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A Guide to Getting Ready for Your Tax Return

Another year will come to an end and that means it will soon be time to file your taxes. It may not be the most exciting thing that the new year brings, but it is a necessary evil nonetheless. However, tax preparation does not have to be dreadful event that most people believe it to be, so long as you are properly prepared. One of the best things you can do is to be organized. Not only will this ... Read more

Read the October 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect

Welcome to the October 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect. We celebrate Columbus Day and Halloween in October, but did you know that President Harry S. Truman made the first presidential telecast address from the  White House in October 1947, or that the Statue of Liberty was dedicated  in October 1886? Trivia aside, there is much to learn as you  read the articles in this publication. As always, please let us know if  you have any questions or concerns. IN THIS ISSUE: Prepare Now ... Read more

Here it is: 2014-2015 Tax Planning Guide

Tax planning is as essential as ever At the beginning of 2013, many tax rates and breaks were made permanent. The increased certainty brought by these tax law changes has in some ways made tax planning in 2014 a little easier. But the changes also brought tax hikes to many higher-income taxpayers. In addition, some new and expanded taxes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now affect higher-income taxpayers. The ACA also has a tax impact on many businesses, and ... Read more

Commemorating Columbus Day

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. ~ Christopher Columbus "In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart.  That fire was the  harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished."  ~ Charles Kendall Adams   Read more

Read the September 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect

Welcome to the September 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect...and welcome to autumn. Dr George Simon, PhD, has written, "Autumn does hold a special place, and the reason it does is because of all the glorious color. Color has always had a special place in the human experience. It can have a huge impact on our mood, our emotions, our thought processes, and even our level of motivation." Wishing you a lovely season of golds, oranges, rusts, reds and browns. Please ... Read more

It’s not just for clients: Read the September 2014 issue of The Client Bulletin

In this month's issue: IRS Issues New Taxpayer Bill of Rights How to Avoid a Last-Quarter Tax Trap Hot Topic: Family Medical Leaves Here’s a Tax Tip On Gratuities Tax Pitfalls Facing Real Estate Investors Facts and Figures HERE IT IS: Read the September 2014 issue of The Client Bulletin Read more

Armao LLP’s Karen Auer named to Who’s Who in Professional Women

Congratulations to our colleague and friend, Karen Auer, on being named to Long Island Business News' Who's Who in Professional Women. Read more

Don’t let the Dog Days of Summer go by without reading The Wealth Architect

Welcome to the August 2014 issue of The Wealth Architect. Did you know that August is Happiness Happens Month, National Psoriasis Awareness Month, Panini Month, American Adventures Month and National Goat Cheese Month…among many other events? It should come as no surprise that because of its warm weather, August is the busiest month for travel and tourism.  Please take some time during the Dog Days of Summer – the sultriest period of season – to avail yourself of the timely ... Read more

It’s Not Just for Clients: Read the August 2014 issue of The Client Information Bulletin

In this month's issue: When to Harvest Capital Gains or Losses Danger Ahead! Heed Seven Fraud Signs Ins and Outs of Moving Deductions Are You in Line for Tax Rewards? Should Your Company Rehire Workers? Facts and Figures HERE IT IS: Read the August 2014 issue of The Client Bulletin Read more

Top 10 Tax Breaks You’ll Miss in 2014

August 7, 2014 By Salvatore J. Armao, CPA/PFS, CFP, CFE, CGMA Managing Partner, Armao LLP Who’s thinking about taxes during the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? Well, at Armao LLP, we are...and so should you! You probably didn't notice, but when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2013, a number of popular tax benefits, commonly included in the list of provisions referred to as "tax extenders" expired. While it's possible that Congress could retroactively extend some or all of these items, ... Read more
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