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Last month Congress and President Trump finally agreed to additional stimulus checks to be sent to Americans in need during the current pandemic.  This is the second such round of payments since the COVID crisis hit.  There are some differences, however between this second payment and the first. The most important change is

Last week I talked about some of the important Medicaid and VA numbers that will increase  in 2021.  This week we’ll review some more adjustments for 2021 in some of the other government programs and taxes relevant to our clients. Medicare Part B premiums will increase slightly next year.  Most people pay the standard

The Social Security Administration recently announced its cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2021.  This adjustment is important not only because many seniors depend on Social Security benefits as their primary source of income.  This adjustment is also applied to many of the other government programs that affect our clients’ lives. This year’s

A few weeks ago I wrote about Stimulus checks, the part of the CARES Act that gives one time payments of $1200 to every American whose adjusted gross income is $75,000 or less (and a smaller amount for those with income between $75,000 and $99,000).  Since then, some people have received the payments direct

Last week, I heard the statistic reported that the number of Covid-19 related deaths has now exceeded the number of people who died in the Vietnam War.  The Vietnam War, of course, spanned 11 years while the current pandemic has been ongoing for a few months at this point. The compressed