Personal Financial Planning

Ask the expert: Gift planning

Karla Valas leads fundraising for Fidelity Charitable, the nation’s largest grantmaker. Her team helps CPAs to prioritize sophisticated planning conversations that incorporate charitable strategies.

Gerald Townsend, CPA/PFS/ABV

Clients need more than one thing from a personal financial planner, according to Gerald Townsend, CPA/PFS/ABV.

Financial fears spike for young adults amid pandemic

More than half of Americans said their financial situation caused them stress during the pandemic, according to an AICPA survey. Younger Americans were particularly affected, with three-quarters of 18- to 24-year-olds reporting financial anxiety.

2021 child tax credit, EITC, and premium tax credit limits updated

The IRS issued guidance on the amount of and limitations on the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, and premium tax credit available for taxpayers for the 2021 tax year as a result of changes to those provisions enacted by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2.

Where to find January’s flipbook issue

Starting this month, all Association magazines — the Journal of Accountancy, The Tax Adviser, and FM magazine (coming in February) — are completely digital. Read more about the change and get tips on how to access the new flipbook digital issues.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

Upon its enactment in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) introduced many new tax changes, some of which retroactively affected 2020 returns. Making the right moves now can help you mitigate any surprises heading into 2022.