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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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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TCJA INSPIRES MANY BUSINESS OWNERS TO RECONSIDER ENTITY CHOICE

By | June 10th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Taxation|

For tax years beginning in 2018 and beyond, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations were taxed at rates as high as 35%. Meanwhile, the TCJA also reduced individual income tax rates, which apply to sole proprietorships and owners of pass-through entities, including partnerships, [...]

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SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED ABOUT AN IRS AUDIT?

By | May 27th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Business|

Now that you’ve likely filed your 2018 tax return, one troubling afterthought may come to mind: Could I get audited?  The mere notion strikes fear into most people’s hearts.  And for good reason – under a worst-case scenario, an audit could take up lots of your time, create and enormous amount of stress and leave [...]

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SEND YOUR KIDS TO DAY CAMP AND YOU MAY GET A TAX BREAK

By | May 20th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing|

Among the many great challenges of parenthood is what to do with your kids when school lets out.  Do you keep them at home and try to captivate their attention yourself or with the help of sitters?  Or do you send them off to the wide variety of day camps now in operation?  There’s no [...]

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DO YOU REPAIR YOUR BUSINESS PROPERTY OR IMPROVE IT?

By | March 25th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing|

Repairs to tangible property, such as buildings, machinery, equipment or vehicles, can provide businesses a valuable current tax deduction – as long as the so-called repairs weren’t actually “improvements.” The costs of incidental repairs and maintenance can be immediately expensed and deducted on the current year’s income tax return.  But costs incurred to improve tangible [...]

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