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The Why and How Behind Procrastination – Something for Houston Friends to Consider

Stress.Anxiety. Unease. Worry.And a pinch of aggravation just to round it all out.No, I'm not talking about the upcoming May 17th federal tax deadline.Or am I?For millions of Americans every year, the tax filing deadline points to a much bigger issue. An issue so...

A Great Retirement Planning and Portfolio Tip for Our Houston Friends

Can you believe it? Three weeks until the May 17th deadline! You'll forgive me if visions of vacation and beaches are dancing through my daydreams.For many in Houston, daydreams like these become more frequent while contemplating retirement (not just surviving the...

Helping Houston Residents Understand the Purpose of Life Insurance

As the old joke goes, the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes.In these updates, I obviously spend a lot of time talking about taxes.And these past 12 months, no matter how things have landed for those of you in or near Houston ... the other part of that...

Buying a House in Houston During this Housing Shortage

Buying a house in Houston right now is painful. Very painful. Inventory is at a historic low, and prices are skyrocketing.I have some thoughts -- and while this is admittedly not within my direct "wheelhouse" ... I think it will help as we move through the spring and...

Big Earned Income Tax Credit Changes for all Houston Filers in 2021

I have to apologize to all of my Houston clients for the sheer volume of tax-centric writing I've been doing the last few weeks and months.Normally, I like to write on other topics (in addition to the tax-related stuff) ... but I cannot emphasize enough how massively...

Key Healthcare Changes From ARPA For Houston Taxpayers

Last week marked the one year anniversary of the CARES Act (stimulus round 1). This was such a monstrous piece of legislation, it’s still being unraveled. It made "Obamacare" (ACA) and the "Trump Tax Cuts" (TCJA) seem like junior league tweaks.We had not before seen a...

How COV-19 Affected Annual RMD for Houston Retirees

With a third round of "stimmy" (as the kids say) hitting bank accounts for the past week, 90MM+ Americans (including some of us in Houston) are once again flush with cash. It remains to be seen what this will do for the economy, but combined with what seems to be a...

Post-Stimulus Taxes for 2020

I mentioned last week the key provisions of the "American Rescue Plan," while it was just proposed legislation.Now that the House has passed it, there is more meat on those bones. I'll run it all down for you once it's been signed by the President, but the key...

Debunking Estate Plan Myths For Houston Taxpayers (Part 2)

We're diving in, with sleeves rolled up, with a bunch of our Houston area tax preparation clients in creating the best tax return possible for their 2020.Get on our list here: 281-444-8434But here at Gold Star Tax we're also keeping an eye on the Congressional...

Debunking Estate Plan Myths For Houston Taxpayers

On Friday, the IRS began accepting tax returns and people like me all around the country started buckling up for what is already quite a ride.With new PPP loans for Houston small business owners, credits aplenty in all of the variety of stimulus bills, DELAYS from the...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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