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Before January 1, 2015, an individual could rollover a distribution from one IRA to another IRA in a nontaxable transaction if the rollover was completed within 60 days after the income was received. This could be done only once in any 1-year period. However, it was determined on an IRA-by-IRA basis. Starting January 1, 2015, the nontaxable distribution on rollover rule will be applied on an aggregate basis. So, no matter how many IRA accounts a person has, only one nontaxable rollover per year will be allowed.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act) had some key provisions that apply to businesses. Perhaps the item of most interest to employers is that beginning in 2015, many businesses that do not offer affordable health insurance coverage that provides a certain minimum value to at least 95% (70% for 2015)…

The 2010 health care reform legislation was landmark legislation that affects all individuals in some way. Besides the obvious effect this massive legislation has on health care, there are many significant provisions of the legislation that affect an individual’s income taxes. Some provisions of this law were effective in 2010, many are effective beginning in…

Here in Bangor, Maine, and around the country, year-end tax planning is especially challenging this year because Congress has yet to act on a host of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. Some of these tax breaks may be retroactively reinstated and extended, but Congress may not decide the fate of these…