Article Category: Tax Planning
Tax Day!!!! April 18, 2016
Posted on: April 18, 2016
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Tax Breaks Slide in Under the Wire!
Posted on: December 28, 2015
Tax Breaks Slide in Under the Wire! With less than two weeks to go in 2015, Congress gave both business owners and individual taxpayers a wonderful holiday surprise by passing an important piece of tax legislations. The PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes) Act, which was signed into law on December 18th, reinstated many important tax breaks that had expired at the end of 2014, making them retroactive to the first of the year. It extended some of the provisions of the original tax extenders legislation for periods of one to several years while making others permanent. In addition, it … Click to Read More
Research & Development Tax Credit
Posted on: November 10, 2015
Make Use of the Research and Development Tax Credit While big corporations like Boeing, Mattel, Caterpillar and Google are saving millions of dollars through the use of Research and Development tax credits, it is a tax saving opportunity that is often overlooked and underused by smaller businesses. In fact, research has shown that only about 5% of small and medium sized companies that are eligible for this tax advantage actually make use of it. What many of these companies fail to realize is that the Research and Development tax credit covers a broad range of improvements including making changes to … Click to Read More
Business Tax Extension Deadline on the Horizon
Posted on: September 9, 2015
Business Tax Extension Deadline on the Horizon With the business income tax extension deadline just around the corner, it is a good time to examine the issue of business tax compliance and its importance to the successful functioning of business entities of all types. Although the upcoming extension deadline applies specifically to income tax, businesses are responsible for paying numerous other types of taxes in addition to those based directly on taxable business income. Each of these, including sales, excise, payroll and international taxes, has their own reporting deadlines and filing requirements, making the job of business tax compliance both complex and demanding. Because of the … Click to Read More
Bill Changes Tax Deadlines
Posted on: August 10, 2015
New Bill Changes Important Business Tax Deadlines Business owners take note! A short term extension of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act, which was signed in to law by President Obama on July 31st, includes some important changes to business tax deadlines. Although the main focus of the bill was extending the use of funds earmarked for infrastructure and transportation which were scheduled to expire on August 7th, it also contained some important add-on provisions. In addition to extending the use of transportation funds through October 29th of this year, the new legislation modified certain mortgage and cost-basis reporting requirements … Click to Read More
The Best Vehicle Expense Method
Posted on: July 15, 2015
The Best Vehicle Expense Method Choosing the Best Vehicle Expense Method: Businesses generally have the option of choosing between one of two methods for documenting vehicle expenses and reporting them on their tax return. With the actual expense method, the business documents and reports all of a vehicle’s operating expenses including gas, oil, scheduled maintenance and repair. In contrast, the standard mileage method involves deducting a set mileage amount for each mile a vehicle is driven. Although there are some restrictions on the use of the standard mileage method, most businesses have the option of selecting whichever vehicle expense method provides … Click to Read More
IRS – Opening Date for Tax Season 2015
Posted on: January 5, 2015
IRS – Opening Date for Tax Season 2015 – In spite of the fact that the tax extenders bill, a major piece of tax legislation, was passed just weeks before the end of the year, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that there will be no delay to the opening of the 2015 tax season. The official opening date for individual returns has been set as Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 which is actually 10 or 11 days earlier than that of previous years. In addition, rather than a tiered opening, the new legislation allows taxpayers who are submitting paper returns … Click to Read More
Audit-Proof your Small Business Tax Return
Posted on: October 27, 2014
Audit-Proof your Small Business Tax Return Audit-Proof your Small Business Tax Return – Although there is no way for a small business to avoid an IRS audit with absolute certainty, there are some steps that can be taken to minimize the chances of being selected. In addition to being one of the categories targeted for audit by the IRS, there are certain conditions that make the chances of a small business being selected for an audit more likely. Because business tax law is so complex, it may be advisable for a small business owner to consult with a business tax … Click to Read More
Are Business Taxes Too High?
Posted on: September 30, 2014
Are Business Taxes Too High? Are Business Taxes Too High? The debate continues between those who think that the United States corporate tax rate is too high and those who think that it is in line with the average corporate tax rate for other countries. Although it is unlikely that a major tax reform bill will be introduced before the November elections, many believe that one is on the horizon soon after that. Many business leaders and politicians believe that lowering the corporate tax rate is necessary in order to make the United States more attractive to business. Others oppose … Click to Read More
Important – Net Operating Loss Deduction!
Posted on: September 11, 2014
Don’t Overlook the Net Operating Loss Deduction Important:- Net Operating Loss Deduction – The carryover of a net operating loss is a valuable tax deduction in that it allows an operating loss from the current tax year to offset income from previous or future tax years. This is important because it one of the only means by which the business income taxes owed in any given year can be affected by anything other than the income, tax deductions or tax credits earned in that year. While the rules governing the carryover of a net operating loss are complex, the use … Click to Read More