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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

If you gamble, be sure you understand the tax consequences. Both wins and losses can affect your income tax bill. And changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) could also have an impact. Wins and taxable income You must report...


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

If you received a large refund after filing your 2017 income tax return, you’re probably enjoying the influx of cash. But a large refund isn’t all positive.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With the April 17 individual income tax filing deadline behind you (or with your 2017 tax return on the back burner if you filed for an extension), you may be hoping to not think about taxes for the next several months.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Individuals can deduct some vehicle-related expenses in certain circumstances. Rather than keeping track of the actual costs, you can use a standard mileage rate to compute your deductions.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The IRS has just announced that it will begin accepting 2017 income tax returns on January 29. You may be more concerned about the April 17 filing deadline, or even the extended deadline of October 15.


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

On December 20, Congress completed passage of the largest federal tax reform law in more than 30 years. Commonly called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA), the new law means substantial changes for individual taxpayers.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

401(k) retirement plan contribution limit increases for 2018; most other limits are stagnant Retirement plan contribution limits are indexed for inflation, but with inflation remaining low, most of the limits remain unchanged for 2018.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The year is quickly drawing to a close, but there’s still time to take steps to reduce your 2017 tax liability — you just must act by December 31.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

The 28th Annual Fall Craft & Antique Show is here! There will be a fun mix of handcrafts, holiday décor, re-purposed treasures and gourmet foods. There will be over 100 vendors that will fill the Northwest Washington Fair Expo...


Monday, September 25, 2017

Today is a very important day, indeed. It's National Comic Book Day! Did you know that our very own Gene Bell loves comic books? Some of his all time favorites are Hawkeye, Batman, Silver Surfer and Starman!


Monday, September 11, 2017

On September 11, 2017, and the days leading up to it, the nation will mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks that rocked our country. As we reflect on that moment in our history, we will honor the victims, first responders,...


Friday, September 1, 2017

With Autumn making it's grand entrance soon, what better way to start off the season than by visiting our local Bellewood Acres? A local favorite, Bellewood Acres brings locals and out-of-town guests together each year.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Northwest Washington Fair is finally here! This is a 6 day event located in Lynden, WA. There are all kinds of entertainment for people of all ages, including fair rides, local food, draft horse competitions, craft displays, and...


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A name change can have a huge impact on taxes. All the names on a taxpayer's tax return must match Social Security Administration records. A name mismatch can delay a tax refund. Here's what you should do to avoid the delay of filing your


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Even though we are past the tax season and most of you have already completed your 2016 taxes, there are still scams you should be aware of this Summer. Scams continue to grow and claim victims, which is why we want to make sure you...


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day is a day of family celebrations with picnics and barbecues, showing a great deal of emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom. Many people display the American flag outside their homes or businesses on...


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to start off your by planning a vacation! Here are a few tips that could save you quite a few bucks, especially if you are on a tight budget. Choose a local location. The further...


Monday, May 29, 2017

Originally called Decoration Day, the last Monday of May is a day to remember those who have passed in service of the United States of America. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to remember their lost loved ones. It is...


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Local Spring Activities


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Cookies!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

The New Year of 2017 has only just begun, and we are already in the depths of tax season. The tax filing season officially began on January 23rd. Where on earth did all the time go? The year of 2016 quickly passed us by, and here we...


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Join Gene Bell & Associates and our community of colleagues and friends as we blog about financial wellness - with tips, insights, and a little humor. The Gene Bell & Associates Blog is where we will keep you updated with the newest...