Kay Sowa

Kay Sowa is a paralegal in the Trusts and Estates Group at Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. She is an IRS Enrolled Agent, an Accredited Estate Planner®, and a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor. She oversees the trust and estate administration practice for the firm. She is an accomplished author and lecturer who has frequently spoken on behalf of a number of organizations including the National Business Institute and the Institute of Paralegal Education.

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IRA Eligibility Changes For 2021

Retirement – for some people, they have achieved that stage in life. For others, they may be planning for retirement either in the not-so-distant or distant future.  However, in whatever pre-retirement stage of life you are in, it is never too early to think about it.  Taxpayers can deduct contributions to a traditional IRA if […]

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Individual Taxpayer Identity Protection Pin Program

I mentioned in a prior article that individuals would be able to participate in the identity protection PIN program.  This PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent misuse of Social Security Numbers being used on fraudulent federal income tax returns.  If you would like to take advantage of this program, […]

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Tax Season Is Upon Us

Yes, it is once again tax season.  Your mailbox has probably started to receive those ever important tax information mailings.  So, what can you do to help ease the stress that often comes with tax season?  First of all, remember irs.gov.  There are many resources available that can be found by searching the site and […]

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What’s New To Consider When Filing Your 2020 Income Taxes

Looking for highlights of items to keep in mind for your 2020 income taxes and the changes that could impact you?  The IRS has a special page on IRS.gov that outlines many tips and explanations about returns for 2020.       Here are some of the highlights to remember: If you received a Recovery Rebate Credit/Economic […]

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A New Year and It’s Time To Think Taxes

Finally, 2020 is in the rearview mirror and we are all looking forward to a healthier 2021 around the globe.  And, as we look forward, we all have income taxes to look forward to.  So, what can you do NOW to ease the overwhelming feeling when you start the process?  Here are some helpful tips: […]

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As 2020 Comes To A Close . . .

We can all be thankful for what we do have and remember to help those who are less fortunate than we are.  This year has taught us many lessons in so many different areas.  We have had so many experiences that, last year at this time, we would have never dreamed of having.  Let us […]

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Don’t Forget The Special Income Tax Deductions For 2020

Do you think that there are no holiday gifts when it comes to income taxes?  If you said no, then read on.  I know that I did a similar blog, but this will provide a reminder as we near the end of the year if you haven’t already made donations. For this year, 2020, there […]

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COVID-Related Text Scam

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry have recently warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. Taxpayers are reminded that neither the IRS nor state agencies will ever text taxpayers asking […]

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2020 Charitable Contributions for Income Tax Purposes

What a year this has been.  So many events never dealt with.  And, as we approach the end of the year, perhaps you are thinking about charities that you have or would like to support but feel that because you don’t itemize deductions on your personal income tax returns, you don’t get the benefit of […]

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