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Top 5 Year-End Tax Tips for 1099 Physicians

Top 5 Year-End Tax Tips for 1099 Physicians

By John Golway, CPA and Founder of Financial Designs Tax Services, LLC Updated to reflect 2019 information. It’s that time of year… cheery music, crisp weather, shiny lights… and wrapping up your taxes for 2019. Don't worry - if you have a good CPA, it shouldn't be as...

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Top 5 Ways to Slash Your Tax Bill

Top 5 Ways to Slash Your Tax Bill

By John Golway, CPA and Founder of Financial Designs Tax Services, LLC One of your biggest, hairiest bills is likely Uncle Sam. And as an independent contractor, there are some moving parts to your tax planning; however, it also means you can dramatically save in...

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Highlighting Financial Benefits for w2 (Employee) Positions

Highlighting Financial Benefits for w2 (Employee) Positions

Recruiting medical professionals can be tough, and the benefits and salary conversation can sometimes be tricky. In a previous blog, we covered the financial benefits of recruiting to an independent contractor position (aka 1099). Once medical professionals experience...

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Recruiting to the Financial Benefits of IC/1099 Positions

Recruiting to the Financial Benefits of IC/1099 Positions

Recruiting physicians can be tough whether you are a healthcare recruiter, a physician responsible for building your team, or an administrator. When the conversation turns to benefits and pay for an independent contractor position (aka 1099), things can get...

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Don’t Let Long-Term Care Deplete Your Assets

Don’t Let Long-Term Care Deplete Your Assets

By Noel Roach, Wealth Management Partner We all know the importance of saving for retirement, but what if during retirement you have a health situation that requires long-term assistance from healthcare professionals? Are you self-insured to cover costs like assisted...

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The Buzz on Backdoor Roth IRAs

The Buzz on Backdoor Roth IRAs

By Ryan Johnson, Wealth Management Partner Being an independent contractor provides financial flexibility including the ability to save substantially for retirement… and subsequently enjoying a significant tax break. Some of the basic tax-deductible retirement...

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Why Should I Hire My Spouse?

Why Should I Hire My Spouse?

By Ryan Johnson, Wealth Management Partner Being an independent contractor provides financial flexibility including the ability to save substantially for retirement… and subsequently enjoying a significant tax break. Some of the basic tax-deductible retirement...

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The 411 on Defined Benefit Plans

The 411 on Defined Benefit Plans

By Ryan Johnson, Wealth Management Partner Being an independent contractor provides a bit of financial flexibility including the ability to save substantially for retirement… and subsequently enjoying a significant tax break. Some of the basic tax-deductible...

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SEP IRA or Individual 401(k)?

SEP IRA or Individual 401(k)?

By Ryan Johnson, Wealth Management Partner One of the greatest advantages of being an independent contractor is the relatively large amount one can put away for retirement (in 2019 the max is $56,000*) and the significant tax savings that follow. Retirement may seem...

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Quieting Financial Stress

Quieting Financial Stress

By Noel Roach, Wealth Management Partner We live in a stressed society, and financial woes are one of the leading concerns for Americans. Even those who make enough income to be in the top 5% or even 1% can find themselves stressed by daily finances. All the yoga and...

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How to Maximize Charitable Giving & Tax Benefits

How to Maximize Charitable Giving & Tax Benefits

By Ryan Johnson, Wealth Management Partner This is a busy few weeks as we all wrap-up 2018. During the holiday season, many are considering making charitable contributions. With the new tax rules established this year, you might want to consider if your giving...

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Maximizing the New 20% Pass-Through Deduction

Maximizing the New 20% Pass-Through Deduction

By Terry Westlund, Co-Founder Note: This post was updated to reflect 2019 numbers. Remember the big hub-bub about tax reform at the end of 2017? The new rules included a significant change that benefited many independent contractor physicians (those with 1099 income)....

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LLC? S Corp? Where do I start?

LLC? S Corp? Where do I start?

By Nate Hansen, CPA As a 1099 medical professional, you may have heard buzz around the need to consider forming an entity. The different types of entities can be confusing and can vary by state. The most important thing to remember is that everyone’s scenario is a...

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The Devils is in the Details: Protecting Your Income

The Devils is in the Details: Protecting Your Income

By Gary Eickhorst, ChFC® Your entire financial plan – your retirement contributions, your savings goals, your debt repayment plan - is likely dependent on your income. What happens if that income goes away? Did you know you are more likely to become disabled during...

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New Physician, Big Paycheck

New Physician, Big Paycheck

By Gary Eickhorst, ChFC® Congrats! After years of hard work, little sleep and lots of determination, you have finished medical school and residency, and your paycheck finally reflects a physician’s salary. The jump from the average residency pay of $51,000 to a...

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