Edward Mendlowitz

Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, ABV, PFS, is a partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC, an audit, tax and advisory firm, and has over 40 years of public accounting experience. He is a licensed certified public accountant in the states of New Jersey and New York and is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in business valuation (ABV) and as a personal financial specialist (PFS). Ed is also admitted to practice and has tried cases before the United States Tax Court, has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on tax reform, reduction and fairness, and was an MBA instructor for 11 years. The author of 25 books, Ed has also written hundreds of articles for business and professional journals and newsletters, including AccountingToday.com, is a frequent speaker to many professional and business groups and is on Panel of Experts of the Bottom Line Personal newsletter.

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Avoid These Red Flags That Can Cause Audits

There are various ways to deal with red flags to avoid an IRA audit. Here are 15 key ways.

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How to Keep Your Tax-Prep Fees Low—From a Tax Preparer

What you do during tax season and all year—and even what kinds of investments you choose—can optimize your time and reduce your tax-prep costs.

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Here Are the 2019 Contribution Limits and Other Tax Numbers You Need to Know This Year

Here are the 2019 numbers for retirement account contributions, Social Security tax, gift tax, mileage deductions, capital gains tax and other key IRS rules.

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Here Are the Tax and Other Financial Records You Should Keep Forever—and Those You Should Toss

Here’s how long you need to keep different kinds of financial records ranging from tax documents to investment records, insurance policies and others.

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End-of-Year Moves to Cut Your 2018 Taxes

To minimize your 2018 tax liability, check out these end-of-year tax-saving moves right now, before 2018 ends.

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If You Invest in Real Estate, Check this Checklist To Save on Taxes

There are many potential tax benefits to owning real estate as an investment—but to get them, you need run through this important tax-saving checklist.

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If You Owe Back Taxes, Here’s What to Do

Uncle Sam is mighty, but you have more control over your fate than you might think—if you know what steps to take.

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How to Give to Charity from Your IRA (And Avoid Taxes)

You might be able to make non-taxable gifts to charity directly from your IRA—and get additional tax benefits at the same time. Here’s how.

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Tax Breaks for Gains and Losses on Small Business Corporations

There are many potential tax breaks for gains and losses on small business corporation stock, but also many rules that must be followed.

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How Trusts are Taxed

Trust taxation rules are complicated, but this rundown of the most popular trust types and their tax status will give you a good basic understanding.

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Estate Income Tax Planning for People with No Taxable Estates

Even if your estate won’t be big enough to owe estate tax, to save money, there are tax rules—and tax-planning moves—you should know about.

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Post-Tax-Season Planning Tips for 2018

Now that tax season is done, here’s how to switch into tax-planning mode and make your 2018 taxes as low as possible.

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First-Marriage Financial Considerations

Ed Mendlowitz warns that no couple should get married without first meeting with a financial planner.

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How to Avoid the Financial Traps of Second Marriages

If you don’t plan carefully, your personal wealth could be lost to someone else’s children after you die or if…

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Financial Considerations Before You Divorce

Thinking of getting a divorce? Don’t talk to your best friend. Talk to your accountant so you don’t get taken…

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What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreements—and Why You Probably Need One

Prenuptial agreements can be awkward to discuss, but far less awkward and painful than divorcing without one.  Bottom Line tax…

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10 Tax-Smart Ways to Give Charitable Donations

Here are 10 ways to make charitable donations that will get you the largest tax deductions possible.

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A Dozen Tax Breaks for Education Expenses

There are many tax breaks that can save parents and students money on the cost of college, primary and secondary education. Here are 12 of them.

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New Tax-Planning Opportunities for 2018—Start Making these Moves Now

Even if you haven’t finished preparing your 2017 tax return, now is the time to consider these powerful tax-planning moves to reduce your taxes for 2018.

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Choose Your Self-Employed Retirement Plan—Starting Right Here

If you’re self-employed, you need to set up a retirement account yourself to cut taxes and insure your future. Here are different plans to choose from.