Mark Your Calendars! Time to Get Ready for Your Small Business 1099-Misc Reporting

A month after the new year begins, your business may be required to comply with rules to report amounts paid to independent contractors, vendors and others. You may have to send 1099-MISC forms to those whom you pay nonemployee compensation, as well as file copies with the IRS. This task can be time consuming and […]

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Claiming a Tax Deduction for Unreimbursed Educator Expenses

With the new school year right around the corner, teachers are beginning to get their classrooms ready for the beginning of the school year.  In many cases, educators have to purchases items for the classroom that the school is unable to reimburse them for.  A tax deduction is available for educators that allows up to […]

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Thinking About Moving to Another State? Don’t Forget About Taxes.

This week we were meeting with a client who recently changed his residency and left New England to settle down in the Sunshine State. Like our client, a change of residency may be a common discussion in your household, especially as you approach retirement. Don’t forget to factor state and local taxes into the equation- […]

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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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The 2018 Gift Tax Return Deadline is Almost Here

Did you make large gifts to your children, grandchildren or other heirs last year? If so, it’s important to determine whether you’re required to file a 2018 gift tax return — or whether filing one would be beneficial even if it isn’t required. Filing requirements Generally, you must file a gift tax return for 2018 […]

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Abbott Pratt Quick Tax Tip→

As illustrated in a previous post, the tax law changes of 2018 brought along a new benefit to pass through entities: The QBI Deduction, which is a deduction up to 20% of qualified business income. This Section, though, is full of complexities, as it includes many limitations and multiple calculations. The biggest limitation was if […]

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Abbott Pratt Tax Talks – Spotlighting the Retirement Plan Credit

Who doesn’t love tax credits?! They are a dollar for dollar reduction of your tax liability. The IRS has a specific credit for qualified businesses that has added a SEP, SIMPLE or qualified retirement plan. If qualified, your business may be eligible for a credit up to 50% of the costs, with a maximum credit […]

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Abbott Pratt Tax Talks – How Long Should I Hold Onto My Tax Records For?

There is a long winded answer to this question, and there is a short one… we will provide the short but are always open for a discussion to expand upon our answer. The short answer: In most cases a minimum of 3 years-we prefer 7. However, if you store them electronically, you’ll have them forever; […]

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