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DOUBLE UP ON TAX BENEFITS BY DONATING APPRECIATED ARTWORK

By | September 16th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation|

From a tax perspective, appreciated artwork can make one of the best charitable gifts.  Generally, donating appreciated property is doubly beneficial because you can both enjoy a valuable tax deduction and avoid the capital gains taxes you’d owe if you sold the property. The extra benefit from donating artwork comes from the fact that the [...]

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THE TAX COST OF DIVORCE HAS RISEN FOR MANY

By | September 9th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Estate planning|

Are you divorced or in the process of divorcing?  If so, it’s critical to understand how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has changed the tax treatment of alimony.  Unfortunately, for many couples, the news isn’t good – the tax cost of divorce has risen. WHAT’S CHANGED Under previous rules, a taxpayer who paid [...]

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If you bill multiple customers for a recurring service, you could memorize those transactions as a group and automate statement charges. Find out how here.

By | September 2nd, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, QuickBooks Tips|

There’s more than one way to bill customers for your products and services. A statement charge is one of them. Depending on what kind of business you have, you probably have a preferred way of billing customers. If they walk into your shop and present a credit card or cash, you create sales receipts. If [...]

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PLANNING FOR THE NET INVESTMENT INCOME TAX

By | August 30th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation|

Despite its name, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) didn’t cut all types of taxes.  It left several taxes unchanged, including the 3.8% tax on net investment income (NII) of high-income taxpayers. You’re potentially liable for the NII tax if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) exceeds $200,000 ($250,000 for joint filers and qualifying [...]

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KNOW A TEACHER? TELL THEM ABOUT THIS TAX BREAK!

By | August 26th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation|

When teachers are setting up their classrooms for the new school year, it’s common for them to pay for a portion of their classroom supplies out of pocket.  A special tax break allows these educators to deduct some of their expenses.  This educator expense deduction is especially important now due to some changes under the [...]

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TAX DOCUMENT RETENTION GUIDELINES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

By | August 19th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Business|

You may have breathed a sigh of relief after filing your 2018 income tax return (or requesting an extension).  But is your office strewn with reams of paper consisting of years’ worth of tax returns, receipts, canceled checks and other financial records?  Or perhaps your computer desktop is filled with a multitude of digital tax-related [...]

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