News & Insights

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Bianca Kowal on Dec 22, 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation has been passed by Congress and awaits the president's signature. The Act makes extensive changes that affect both individuals and businesses. Click the link below to view some key provisions of the Act. Most provisions are effective for 2018. Many individual tax provisions sunset and revert to pre-existing law after 2025; the corporate tax rates provision is made permanent.

2018 Medicare Premiums

by Bianca Kowal on Nov 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced that the standard monthly Part B premium in 2018 will remain $134 (or higher, depending on your income). In 2017, most Medicare beneficiaries who received Social Security benefits paid a lower monthly premium ($109, on average). However, this is likely to change in 2018.

Information Regarding the Proposed Tax Reform Legislation

by Bianca Kowal on Nov 27, 2017

On November 2, 2017, House Republicans released their comprehensive tax reform plan, the TaxCuts and Jobs Act. Then, on November 9, 2017, Senate Republicans released their own plan. The two plans have much in common, but also have significant differences. Some key provisions of these tax proposals are discussed in the link below. Of course, provisions may change as the legislation winds its way through Congress. Most provisions, if enacted, would be effective for 2018.

Monica McCarthy Earns Advanced Wealth Management Certification— Certified Private Wealth Advisor®

by Bianca Kowal on Oct 17, 2017

Monica McCarthy, CFA®, CDFA™, CPWA®, President and Chief Investment Officer at Seascape Capital Management, LLC recently earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® certification, which is the only advanced credential designed for wealth managers who advise high-net-worth clients. 

Monica McCarthy named Five Star Wealth Manager

by Bianca Kowal on Oct 5, 2017

For the past five years, Seascape has been honored by Five Star Professional, recognizing our accomplishments in the industry and naming Seascape, and specifically, Monica to this elite group of wealth managers in the area. We work as a team to ensure our clients are secure in the knowledge that we always have their best interest at heart as we apply our expertise to protect and grow their wealth. While we are proud of this accomplishment, nothing is more gratifying than a happy client.