Marianne Kingman

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Tax Changes 101: A deal brokered by the President

2011-01-12T12:44:54-07:00January 12th, 2011|Tax Law|

It is estimated that the top 5% of Americans by income now account for one-third of consumer spending at home. If their taxes had gone up; their current spending levels might have gone down. We’ll now get to see whether the theory works because the President announced on 12/06/2010 that he had agreed to a [...]

2010 Year End Tax Planning: A Matter Of Forecasting Year End Tax Increases… While Hoping For The Preverbal Knight On A White Horse To Save The Day

2019-03-05T23:44:29-07:00December 8th, 2010|Tax Law|

Year end tax planning typically involves finding ways to defer income and accelerate deductions to reduce current year tax, but at the end of 2010 (December 31, 2010) U.S. Taxpayers are scheduled to experience the largest tax increases in nearly 17 years and the first increase in capital gains taxes in 24 years!  As a [...]

Flawed Legal Procedures and Bad Practices by Banks will Prolong the Foreclosure Process.

2019-03-05T23:44:29-07:00November 10th, 2010|Foreclosure, Legal Procedures, Lender and Bank Practices|

Three major mortgage lenders, GMAC Mortgage, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America have halted foreclosures in states where the process is handled through the court system after suspicions surfaced that employees did not follow legal procedures in preparing the required documentation. These paperwork problems are widely expected to draw out the already devastating foreclosure crisis [...]

Understanding Rental Property Taxes and Deductions Can Save You Money–It’s All in the Planning and Documentation, Part 1 of 2

2019-03-05T23:44:30-07:00September 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Most Real Estate Investors find themselves as landlords at one time or another and it is vital to an investor’s financial success to understand the tax implications of the decision to rent a property before you rent. How you report and document your rental income can impact your taxes and affect you on an audit. As such, the following is a list of [...]

Tax Round-up: News You can Use

2010-05-25T12:10:14-07:00May 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Marianne K Kingman, LLM, JD President & CEO Kingman Winslow, LLC Tax Attorneys & Accountants We are THE Real Estate Tax Firm Energy Tax Credit One credit applies to primary residences. It is for 30% of the cost of upgrading an existing home to save energy. Items that qualify include: insulation, windows, doors, roofing, hot [...]