Clowning Chihuahuas

Perhaps you’ve met Chula and Jefe – guard dogs extraordinaire – who man our doors and their food dishes with great determination.

Chula Xmas
Chula

They have 6 pound bodies and but their barks have been known to frighten canines 10 times their size.

My Rudolph Post (1)
Jefe

They’re lovable and they’re total hams.  What does your best four-legged friend look like? Happy holidays from my deer pups!

2019 – Terrazzo and Taxes

Have you thought about how your 2018 return will be affected by recent changes?  There’s good information here, from Forbes.

I found the tables below helpful.  Additional information follows.

Married filing jointly:

Tax rate Taxable income bracket Tax owed
10% $0 to $19,050 10% of taxable income
12% $19,051 to $77,400 $1,905 plus 12% of the amount over $19,050
22% $77,401 to $165,000 $8,907 plus 22% of the amount over $77,400
24% $165,001 to $315,000 $28,179 plus 24% of the amount over $165,000
32% $315,001 to $400,000 $64,179 plus 32% of the amount over $315,000
35% $400,001 to $600,000 $91,379 plus 35% of the amount over $400,000
37% $600,001 or more $161,379 plus 37% of the amount over $600,000

Single Filers

Tax rate Taxable income bracket Tax owed
10% $0 to $9,525 10% of taxable income
12% $9,526 to $38,700 $952.50 plus 12% of the amount over $9,525
22% $38,701 to $82,500 $4,453.50 plus 22% of the amount over $38,700
24% $82,501 to $157,500 $14,089.50 plus 24% of the amount over $82,500
32% $157,501 to $200,000 $32,089.50 plus 32% of the amount over $157,500
35% $200,001 to $500,000 $45,689.50 plus 35% of the amount over $200,000
37% $500,001 or more $150,689.50 plus 37% of the amount over $500,000

Bracketing Examples:

Single Filer

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Aren’t we all very interested in taxes?  Read more.

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What about trends for our comfort?  You may rethink your colors and textures.  And wallpaper lovers everywhere will rejoice!  2019 is bringing a great deal of style with it.

I love the look of the terrazzo in the bath!  I don’t know if I’m bold enough to put those cabinets in my kitchen.  What about you?  Color, conversation, craftsmanship – trends for 2019 – read about it!