Your Social Security benefits are calculated based on how much you earned during your top 35 working years, but at the age at which you first file for those benefits can impact the amount of money you receive each month. If you wait until your full retirement age (FRA) to take benefits, you’ll get the… Read More

The Internal Revenue Service has advised taxpayers that in many cases they can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Responding to many questions received from taxpayers and tax professionals (yep, that is us), the IRS said despite newly-enacted restrictions on home mortgages, taxpayers can often still deduct interest on a home equity… Read More

The Internal Revenue Service is expected to refund disabled veterans an estimated $78 million that was wrongly withheld from their disability severance pay. More than 133,000 may qualify for the tax refunds, according to the National Veterans Legal Services Program. In 2016, President Obama signed into law the Combat-Injured Veterans Fairness Act, which directed the… Read More

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase are joining forces to form an independent health-care company for their employees. This alliance of the three business titans, which boast a combined 1 million workers, reflects corporate America’s increasing frustration with  “the state of the nation’s health-care system and the rapidly spiraling cost of medical treatment.” The… Read More

At Bourke Accounting we are a full service tax and accounting firm. A big part of our business is forming Corporations, LLC’s, Non Profits and over-all helping people figure out which entity is best for their business. With the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Corporations seem to be the “it” entity of the moment. I… Read More

You might think twice before giving money to you adult child as it could ultimately trigger YOUR financial ruin. The majority of parents with adult kids – 74 percent – continue to help them financially after they reach age 18. More than 80 percent contribute to living costs, such as groceries, health insurance, phone bills,… Read More

The Internal Revenue Service has estimated it may need nearly half a billion dollars more over the next two years…to implement the sweeping tax overhaul. IRS funding has shrunk by 20 percent since 2010, but the agency says it needs additional funds for answering phone calls, creating new tax forms, and training employees on the… Read More

The passage of the new tax bill is a golden opportunity for you to convert your traditional individual retirement account into a ROTH IRA. Why? The bill reduced multiple individual income tax brackets, so if you convert your traditional IRA to a ROTH and immediately pay taxes on those funds, “you will be paying at a… Read More

The IRS is urging victims of last year’s hurricanes, especially those who lived in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to see if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). According to the IRS, many people whose incomes dropped in 2017 may be eligible to choose a special option for figuring… Read More