a step up in basis, so that would have been zero taxable to you or to the beneficiaries.

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But if there was any. Huh? Capital gains, do they have to be made on something like that?

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Most likely, no. If it was sold within the right period and right now we’re not blowing up for a couple of years, I couldn’t say this.

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But usually whenever the passing, the person passed away, the house then has to be cleaned up or whatever and then sold whatever it was valued at at the time of the passing.

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If we sold it for that same amount or less, zero tax.

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If we sold it for more, then there would be capital gains, but only after the value at the date of death.

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All righty. The house is worth 500.

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Did it. OK, awesome. I was winging it there a little bit, Carol. So I’m sorry. I was like, there’s too many possibilities in there.

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But if you have any other questions, you guys can always follow up because that one’s not as easy over the radio.

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But if there’s additional questions, you’ve got my office. If not, you’ll get my office number.

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But I appreciate the phone call, Carol. Thank you. Thank you.

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All right. Let’s hit Eddie in the borough. We are rocking in the borough today. Hey, Eddie.

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Yeah. How are you doing?

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I’m doing good, Eddie. How are you doing? I’m doing good. Long time listener.

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Ungratefully, first time caller. My.

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Go for it. My father just passed last week and he was a Vietnam vet and he was 100 percent disabled.

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And he got a house through the V.A. that I’m actually living in.

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And him just passing before he passed, we were I was able to take the house and do a.

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He had a living will with me all over it. And then he had. And then we did a what do they call it when a trust transfer or something like that.

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Yes. A quick claim deed. For the house. Now that he has passed the V.A. sent me paperwork and I’m going to have to continue paying on that house or is that house because that house has been passed down to me.

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There’s still about two hundred forty left on the house. No, I’m going to have to continue to pay on that. Correct.

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That is correct. Yes. The mortgage will still go with the house. So you’re going to continue to make the payments.

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And the downside to that would be potentially we’d have to really see what the paperwork said.

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But theoretically, because you did it before his passing, you may not have qualified for what we call the step up in basis.

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You may have inherited at the value that he paid for it, not necessarily the value that was worth today.

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But your main question is, is the mortgage still tied to it or do you still. Yes. You have to keep paying that mortgage.

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OK. No matter how. OK. Now, is there a possibility of the of the of the V.A. defaulting on that or taking the house back to me or am I pretty much safe since I had that paperwork done?

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Yeah, I don’t I mean, I doubt they want the real estate as long as you keep making payments.

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And I’ve had clients that have their spouses have died and the mortgage was in the spouse’s name and they just keep paying it until they sold it later.

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To be quite honest, I don’t believe and I’m not an attorney, but I don’t think anything is going to happen as long as the mortgage is paid.

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All right. Great. You don’t think that would be more of a problem? Yeah. Cool.

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Sorry for the loss of your dad, though. Thank you, ma’am. Appreciate you. Yeah. Talk to you later.

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Thanks, Eddie. All right. We are on the Dr. Friday show. You can join.

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I’m getting some great calls today, guys. A little bit more than sometimes, at least.

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We normally in tax season, we blow up the phones, but it’s a little early, but I’m appreciating them.

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You can reach us here in studio at 615-737-9986. 615-737-9986.

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I do want to put out there for all business owners.

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You guys have been receiving letters from Tennessee Department of Revenue about your gross business receipts.

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OK, so here’s how this is going to work. If you have less than $100,000 and if you only have one location, this is simple.

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Less than $100,000 in your sales, you will not be paying business tax.

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You do need to notify them that you have less than that.

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So I’m not exactly sure because some people, some years could be higher, some years could be lower.

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And so you have to still keep a gross business license.

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So you have to have a license. It’s just going to go. It used to be like less than $10,000 or less than $3,000.

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But now it’s going to be less than $100,000.

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So that’s great news for all the small business owners that are trying to make ends meet and then having to pay another $40, $50, $60 on a business license.

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So you do have to contact Tennessee Department of Revenue and let them know what your gross receipts were, as my understanding.

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Now, if you are a contractor and you in the same county have more than one location, but see some of my people,

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they may make $30,000 or $40,000 in a county and/or a city.

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As long as that county and city end up to be less than $100,000,

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you don’t have to do the 50 million different business licenses that we’ve been doing in the past.

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Now, some of you guys, it’s not going to make a difference.

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You’re doing more than 100 in all the different cities and counties, or you have multiple locations in those cities and counties.

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And if those multiple locations add up to more than 100,000, you’re paying it no matter what.

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So it’s really designed for people making less than $100,000 in a city, county area.

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So if you’re not sure, you can go to tentap.tn.gov and you can look at, if you haven’t already received this notice,

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it’s kind of an important thing. We’re going to be filing those come January.

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Gross business receipts are actually due, I believe, April 1st.

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But normally we start filing them once we know what our December sales, then we have the year to date and we can start filing that information.

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But it’s really important. Now would be a good time.

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Now, some of you guys, if you’re close, if you’re already at 90,000 and you have the rest of this month, you may exceed.

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There’s no special. If you were at $101,001, you have to file.

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They’ve already came out and said there’s no middle of the road. It’s 100 or less or 100 and more.

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So just putting that out there because I’ll have people come in and say, “I was so close.”

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Well, close isn’t going to quite cut it in this case.

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Again, if you have a small business and I have a number of them, this is going to be great news for because they’ve always had 30, 40, $50,000 a year.

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It’s just a little business that people have. Those are no longer going to have to deal with the business license.

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Now, again, I still think there’s a little bit of information missing because I’m not positive.

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That means that we won’t have to have a business gross receipt because I think we do,

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which means there’s a minimum of like $30 that we have to pay no matter what.

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So we’ll find out more about that as we keep moving.

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I think that’s probably going to be in January when we find out that they have made some adjustments to this.

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But if you are one of those individuals that have just a little small business on the side or just maybe a one-man team,

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then just keep in mind that you should, and this went in effect for 2023, not 2024.

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It goes in effect for 2023, so it will be something that we can take in effect immediately.

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So at the end of this year, maybe you won’t have to pay that several hundred dollars that you normally pay for a business license.

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Maybe we can actually pay zero. That’s always great news, right?

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All right, we’re going to take our second break here on the Dr. Friday Show.

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You can join us live here in studio 615-737-9986.

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We’ll be right back with the Dr. Friday Show.

Part 3

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Live in studio, this is Dr. Friday with the Dr. Friday Show.

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I’m an enrolled agent licensed by the Internal Revenue Service.

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That means I do not work for the Internal Revenue Service, guys.

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I’m licensed by the Internal Revenue Service to do taxes and representation.

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So if you have IRS issues, you’re getting some love letters in the mail, you’re not too sure,

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maybe you’ve got a special drawer you like to throw them in so that way you can ignore them.

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And why do they always come by twos if you’re married? Why do I always get a whole bunch of them?

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These are always the questions we have.

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Just so you know, it should always, if it’s a joint tax return,

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both people on the joint tax return should receive their own letters.

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It doesn’t mean that you both owe that.

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Well, theoretically, whoever can pay it pays it.

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But the dollar amount is the total amount due on those letters.

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So I had an email earlier, it says, “My husband and I both got letters and it shows that we owe 600 and some dollars.

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Does that mean each of us owe 600 and some dollars?”

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And the answer is no, together you owe 600 and some dollars.

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So that’s just a point of interest.

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Also want to put out there, next Saturday is the Christmas show.

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You guys know for the last 15 years, and guess who will be on with me?

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Dr. Electric. I know some of you guys are probably missing him.

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I know I miss him on the radio, but he’s going to join and I’m sure he’s going to offer up some deer meat,

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which has been a winner and I don’t understand it.

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But hey, my listeners, his listeners have always loved giving away the deer.

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So next week we are going to have a one hour show that we’ll be doing from 2 to 3.

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And we’ll be giving away a ton of stuff.

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So many of you guys, year after year, have managed to get in.

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It’s going to be a little shorter because we used to be able to do two hours.

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So this year we’ll have a one hour Christmas show next Saturday with Dr. Electric and myself.

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And we’ll be doing a ton of giving away.

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Since we have to cram everything into a one hour show, probably be a little faster than normal.

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We may have something silly like you guys having a sing Christmas carol or something.

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I don’t know. We always enjoy kind of having some fun with you guys because, you know, we have to say thank you somehow.

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And we enjoy having our audience or, you know, I do since Joe decided not to do the radio any longer.

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So I’m still here. So anyway, you can join us next Saturday, obviously, to get all those.

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But this Saturday, you can still join us live in studio.

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If you’ve got a question, maybe you’ve received some love letters.

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Maybe you have to figure out, I want to get straight with the IRS.

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I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve moved several times. I’ve gotten divorced.

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I don’t know when we filed taxes. I don’t know if we ever filed taxes.

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And I haven’t really gotten love letters. Sometimes I have people come in and they’ll say,

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IRS hasn’t sent me anything, but I know I haven’t filed for the last five years.

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So I think I need again, 2020 and 2021 were big years.

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Guess what falls off by April of next year? 2020.

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And if you haven’t gotten the stimulus money because you didn’t file taxes for the last five years.

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And so you weren’t on the list. You may be leaving free money on the table.

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And so often I find that a lot of times people don’t owe as much as they think.

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Even people that leave money on the table. But you won’t be able to get a refund.

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You can only go back three years for refunds. So ’21, ’22, ’23 will be what we have coming up.

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Right now it’s ’20, ’21, and ’22.

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And the two years that we did receive stimulus, if you were qualified for it, was ’20 and ’21.

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So I just want to put that out there because it’s very important to be able to get out there

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and don’t want to leave money out there.

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Even if you owe money, why not use that money to pay back?

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I mean, it’s still $1,400 or thereabouts, depending on your situation.

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If you qualify. If you’re in the higher tax brackets, we don’t qualify for it.

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But if you were in the lower married couples making less than, I think, $150 or single under $75,

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you did qualify for some or all of the stimulus.

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And if you have a number of children, that just adds up on top of it.

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All right, so we’ve talked a little bit about IRAs.

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You don’t have to worry so much about making–I mean, I’m not a financial planner,

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so I’m sure financial planners would say make it as soon as you can.

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But you don’t have to make your IRA, your Roth IRAs, or even your HSA payments quite yet.

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They can go all the way up until tax day, which is April 15th this year, guys.

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Finally, an actual April 15th, unless something happens, that will be our due date.

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On that day we do have to pay all of those.

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Right now the only ones that are really important is people that actually have 401(k)s or some version,

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403(b)s, there are several different versions, that the money comes from your paycheck that has to go in.

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You can’t just take money and send it out to your 401(k) if you’re working for somebody.

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They have to take it from your paycheck and then take out because it’s deferred, right?

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So you want to be able to pay it in that way.

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And then there’s the Roth, which is not deferred, but still comes out of the paycheck.

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So if that’s something you need to do, you might want to sit back and just look at your checks and see where you’re at

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and just see if it’s the thing that you need.

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Again, I’m not a financial planner, but all I do know is that you can’t, and many times you cannot have an IRA and a 401(k).

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Again, I’m not a financial planner.

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I keep putting that out there because these are questions you should be asking them,

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but there is some backdoor IRAs you could talk to them about.

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But many times I have people that end up paying penalties on their taxes because they went ahead and put money in an IRA

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and they were already paying into a 401(k) and their income didn’t allow for it.

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Now, if you’re single and making less than $30-some thousand dollars, I think it’s like $36,000,

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you can get the saver’s credit and you can put money into both situations.

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But you cannot do that if you’re making $150 or something as a single person.

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So make sure you know the game, make sure you know how to play it,

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and if you’re trying to set aside a lot more money for your retirement than what you can do through the basic system,

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then you need to talk to, again, financial planners.

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That’s where they make their bread and butter, taking the money, putting it someplace, and hopefully growing it.

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So when you hit retirement, you have it.

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But that is tax-wise, most of the time I usually see the penalty side of things.

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So I want to make sure that you’re thinking about that.

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And then obviously I’m a huge advocate for the health savings account if you have the option

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because many of us are blessed where we don’t have to actually use insurance or go see doctors a lot,

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at least not yet in my life.

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And so having a higher deductible, lower insurance payment,

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and putting more money into a health savings account is a good plan for someone like myself.

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Again, not going to be perfect for everyone.

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If we were all the same, how boring would this world be?

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So I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page.

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But start thinking if you’re a small business owner, for one,

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try to take the next couple of weeks and find out where you stand.

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Because I have a lot of them that come in.

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I have one on my desk right now where they did monthly financials, I guess you would call it.

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They had an Excel, but they didn’t do it as a continuous Excel.

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So they don’t have a year-to-date information.

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So they have no idea what their profit and loss is to date with the information.

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And then second, that helps you for two reasons.

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You know when you’re self-employed, right, guys?

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You know you’re supposed to be making estimated payments.

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And I shouldn’t even say just self-employed.

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Many people that are retired have to make estimated payments

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because you have so many different places your money’s coming from

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that you end up having to pay taxes every year so you pay in estimates based on the year before.

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So if you’re doing that, and especially as a business owner,

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you need to know you can’t really wait till the last minute

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and the next thing you know you owe $15,000, $20,000 and you’re sitting there going,

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“Oh my gosh, well if you made $80,000, guess what?”

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You have a partner in business.

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And for most small business–or I shouldn’t say small–for every business owner,

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we have a partner called the IRS or the U.S. Treasury.

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I don’t care how you want to call it.

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And they’re 20%, 25%, 30%, 35% of our business.

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And that’s of your profit.

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Not of your gross, but of your profit.

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They are partners, and it’s easier to think of it that way than to think,

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“Oh my gosh, why are they taking so much of my–”

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Because they’re your partner, I guess, is the only way I can explain it.

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The fact is tax law is tax law.

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And if you think you’re making money, you should have for every dollar you take out,

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you should be putting 25% minimum into a savings account for the IRS.

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And that’s not going to cover everything because most of us don’t take all the profits

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out of our business, but we have to pay tax on all the profits of our business

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if you have a pass-through.

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LLCs, sub-S corporations, C corporations, right?

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All of them are not C corporations, Schedule Cs.

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All three of those–LLCs, sub-S corporations, partnerships, and Schedule Cs–

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all of those are pass-throughs, which mean no matter if you put the money

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in your personal checking account or it stays in the business account,

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if you made $50,000, you’re paying tax on $50,000.

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It could all be sitting there, and it doesn’t make any difference

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because you’re still going to be liable for that tax.

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And so you have to start setting aside that money, otherwise you’re going to be

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sitting there going, “Oh wow, I didn’t know about that.

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I had an older couple come in, and they sold some property and ended up

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having to pay tax on that property.”

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Now in this case, these guys were smart.

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They took a big chunk of money and just set it aside.

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They’re not touching it until I tell them how much money they owe in taxes,

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and they did a good job.

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They ended up putting more aside than what we have due in taxes.

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But most of the time, people will go out, spend the money, or reinvest it even.

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I have people that would go sell a piece of real estate and then put it back

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into another piece of real estate, but they didn’t do it through a 1031

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exchange.

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They just sold and then repurchased, thinking that if I sell something

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and I reinvest it, that somehow that eliminates the tax, and it doesn’t.

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There is something called a 1031 exchange, and if it’s done properly,

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it can eliminate the tax for now.

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But most people are just looking at, “I took it, I spent it, and I then put

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the money back,” and it doesn’t quite work that way.

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And then now you’ve got a tax liability, and you can’t get the money back

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because it’s tied up in this other asset.

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So then you end up with a payment plan, and the IRS is probably one of the

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world’s worst loan offices, seriously.

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I mean, you have interest now that’s a little over 10%, and then you have

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penalties that are basically 25% here, 25% there.

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You can easily be at 50% penalties within six months, easily.

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So you’ve got 60% above what you owed.

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So if you owed $10,000, now you owe $16,000 within about six months.

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So it’s not a game.

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I mean, you really do, if you want to keep the IRS out of your bank,

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you need to make some plans, you need to understand, and as a business owner,

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you need to keep good records.

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Just putting it together and estimating or trying to add it all up

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isn’t going to work.

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You need to do–I don’t care if you use Excel, I don’t care if you use QuickBooks,

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I don’t care what format, I don’t even care if you use paper.

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It doesn’t make a difference as long as you can track where the money came in

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and where the money went out, and the difference is profit.

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It’s that simple.

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All right, guys, we’re going to take our last break.

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That’ll be the end of this show, and then next Saturday,

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we’re going to be talking about presents.

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That’s right, we’re going to be giving away.

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But right now, you can reach us here live in studio,

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615-737-9986, 615-737-9986.

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We’re going to take your call, talking about taxes,

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or maybe you’ve received some sort of letters,

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or you’re not too sure if you had an inheritance like Carol had or something,

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and you’re like, “Do I need to be thinking about taxes on it?”

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I will do my very best to hopefully cover that and help you figure it out.

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We’re going to be right back with The Dr. Friday Show.

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For business planning, business, and IRS negotiation, visit drfriday.com.

Part 4

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[music]

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All righty, we are back with the last bit of the show here.

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So if you have a question, you’ve just been, “I really want to call, but I’m so scared.”

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Don’t worry, we don’t take down names, we don’t take down numbers.

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There is really no stupid questions because, let’s be honest, not all of us know everything.

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If somebody was calling me about auto repairs or how to build a house,

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I’m pretty sure I’d be the same way.

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Taxes just happen to be the one thing that I have the best grasp on.

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So if you have a question when it concerns the taxes or anything like that,

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this is the show to call, 615-737-9986.

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615-737-9986.

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Again, next Saturday, put the number down.

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You’re going to have some fun, lots and lots of giveaways,

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and hopefully the phone lines won’t blow up and we lose the host system because we’ve gone crazy.

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But that’s all right, that would be fun too.

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But anyway, so we’re thinking about 2023, and I was just trying to run through a quick list in my mind.

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Really the biggest thing I could say is, guys, if you are — and I keep pushing the entrepreneurs

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because if you have to put together 12 months’ worth of income and expenses,

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you’re bound to miss something if you’ve got them all spread out on your desk right now.

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Unless it’s a really small business, therefore it’s not a big deal.

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But, you know, do you have the miles?

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And can you even take miles?

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Some of my clients are only businesses that do remote, right?

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So they don’t have a lot of things that they actually drive to unless they’re considering coming to my office.

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And sometimes they don’t even do that, they do it remotely.

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So I want to make sure that you have all of your home office expense.

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That is still a legitimate expense, guys, if you have a physical home office.

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If you’re sitting on your sofa or at your kitchen table with a laptop and you’re running your business, that’s not an office.

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Just letting you know.

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That is your kitchen table or that is your front room sofa.

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So you cannot write that off.

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It has to be legitimate space.

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That’s the important part.

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The legitimate space, it has to be able to identify a separate room with a desk, chair, printer possibly, whatever.

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All right, so we’re going to hit the phones real quick with Melissa because I think she’s got an interesting question.

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Hello, sweetheart.

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What can I do for you?

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>> We had to get some timber off of our land and I’m just trying to figure out, like, do we have to pay taxes on it?

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And if so, how do we file that on our taxes?

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>> So you do file timber.

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It is going to — some companies at least will 1099 you as miscellaneous.

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It’s not earnings per se.

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It’s going to fall.

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If you have — did you guys have to pay to replant or anything or did you just pay for the lumber to be removed?

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>> Just for the lumber to be removed.

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>> Okay.

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So it’s just going to — it’s going to fall on the 1040, page schedule one.

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But it’s basically just going to be other income.

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You’re not going to pay self-employment tax on it.

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It’s just going to show up as other income.

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You probably don’t have much of a deduction.

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It would theoretically, a lot of people would say it would depreciate the value of your land because if now it doesn’t have the mature lumber on it, it may be worth less today than it was.

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So you could theoretically do a schedule D with a deduction of the difference.

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But if you’re — the question is, Melissa, will it be replanted and will it come back up?

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And we don’t have the answer to that.

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So there is two trains of thoughts.

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And you might want to talk to your tax person and bring the one up where it says depletion.

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So basically you would take what the value of the property was before and what it would be valued afterwards without the mature trees and then take that as your cost against the cutting of the trees, which would then be a schedule D.

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And you’d be able to reduce your money that you receive today because obviously these trees are probably 20 years, 30 years old, maybe longer.

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>> Okay.

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Okay.

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Does that make sense?

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A little bit?

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>> Yes.

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Thank you.

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Yes.

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>> Thank you.

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All right.

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Bye.

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All righty.

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Thank you so much.

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Hopefully — and I would suggest in that case talk to your tax person, Melissa, because there is two ways and without having a direct conversation, there would be more information I would need.

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All right.

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Really quick, let’s hit Deli.

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Is it Deli?

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>> Yes.

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>> Deli?

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Oh, Deli.

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Okay.

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Cool.

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What can I answer for you?

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>> Hey, I was going to ask you an RMD question.

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>> Yep.

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>> I know you can give to charitable organizations, but I was wondering if you can give like your — I have two sisters, and I was wondering if I could give them a thousand or a couple thousand dollars each on an RMD.

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>> You can’t because it wouldn’t do the same.

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I mean, you could certainly write a check to them.

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It just would not have a tax advantage to it.

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With a QCD or qualified charitable deduction, which is what Deli is talking about, that reduces your taxes dollar for dollar.

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Right?

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So if you give $3,000 to your church, then it reduces your RMD by $3,000 straight off.

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We don’t have to itemize the church or anything, and it reduces your income.

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>> Okay.

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>> But they’re not a legitimate nonprofit, so therefore, it really would just be under the gifting laws.

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>> Okay.

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So it would have to be a nonprofit.

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>> They would have to be a legitimate nonprofit, yes.

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>> Okay.

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Well, I appreciate that.

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>> Sure.

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That is a great question, actually.

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A lot of people like to think they’re kids.

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They could like to give money, you know, if there’s any way of writing it off the taxes, and unfortunately, it’s not.

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But it was a really good question.

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Many people wonder about that.

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All right.

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We have a few more minutes left here.

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So what we want to do is first, anyone that is an existing client to Dr. Friday, you need to get on the website, drfriday.com, and book your tax appointment.

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If you are wanting to be a client of Dr. Friday, you need to call our office, and we need to take an appointment so we can see if we’re going to be on the same page, see if we want to be able to work together or not.

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And again, if you’re an existing client to Dr. Friday, go onto the website, drfriday.com, click on calendar, and book your appointment.

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You know how fast those things book up.

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Then if you are not a client of Dr. Friday but would love to be one, I mean, come on, let’s be honest.

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We have a fun time in our office during tax season.

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If you want to see if we can help you, save you tax dollars, maybe prepare your taxes, not a problem.

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Just give our office a call Monday morning at 615-367-0819.

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We can then take an interview and see if we all feel like we want to work together or not.

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Very important, you need to make sure that whoever handles your taxes as far as I’m concerned, you need to be on the same page.

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You need to make sure that you’re able to communicate with them, that when you call, they answer, and that you feel that they have at least the ability to do the type of taxes that you want done.

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If it’s not a good match, then you need to find someone that is.

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But again, we all have the same concept.

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We want to make sure that whatever we’re doing here in our office that we match well with our clients.

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That way it makes it so much easier and so much smoother because, you know, after 25 years of business, I will say that there have been a few times where I have a mismatch of client and myself, and it’s never a smooth transition.

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So at this point in the game, we really just like to make sure that we’re all on the same page.

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If you would like to set up a pre-appointment, 615-367-0819, direct number to the office, 615-367-0819.

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Also, there’s a tax organizer on drfriday.com.

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Anyone that wants to start organizing their papers, if you want to just — and you don’t even have to use my services, guys.

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If you’re looking for a tax organizer, you can download it.

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It will help you preempt whatever — or even if you do your own taxes.

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It may help you think about — ask some questions that maybe you don’t think about.

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I mean, I know some of these online softwares, apparently they ask a lot of great questions.

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You know, just something, but it’s free.

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You can download it, and that way you can go ahead and, again, for all Dr. Friday clients, if you haven’t received one, just go to drfriday.com, click on tax organizers.

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It’s there.

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Download it.

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Go ahead and start filling it out, getting your paperwork all organized so that we have a nice little quick, simple tax season.

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That will be our goal this year.

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Always my goal, 25 years.

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I can’t say I’ve ever succeeded yet, but you know what?

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It’s always nice to have goals.

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If you would like to talk about tax as an enrolled agent, what we do, of course, is tax preparation.

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We do all tax returns, business, individuals, nonprofits, trusts.

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We handle all of them, and we handle all different states because we’re licensed by the IRS.

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We’re licensed for all states.

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We’re not just licensed by one state.

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That being said, so if you have a question and you need something done or you’re getting love letters and you’re not too sure, the easiest thing is to take an initial consultation.

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My initial consultations are always free.

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Why?

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Because I want to make sure we both are on the same page.

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Pretty simple.

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So if you want to do that, you need to call the office.

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It’s the easiest way to get an appointment and also to have a quick phone conversation to make sure we can help you.

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That number again is 615-367-0819.

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You can email Friday@DRFriday.com.

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Also, the 615-367-0819, you can text.

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So if you want to text something like just, “Hey, give me a call,” or whatever, that’s the easiest way to make this work.

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So text, email, or go to the website.

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You can also send a link right through the website and do that.

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If you’re an existing client and you haven’t yet got the Smart Vault uploaded, then again, send an email to me and we’ll get you the link so that way you can start uploading your tax documents as they start arriving.

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Let’s try to keep everything nice and neat and clean and secure, right?

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We don’t want to have any issues with, you know, all you hear about is issues.

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So last time, 615-367-0819 or Friday@DRFriday.com.

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Hope you have an awesome Saturday.

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Cop you later.

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Cop you later.