The next life event we are exploring is having a baby and how that impacts your tax life. Most parents will tell you that having a child is expensive. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture’s most recent study, the average cost for a middle-income, married couple to raise a child is $233,610. And that is not including potential college expenses. But the good news is you’ll get some relief on your taxes!
A birth on the last day of the year provides a tax benefit for that entire year. After you have a baby, your tax life will change drastically from now on. Tax benefits include:
Shelly Casella-Dercole joined the firm in 1998, and her name went on the door in 1999. She now serves as the Managing Partner of the firm. "As a business owner myself, I understand the complexities and challenges business owners face, and I strive to add value by helping clients understand their financial statements, manage tax consequences, and clearly see the financial and tax ramifications — both positive and negative — of decisions they make," she explains. "Without good financial information, it’s like driving a car blind, but with good information, clients are able to maximize profits."