Deadline extended for WOTC certification

Employers who hired individuals who qualify for Work Opportunity Tax Credits have a little more time to request certification. The WOTC is available to employers based on a percentage of wages paid to an individual certified as a member of a targeted group, such as a person who resides in a designated empowerment zone community […]

Auto depreciation limits remain unchanged for 2020

The deprecation limits for passenger automobiles remain unchanged for 2020. The IRS issued this month the annual depreciation dollar caps for vehicles purchased after September 27, 2017, and first placed in service in 2020. Those limits for taxpayers eligible for bonus first-year depreciation deduction for qualified property under Section 168(k) are: $18,100 for the placed-in-service […]

Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2020

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have increased for 2020. Here are some that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax The amount of employees’ earnings that are subject to Social Security tax is capped for 2020 at $137,700 (up from $132,900 […]

Four common tax errors that cost business owners

It’s a new year and the perfect time to get your financial house in order. Business owners have so much on their plates, that staying organized throughout the year is the best way to make sure nothing important falls through the cracks when it comes time to pay taxes. Accidentally failing to comply with tax […]

Rental real estate requires reporting for QBI deduction

There is a significant tax deduction available for owners of rental property, but you will have to get started now organizing your records to claim the savings on your 2019 taxes. The new qualified business income deduction that was created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act can be a great tax-saving tool […]

Mark your calendars for these key tax deadlines

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2019. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. October […]

Don’t let ‘ghost assets’ haunt your bottom line

It’s that time of year to clear away old equipment from your financial statements so you are not haunted by unused and out-of-date equipment that can suck the life out of your bottom line. Unused equipment is commonly referred to as a “ghost asset.” Ghost assets are fixed assets that remain on the financial statement […]

Fundamental tax truths for C corporations

The flat 21 percent federal income tax rate for C corporations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been great news for these entities and their owners. But some fundamental tax truths for C corporations largely remain the same: C corporations are subject to double taxation. Double taxation occurs when corporate income is taxed […]

IRS updates rules impacting employee meals and entertainment

With the holiday season upon us, many employers plan to host holiday or year-end parties for their employees. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has added a few more wrinkles to how these business meals and entertainment expenses are to be handled from a tax perspective. Some of the rules were unclear, so the IRS […]

What is the right 401(k) for your business?

Most employers know the value of offering employees a tax-advantaged retirement plan, but the question is finding the right one. The most common plan of this type is a 401(k), but you may not be aware that there are a variety of types. Below is an overview of some of the most popular options: Traditional. […]