• Surviving the Great Tax Crisis of 2018

    Surviving the Great Tax Crisis of 20180

    A couple came into my office to discuss their tax return results last week.  For 2018, their income had jumped $15K, but their federal income taxes remained about the same as in 2017.  Good news, right? Unfortunately not.  Their federal income tax withholding went down $2K turning a $1,000 refund in 2017 into a $1,000

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  • Credit Card Skimming Devices Detected at Ashburn Gas Pumps

    Credit Card Skimming Devices Detected at Ashburn Gas Pumps0

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents who purchased gas at the Exxon on Flagstaff Plaza in Ashburn to monitor their credit cards after two skimming devices were located on two gas pumps. The two devices were located late Sunday afternoon on pump No. 3 and No. 16. It is unclear when the devices

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  • THE NEW TAX LAW: Does Your Business Qualify for the New 20% Deduction?

    THE NEW TAX LAW: Does Your Business Qualify for the New 20% Deduction?0

    The answer to this question is pretty simple – pretty much all businesses, which are organized as pass-through entities qualify for the new deduction – with a bunch of caveats.   For the purposes of the new deduction, a pass-through entity is a business treated for tax purposes as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or S

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  • 5 Ways To Get Financially Fit in 2019: Planning For a Better Me

    5 Ways To Get Financially Fit in 2019: Planning For a Better Me0

    In 2019, many Loudouners are planning for a “better me” in the year ahead. Gym memberships and diets are at the top of many lists, but what about financial health? Losing debt can be just as important as losing pounds, and financial fitness just as important as physical fitness. According to a new survey from

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  • Oakridge Auction Gallery: A Loudoun County Gem

    Oakridge Auction Gallery: A Loudoun County Gem0

    Walking through the showrooms at the Oakridge Auction Gallery the day before a big sale is like entering a magnificent museum. The almost complete silence belies the kinetic activity as the highly-trained team at Oakridge Auction Gallery watches over and assists clients, carefully retrieving and replacing items from the display cases. Those clients are meticulously

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  • Ask Dr. Mike: Look At Where You Live

    Ask Dr. Mike: Look At Where You Live0

    From cost of living, income, public education, diversity and crime rate to restaurants, craft breweries, wineries, the larger entertainment culture, and our proximity to D.C. with the coming Silver Line Metro, Money Magazine just rated Ashburn the second best community to live in the entire U.S.  And several large-scale surveys have repeatedly ranked Loudoun County

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