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Which Stimulus Payments Are Taxable (and Which Aren’t) For Des Moines Taxpayers

Which Stimulus Payments Are Taxable (and Which Aren’t) For Des Moines Taxpayers

All over our nation, we’re seeing pain. It’s overwhelming, as someone who has to communicate to a broad base of Des Moines clients, to even articulate meaningful words about everything that is happening. So … I’m just doing what I can to sit in the pain of it all with my friends, and not try […]

The Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Des Moines Taxpayers

The Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Des Moines Taxpayers

Here we are, just out of perhaps the oddest Memorial Day weekend in memory. The summer is here! But it feels like much of our country is still mired in winter. And that feels like it is still the case, no matter the hints of progress against this virus, and no matter the steps taken […]

The Breakdown Of Trust In Des Moines And How To Rise Above

The Breakdown Of Trust In Des Moines And How To Rise Above

I’ve written a fair amount over the past few weeks about all of the specific provisions in the CARES Act, related to economic stimulus checks, various tax savings strategies, financial implications, and then some. And I will continue to be covering these topics in the weeks ahead. But today I want to address you around […]

Des Moines Folks With Student Loans, Or Who Take An RMD, You’ve Got To Read This

Des Moines Folks With Student Loans, Or Who Take An RMD, You’ve Got To Read This

It feels to me that we’re all in need of some good news. I have some great news for the young (ish) and the old (ish), but before I get there, I’d like to encourage EVERY person who is reading this: Keep your head in the game. Yes — we can so easily get caught […]

Separating Truth From Fiction Around The Stimulus Payments For Des Moines Taxpayers

Separating Truth From Fiction Around The Stimulus Payments For Des Moines Taxpayers

Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep your mind clear. With so many of us spending more time than ever online and on our devices, there are even more opportunities for falling — no, DIVING — into rabbit holes of distraction and unproductive emotion. Yes, I’m a local Des Moines tax professional. We’re not […]

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