Is it better to pay cash or finance major purchases?

With inflation soaring, the economy contracting and the labor market putting upward pressure on wages and other employee benefits, business owners need to be more strategic than ever when deciding how to handle major purchases or investment projects. The first question – and perhaps the most important one – is: Should I pay cash or […]

There’s still time to make IRA contributions for 2021

It’s not too late to make contributions to your traditional or Roth IRA for the 2021 tax year. Contributions made up until April 18, 2022, may be deducted from your 2021 tax return. Any contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA made until the April 18 filing date must be designated for 2021 to the […]

Fixed or floating interest rates for business loans? Maybe both

The recent news from the Federal Reserve about potential interest rate increases to combat the inflation the economy is currently seeing is making business owners rethink their existing business debt. A question that businesses are considering nowadays is whether or not they should look into locking in variable rate loans they currently have. The answer […]

Time to plan for the future is NOW

Many business owners have seen financial success in the past year and, upon review, realize that the value of their assets and businesses are at an all-time high. This makes now the prime time to understand your net worth, get your estate documents in order, take advantage of the lowest exemption amounts, and develop the […]

Fixed or floating rates? Maybe both

Imagine buying a newly issued bond from the U.S. Treasury (“UST”) today.  If you did, you’d earn 1.27% per year for the next 10-years.  Hard to imagine.  After you factor in inflation, you would probably be losing money!  In fact, at the beginning of this year, the rate on a 10-Year UST stood at less […]

Plan ahead for the Net Investment Income Tax

High-income taxpayers face a 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT) that is imposed in addition to regular income tax. Fortunately, there are some steps you may be able to take to reduce its impact. The NIIT applies to you only if modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) exceeds: $250,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly and surviving […]

Should your business add Roth contributions to its 401(k)?

Offering employees a retirement plan is a great incentive for retaining employees and for recruiting new ones. If you don’t already offer a plan for your employees, an available tax credit may make it something worth considering. If your business does sponsor a 401(k) plan, you might someday consider adding designated Roth contributions. Here are […]

Make updating your retirement plan a New Year’s resolution

This time of year is replete with retrospectives on 2020 and stating goals for 2021. One New Year’s resolution that should be at the top of your list is updating plans for retirement. Kiplinger’s recently published a list of the 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees, which gives some good food for thought.  No matter […]

CARES Act fixes legislative glitch to Qualified Improvement Property

A legislative glitch in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been corrected through recent coronavirus relief measures. The Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains a technical correction to the portion of the TCJA passed in 2017 requiring Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) to be depreciated over 39 years, rendering property ineligible for […]

COVID-19 checklist for restaurant owners

As we continue to monitor the updates regarding the COVID-19 and the impact that it is having in our industry, we at Antares Group have put together a checklist of things that you may want to consider. As you know, circumstances are changing daily. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you advised about […]