The Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Connecticut Taxpayers

Here we are, just out of perhaps the oddest Memorial Day weekend in memory. The summer is here! But it feels like much of our country is still mired in winter. And that feels like it is still the case, no matter the hints of progress against this virus, and no matter the steps taken towards reopening you might be … Read More

Emelia MensaThe Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Connecticut Taxpayers

The Breakdown Of Trust In Connecticut And How To Rise Above

I’ve written a fair amount over the past few weeks about all of the specific provisions in the CARES Act, related to economic stimulus checks, various tax savings strategies, financial implications, and then some. And I will continue to be covering these topics in the weeks ahead. But today I want to address you around this particular social moment we’re … Read More

Emelia MensaThe Breakdown Of Trust In Connecticut And How To Rise Above

Connecticut Folks With Student Loans, Or Who Take An RMD, You’ve Got To Read This

It feels to me that we’re all in need of some good news. I have some great news for the young (ish) and the old (ish), but before I get there, I’d like to encourage EVERY person who is reading this: Keep your head in the game. Yes — we can so easily get caught up in seemingly-nefarious schemes on … Read More

Emelia MensaConnecticut Folks With Student Loans, Or Who Take An RMD, You’ve Got To Read This

Separating Truth From Fiction Around The Stimulus Payments For Connecticut Taxpayers

Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep your mind clear. With so many of us spending more time than ever online and on our devices, there are even more opportunities for falling — no, DIVING — into rabbit holes of distraction and unproductive emotion. Yes, I’m a local tax professional. We’re not known for our deep emotions. Which might … Read More

Emelia MensaSeparating Truth From Fiction Around The Stimulus Payments For Connecticut Taxpayers

What Connecticut Area Taxpayers Should Know About COVID-Related Scams

Anytime (like now) that there is a rollout of government assistance, you can count on two things: 1)    Bumps in the road (it’s hard to manage many millions of people needing help) 2)    SCAMS I haven’t yet heard of any of my local clients or friends being taken in by COVID scams, but I did want to alert you to … Read More

Emelia MensaWhat Connecticut Area Taxpayers Should Know About COVID-Related Scams

What Connecticut Taxpayers Should (and Should NOT) Do With Their Economic Stimulus Checks

So, you got that stimulus check (or, as the government wants to call it, your “Economic Stimulus Payment”)… What next for families and individuals? Please use these funds wisely. If I could sum up my advice for next steps, it would be this: act like you did NOT receive this payment. And, yes … some of you have not yet … Read More

Emelia MensaWhat Connecticut Taxpayers Should (and Should NOT) Do With Their Economic Stimulus Checks

Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Assistance For Connecticut Taxpayers

These are the days when the internet is not necessarily your friend. Let’s leave aside the very true fact that so many of the new, online substitutes for the “real thing” are a pale imitation of what we used to have, and that with more and more time spent online, there are more and more opportunities for time-wasting distractions and … Read More

Emelia MensaStimulus Checks and Unemployment Assistance For Connecticut Taxpayers

Stimulus Payments, Retirement Account Updates and Tax Changes for Connecticut Taxpayers

Chances are good that you or someone you know and love has lost their job recently. You’ve also probably been touched in some personal way by the actual virus (whether through someone you know, or with whom you keep in touch). This crisis has a steadily-unfolding nature to it, and is painful, however you are experiencing it. And no matter … Read More

Emelia MensaStimulus Payments, Retirement Account Updates and Tax Changes for Connecticut Taxpayers

The latest on when Connecticut taxpayers will get their stimulus check — and Social Security Beneficiaries too!

Yesterday, we learned some news, and I thought I’d send you a short note for you to hear this (it is a welcome change). Earlier this week I wrote to you (and it has been all over the news) about the economic stimulus checks (typically for $1,200 for single filers and $2,400 for joint filers). The initial rules were stating … Read More

Emelia MensaThe latest on when Connecticut taxpayers will get their stimulus check — and Social Security Beneficiaries too!

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA Clears Up Confusion Around The Stimulus Checks

Well, over the weekend, the President signed the big new stimulus bill, and we have been poring over the details ever since. Bear with us … it is MASSIVE. But it’s also full of great benefits for Connecticut families and business owners (even those with a “side hustle”), so we’ve already been working on helping our clients with all of … Read More

Emelia MensaEmelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA Clears Up Confusion Around The Stimulus Checks