Sidney Kess, CPA, JD

Sidney Kess, CPA, JD, who writes and lectures on tax topics, New York City. He was a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick and national director of taxes at Main Hurdman. He was selected by CPA Magazine as the most influential practitioner in America.

Self-Improvement

How to Thrive in Tough Times

...Martin Edelston, founder and chairman of Boardroom, Inc., asked his top advisers for their very best advice now In the…

Cutting Taxes

Midyear Tax-Saving Opportunities for 2009

Changes in both the tax law and the economy create new tax-­saving opportunities in 2009 -- as the ­recession makes…

Cutting Taxes

Big Tax Breaks You Can Still Get for 2008…

Don’t overlook these tax-saving ideas for 2008. You can use them during the rest of the year to reduce the…

Personal Loans

It’s a Perfect Time to Make a Loan to a Family Member… But Do It Right!

Interest-free loans are a favorite way for better-off family members to help others with financial needs -- such as parents…

Cutting Taxes

New Deductions and Timely Strategies for a Bigger Tax Refund

In today’s tough economy, you’ll want to give as little as possible to the IRS... and get the biggest tax…

Cutting Taxes

Minimize AGI

Reducing your adjusted gross income (AGI) for 2009 can produce multiple benefits, including... Increasing deductions for expenses that have percentage-of-AGI…

Cutting Taxes

Tax-Free Income 12 Different Ways

The best income to receive tax-wise is tax free. And while it may seem surprising, there are many kinds of…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

How the New Economic Stimulus Package Can Help Your Businesss

The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, a $168 billion tax package designed to jump-start the economy, was signed into law…

Cutting Taxes

How to Pay the Least Tax on Social Security Benefits

  Social Security benefits are taxable and can have the surprise effect of nearly doubling your marginal tax rate --…