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About cozbycpa

Heather L. Cozby is a CPA on the South Shore and Cape Cod. The managing partner of Cozby & Company, LLC, Heather has the resources and experience necessary to provide quality professional services on a timely basis and at a reasonable cost. She specializes in tax planning & preparation; audit, review & compilation services; management advisory services; bookkeeping; and accounting. Her unique niche is in working with homeowners’ associations and condominium trusts, advising with rental real estate, and providing outsourced financial consulting for mid-sized companies. She is more entrepreneurial than most accountants, and offers the best of both worlds - providing the services of a larger firm while retaining the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.

Itemized Deductions Changes

This video was published by the IRS. Changes from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act mean the standard deduction is worth almost twice what it was before. So you may get more benefit from the standard deduction than from itemizing. … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Must Report Health Care Coverage on 2018 Tax Return

The following article was published by the IRS. As taxpayers are completing their 2018 tax returns this year, they must complete the lines related to health care. For tax year 2018, the IRS will not consider a return complete and … Continue reading

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

For most people, a home is both the biggest investment they will ever make, as well as the greatest debt they will ever incur when factoring in a mortgage. True financial freedom often requires paying off this mortgage, but that … Continue reading

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Business Owners can Claim a Qualified Business Income Deduction

The following article was published by the IRS. Eligible taxpayers may now deduct up to 20 percent of certain business income from domestic businesses operated as sole proprietorships or through partnerships, S corporations, trusts, and estates. The deduction may also … Continue reading

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Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents

Many parents claim the child tax credit to help with the cost of raising children. This year the credit may help even more parents because the income limit for those who qualify has increased to $400,000 for married couples filing … Continue reading

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Seniors Who Turned 70½ Last Year Must Start Receiving Retirement Plan Payments by April 1

In most cases, Monday, April 1, 2019, is the date by which persons who turned age 70½ during 2018 must begin receiving payments from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans. Two payments in the same year The payments, … Continue reading

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Bad Money Moves We All Make

All of us have made bad decisions in our life at some point, and we will likely make some more in the future. While it’s always a good idea to avoid these scenarios whenever possible, this is especially true when … Continue reading

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