Third Economic Impact Payments

Updated Jan 7, 2022 Economic Impact Payments – commonly referred to as “stimulus checks” or “Recovery Rebate Credit” are funds to help reduce the financial burden of COVID-19 on individuals and their families. If you did not receive the first and second Economic Impact Payments or got less than the full amounts, be aware the [...]

2021 Charitable Contribution Deduction

According to the IRS, a special write-off for cash contributions is provided for 2021 tax year for taxpayers who give to charity. This special deduction is offered to anyone  even if they take the standard deduction and do not itemize deductions. For Non-itemizers: What are the maximum limits for deduction? Single/ Married Filing Separately/ Head [...]

President Biden’s New Tax Proposals

With the beginning of the new Democratic administration of Joe Biden in January 2021, one can expect legislative changes which are consistent with the political and economic agenda of any new administration.  With respect to tax law, there is oftentimes modifications of existing tax laws, as well as enactment of new laws for the purpose of fulfilling campaign [...]

Year-End Tax Planning – 2020 U.S. Tax Updates from American Pacific Tax

Happy holidays!  We just celebrated our 8 year anniversary this month and have been continuously looking for the best ways to help our clients, even in these challenging times! As we wrap up 2020, year-end tax planning has never been more crucial. This year brought challenges and disruptions that significantly impacted your personal and financial [...]

2017 U.S. Tax Reform Presentation Summary – January 22, 2018 Central Hong Kong

If you were not able to attend our 2017 U.S. tax reform presentation with Tariq Dennison of GFM Asset Management and American Pacific Tax on January 22, 2018, here’s a brief summary of the main points we covered:   -               Individual income tax rate changes beginning in 2018. -               Increase in standard deduction and elimination of [...]

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