Individuals get Covid-19 income tax relief

Taxpayers now have more time to file their tax returns and pay any tax owed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Treasury Department and IRS announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer making federal income tax payments, […]

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Cash Method or Accrual Method?! And Why You Might Want to Consider a Change in Method of Accounting

One of the key takeaways from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December of 2017, which took effect for 2018, was the threshold for requiring taxpayers to follow the accrual method of accounting. The threshold was increased from $5 million of gross receipts to $25 million. Now, businesses that average less than $25 […]

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Deducting a Vehicle Through Your Business

If you own a small business, you may be able to deduct expenses related to your vehicle. Business use of vehicles can lower your taxable income and save some extra tax dollars. The general rule is you can either deduct mileage or actual costs. This requires a slight calculation to see which is more beneficial […]

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Small Business Reminder – Important Upcoming Dates for Q3 2019

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2019. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. July 31 Report income tax withholding and FICA taxes for the second quarter of 2019 (Form 941) and […]

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Selling Your Home? Consider These Tax Implications.

Most consider spring and summer to be the optimum seasons for selling a home. And interest rates are currently attractive, so buyers may be out in full force in your area. During a recent conversation with a trusted lender of ours he indicated rates are back down into the low 4%, with some options in […]

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Now is a Good Time to Check Your Withholding

It’s a good time to check your withholding and make changes, if necessary. If you were listening to the news during tax season you would have heard that the 2019 filing season resulted in surprises. Some filers who have gotten a refund in past years wound up owing money. The IRS reports that the number […]

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Starting a Business? How You Should Treat Expenses on Your Tax Returns.

Have you recently started a new business? Or are you contemplating starting one? Launching a new business is a hectic, exciting time. And as you know, before you even open the doors, you generally have to spend a lot of money. You may have to train workers and pay for rent, utilities, marketing and more. […]

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Still Time For Small Business Owners to Set Up a SEP Retirement Plan for 2018

If you own a business and don’t have a tax-advantaged retirement plan, it’s not too late to establish one and reduce your 2018 tax bill. A Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) can still be set up for 2018, and you can make contributions to it that you can deduct on your 2018 income tax return. Contribution […]

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Should You Lease or Buy That New Piece of Equipment?

Recent changes to federal tax law and accounting rules could affect whether you decide to lease or buy equipment or other fixed assets. Although there’s no universal “right” choice, many businesses that formerly leased assets are now deciding to buy them. Pros and cons of leasing From a cash flow perspective, leasing can be more […]

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What to Watch For When Receiving Incentive Stock Options

Incentive stock options (ISOs) are a popular form of compensation for executives and other employees of corporations. They allow you to buy company stock in the future at a fixed price equal to or greater than the stock’s fair market value on the ISO grant date. If the stock appreciates, you can buy shares at […]

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