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Jan, 2015

The Edge—January 2015

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Happy New Year

If you’re like most people, your personal and professional life may have been chaotic in the past year. We hope that your New Year’s Eve was a time for quiet reflection to remember what you are thankful for, including friends, family, etc. It’s also the perfect time to set new goals. Most people resolve to save money, organize their home, get healthy or spend more time with family. In fact, more than 40% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, but only 8 percent actually achieves them. So how do those 8 percent do it? Here are some suggestions.

  • Keep it Simple & Tangible—Finding simplicity in the New Year is about more than just making resolutions – it’s about making choices that culminate into a happier, healthier lifestyle. Yes, there are task management apps, but if they haven’t worked in the past, they won’t work now. Instead, write down your goals or hang a progress chart on a wall to provide the motivation that you need.
  • Less is More—Turn off the television and have some quiet time. Adopt an evening routine that promotes relaxation and relief from the stresses of the day—try reading a good book, catching up on ALL of those magazines or write an old friend a letter. Music can do wonders to uplift your spirit.
  • Health is the New Wealth—How you feel physically affects every aspect of life. Make it a point to get more exercise, even if it’s just a walk around the block after dinner. Regular physical activity improves both your mood and takes off extra pounds.

Important Dates

The IRS has announced that it will begin accepting 2014 e-filed and paper-filed tax returns on January 20th.

This month’s issue of The Edge includes the topics below.

Simply click a link to read the full article.

  • Year-end tax legislation renews extenders, cuts IRS funding
    Eleventh-hour votes in Congress in December renewed a package of tax extenders for 2014… Go Now»
  • Top 10 tax developments of 2014 with impact on 2015
    2014 was a notable year for tax developments on a number of fronts… Go Now»
  • IRS enters filing season with reduced enforcement and service due to budget cuts
    The IRS is expected to shortly open the 2015 filing season and both the agency and taxpayers… Go Now»
  • How do I? Comply with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate?
    Beginning January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) required individuals to carry minimum… Go Now»
  • FAQ: What is the business standard mileage rate for 2015?
    The IRS has announced an increase in the optional business standard mileage – cont… Go Now»

Community Spotlight

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire Chosen as the 2014 Non-profit Organization of the Year!

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is the recipient of the 2014 Non-profit of the Year Award!

Molly Hodgson, Executive Directorof the Greater Dover Chamber had this to say during the Annual Awards announcement on January 6th.

“These annual awards are a testament to the individuals and businesses that make Dover a great place to live, work and visit.The 2015 recipients were selected from nominations submitted to a committee of Chamber, business and community Leaders. As you can imagine, this is not an easy process and the outstanding selection committee should be acknowledged.”

As you may know, several Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association staff members volunteer their time to help promote and grow the Museum’s many exciting programs—we are delighted to celebrate alongside the Museum’s staff and many hard working contributors.

The 2015 Joyride Raffle

To Benefit the Childern’s Museum of New Hampshire

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has begun selling tickets to their annual Joyride Raffle—the Grand Prize is your choice of a 2014 Nissan Quest S or 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle. Will you choose the practical side or the wild side?


We hope you find this information to be a helpful resource. For additional information about these topics, please feel free to contact our professionals.

Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association