Amy Northard

CPA

Certified Public Accountant

Amy Northard CPA

Expertise

Taxes, accounting, personal finance, bookkeeping

Education

Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (BA, Accounting)

About

Amy Northard, CPA, is a certified public accountant, a member of the Financial Review Council at Policygenius, and a founding partner at The Accountants for Creatives®, where she helps small business owners prepare tax returns and streamline bookkeeping systems. Previously, she served as a certification administrator for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and a staff tax accountant at L.M. Henderson & Company, LLP. She holds an accounting degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Selected stories from Amy

Are disability insurance benefits taxable?

The payouts you get from a disability insurance claim are taxable if you paid for your policy with pre-tax dollars (usually the case with disability insurance you get through work).

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Is homeowners insurance tax deductible? (2024)

In most cases — no. But you may be able to claim a deduction if you work from home, rent out your home, or have a home insurance claim that wasn’t fully covered.

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What is a modified endowment contract (MEC)?

When a cash value life insurance policy is overfunded and exceeds federal tax limits, it’s considered a modified endowment contract, which has specific tax consequences.

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