50% Deduction for Business Meals

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) included a change to the meals and entertainment deduction and disallowed businesses to take the 50% for entertainment, amusement or recreation expenses.  Business are still allowed to take a 50% deduction on business meals though.   What qualifies as a business meal? In order to qualify as […]

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Still Working After Age 70 ½? You Might Not Have to Begin 401(k) Withdrawals

If you participate in a qualified retirement plan, such as a 401(k), you must generally begin taking required withdrawals from the plan no later than April 1 of the year after which you turn age 70½. However, there’s an exception that applies to certain plan participants who are still working for the entire year in […]

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Abbott Pratt Tax Talks: Health Insurance for S-Corp Owners

What a great time of the year. The holidays are upon us, and tax season is right around the corner. Since there is still time to make any reporting changes needed before year end, those who are 2% or greater shareholders in an S- Corporation should be sure not to miss this item. As most […]

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The Associate Buy-in: 25%, 24%, 51% Method

Having an associate buy into a company is often one of the most rewarding moments of the selling owner’s career. The Associate buy-in can take many forms, but one method we have advised and highly recommend is a staggered purchase of the following: Initial buy-in of 25% ownership 2nd buy-in at a later, predetermined date […]

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What’s Your Exit Strategy?

No matter where you are with your company – at the start-up phase, still growing, or at full maturity – it’s always important to keep the end in mind. Often, business owners wait too long to begin planning their exit strategies. We recommend using these 5 questions to get the conversation rolling to make a successful departure […]

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