Bev Wilson, pictured with Rotarian Dana Manchester was our guest speaker at this morning's meeting.

Bev is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and tax preparer in Lompoc, CA working for Walker, Wilson, & Hughen. She talked to the members with a 2017 tax update.

Some of the new things for the 2017 tax period are:

The due date of personal tax returns is April 17, 2018
Medical expenses are back to 7.5% of Adjusted Gross Income
Tuition and fees deduction expired
Your iRS online account www.//

The IRS account is one you can create for free to view the taxes and balance of your account. if you owe, you can pay online from this account. This was new information for many of the Rotarians.

Some other topics Bev talked about were

Mortgage interest 2017 vs 2018
Property tax and state income tax deduction 2017 vs 2018

Some of the tax provisions she discussed were standard deductions, phase-out's, payroll taxes, social security earnings, mileage rates, health savings account.

Rotarians had many questions about these tax topics which Bev graciously answered.

For more information, below is contact information

Walker, Wilson, & Hughen
1201 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 736-7534

The Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village thanked Bev for a very informative talk.