Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
IBM
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Microsoft
Windows Azure
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
Why VDI?
CA
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
ExactTarget
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
POWER PANELS:
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Taxmageddon: How You Can Prepare -- Five Actions to Save Taxes Now

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has called the "fiscal cliff" is imminent – but there is still a little time to limit the damage to your personal wealth. According to tax specialist Suzanne Payne of the Los Angeles-based CPA firm Gerber & Co., a handful of prudent, strategic decisions – right now – can affect your after-tax income and near-term wealth. "The upcoming expiration of Bush-era tax cuts, combined with across-the-board cuts in government spending, create a time of great uncertainty and peril," Ms. Payne says. In response, she and her specialist associates at the Gerber firm have prepared a core list of actions which every concerned taxpayer should review.

1.

Accelerate non-business income into 2012. The anticipated bump in rates and new taxes turns upside down the conventional wisdom which holds that it's always savvy to defer income.  In the upcoming environment, deferring income by even one year may result in a substantially larger tax payment.




For example, consider selling your appreciated securities before the end of this year specifically to lock in the lower tax rates. On the flip side, you may want to wait until next year to sell any securities that have lost value. Such losses could provide a more valuable offset of future capital gains.



2.

Time your home sale. If you are planning to sell your home, consider moving the closing into this year. Starting January 1, 2013, gain from the sale of a home in excess of the exclusion for a primary residence ($250,000 for single individuals/$500,000 for married joint filers) will be subject to a 3.8% surtax if the taxpayer's income exceeds a threshold amount.



3.

Accelerate business income into 2012, and wherever possible, defer business expenses into 2013. This will result in a larger tax saving when income is taxed at the higher rates anticipated in 2013.



4.

Time your payments of itemized deductions. In 2013, taxpayers will again be subject to a limitation on some itemized deductions to the extent that their adjusted gross income exceeds a certain threshold amount. Taxpayers who anticipate having incomes that exceed the threshold in 2013 should consider accelerating payments of property tax, state income tax deposits, charitable contributions, and miscellaneous itemized deductions into 2012.



5.

Review your estate planning to ensure that it takes full advantage of expiring provisions. Current law allows individuals to make gifts during their lifetime of up to $5,120,000 before January 1, 2013, without incurring a gift tax. (The exemption for lifetime gifts does not include smaller annual gifts of $13,000 per person or direct payments to schools or healthcare providers.) Unless Congress acts, the estate and gift tax exemption will fall to $1,000,000, and the tax rate on transfers above the exemption will increase from 35% to 55% on January 1. Although no one can predict what Congress will do, it is likely that this is a window of opportunity for estate and gift tax planning that is closing.



"One more caveat," she adds. "Before you make any significant changes, keep in mind that at any time these scheduled changes could be reversed or modified by Congress. And that's only one reason our firm says, 'Surprises are for birthdays, not for tax time.'"

Of course, Ms. Payne urges all readers to check with their own advisors before considering any of these serious financial actions.

"We know that taxes are going up," says Mo Graber, Tax Director at the Gerber firm. "All that is being decided now in Washington is how to pluck more feathers from the goose with the least amount of hissing."

SOURCE Gerber & Co. CPAs

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
The ability to embed prediction into multiple business processes amplifies the value that predictive analytics delivers. Yet many still see predictive analytics as a separate activity that is the responsibility of a small team of expert analysts. This webinar will show how pred...
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise i...
The Internet of Things needs an entirely new security model, or does it? Can we save some old and tested controls for the latest emerging and different technology environments? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, will review ...
People often ask how Qubell is different from Chef, Puppet, OpenShift, Docker, Heat, Ansible, Mesos, Kubernetes or some other hip product du jour. Like any comparison of apples to oranges, the answer involves a surprisingly deep investigation into botanical conventions, differenc...
This Lab Validation report from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) provides you with best practices to create an environment that offers you simple unified data protection across physical and virtual landscapes, maximum protection and data availability, and reduced storage needs and...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021



SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE