International Data Exchange Service

International Data Exchange Service Bolsters FATCA The International Data Exchange Service (IDES) is an electronic delivery system that allows both financial institutions and tax authorities in host countries to exchange FATCA data with the Internal Revenue Service. If predictions hold true, this new data exchange system, which went into effect in January of this year, will greatly enhance … [Read more…]

Small Business Tax Deductions

Small Business Tax Deductions Being a small business owner has its challenges and rewards. Business tax deductions can be both. While many tax deductions are available to small businesses, it requires both knowledge and commitment on the part of the business owner or a business tax professional to keep up with what deductions are available … [Read more…]

Cadillac Tax on the Horizon

Cadillac Tax on the Horizon Beginning in 2018, employers who offer their employees health insurance coverage that costs in excess of a certain dollar amount will be required to pay a 40% tax on the costs associated with providing the plans. Currently there is no ceiling on the tax deductible amount employers can claim for … [Read more…]

Audit-Proof your Small Business Tax Return

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 … [Read more…]

Are Business Taxes Too High?

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 … [Read more…]

Avoiding a Small Business Audit

Avoiding a Small Business Audit – Although budget cuts forced the IRS to perform fewer audits last year than they had in the previous several years, small businesses remain one of the categories targeted by the audit process. In spite of this fact, there are a number of things small business owners can do to … [Read more…]

The Outsourcing of Payroll Services

The Outsourcing of Payroll Services  – Although the outsourcing of payroll services is often one of the smartest financial choices a business can make, there are certain considerations that should be addressed when selecting a third party payroll services provider. While the outsourcing of payroll services has numerous advantages, the fact that these functions are an important … [Read more…]

Small Business Tax Breaks in the News

Small Business Tax Breaks in the News -This past Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to extend six of the more than 60 small business tax breaks that expired on January 13, 2013. Although most analysts assume that the proposal will not be bought up for consideration by the House of Representatives for … [Read more…]

Small Business Tax Update!

Small Business Tax Update -Now that your corporate tax return or your corporate tax extension has been filed, it is as good a time as any to begin making changes that will save your business tax dollars and make tax record keeping a little easier. The following points highlight some small business tax issues that … [Read more…]

Tax Alert for Small Business Start-Ups!

  Tax Alert for Small Business Start-Ups! – Any new business owner will soon realize that business taxes are one of the largest business expenses. This being the case, saving money on tax dollars is one of the most effective ways of increasing profitability. However, since the IRS tax code governing the start-up and continuing … [Read more…]