Socialism Comes at the Cost of Individual Freedom

Socialism is the racket that over promises and under delivers, but when it inevitably fails to keep its promises, it comes at the cost of individual freedom. April 30, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Capitalists are often admonished for being heartless and uncaring because they flatly reject socialist solutions to economic and social […]

State Licensure Requirements Keep the Poor Down

Licensure requirements keep the poor from enjoying upward mobility as one of many barriers to entry into the market place. April 23, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Despite all the regulatory rigging by governments big and small around the world, we are all living in an era of unprecedented prosperity! Talk about an […]

First Tax Cuts, But Then Tariffs?

From tax cuts to tariff hikes, what is Trump’s economic endgame? March 19, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The United States is being pulled in several economic directions under Trump’s administration. I won’t call it “leadership” as that would be overstating things quite a bit. However, while fans of Trump rightly lauded his […]

States Buck Federal Government When it Comes to Civil Asset Forfeiture

With so many unwitting and innocent people getting ensnared in the asset forfeiture dragnet it remains a hot topic; but it also has many states pitted against the federal government. March 12,2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP As they say even the word hopeless has hope in it. To that end, I am eagerly […]

Borderless Interview: Escaping the Politically Obsessed Culture

February 28, 2018 With Bobby Casey, Managing Director at GWP and James Guzman of BorderlessBlog.com   Expat, James Guzman, interviews Bobby Casey to discuss how they make sense of and remain sane in a hyper politicized climate. Show notes: 4:30 The Trump administration’s effect on the economy 8:20 How to make sense of the debt […]

What’s In the Reauthorization of Section 702 of the FISA?

What Trump calls an improvement is really just Section 702 of the FISA being reauthorized with a few tweaks to transparency and accountability. February 5, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Section 702 of the FISA was signed into law by Donald Trump on January 19, 2018. There’s really no point in talking about […]

It’s 2018: Have Your Personal Tax Strategies Evolved?

Many long-standing deductions and exemptions will be no more, which might require all new tax strategies. January 26, 2018 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com I normally write about tax strategies for business owners and real estate investors. There’s been plenty to write about with the 2018 Tax Cuts and Job Act. Today and tomorrow, though, […]

Is Your E-Commerce Business Ready for the Sales Tax Changes?

E-commerce businesses faces sales tax changes due to Marketplace Fairness Act. January 23, 2018 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com In 2018, the State of Washington’s new marketplace rules take effect. Marketplace facilitators (like Amazon) will be required to collect sales tax on behalf of marketplace sellers that have not otherwise established a physical presence of […]

Do You Need a Strategy for Casualty and Theft Losses in 2017?

The scope of eligible casualty and theft loss tax deductions will narrow dramatically starting in 2018. January 19, 2018 By: Dianne Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com In 2018, we lose the ability to write off most casualty and theft losses. The only casualty losses that will remain a write-off are ones that occur in a federally designated disaster zone. […]

Big Changes for Bonus Depreciation

Bonus depreciation is changing in a big way, so it might be time to figure out how you take advantage of the new laws. January 17, 2018 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com The 2018 Tax Cuts and Job Act has three important differences regarding bonus depreciation: 1. The bonus depreciation will temporarily be 100%! 2. In order […]