Let the sun shine in on this tax credit

If you are considering upgrades to your home, you may want to consider installing renewable energy systems. They are not only more efficient, which will help you save on energy bills, but they could be worth a significant tax credit as well. The federal government is offering a 30-percent personal income tax credit – called […]

IRS withdraws proposed rules impacting family businesses

Members of family-owned businesses avoided potentially costly estate planning rules now that the IRS has withdrawn controversial proposed regulations. The IRS proposed late in 2016 a new set of regulations governing family-owned entities under Section 2704. Conducting a formal business valuation of a closely held family entity is often a necessary part of estate planning. […]

Tax relief offered for employers affected by recent hurricanes

Many lives and businesses were disrupted this fall with several significant hurricanes that tore through the Southeast. In response, the IRS is giving those in areas impacted by the storms extra time to file tax returns. But employers are also given another hand up with a new federal tax credit for eligible employees who were […]

‘Unified Tax Reform’ now takes center stage in Congress

Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration have unveiled what they are calling a “unified framework” for tax reform. While the specifics will likely change as it makes its way through the congressional process, we wanted you to be aware of some of the provisions that could have a direct impact on you. The tax reform […]

Senate takes up tax reform, healthcare legislation

Two issues that will significantly impact every individual and business owner are beginning to gather steam in Congress: tax reform and healthcare legislation. Healthcare As reported by Reuters, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) plans before the end of the month to bring up for a vote in the Senate the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, which would […]

Assess the value: Are you paying too much property tax?

Property tax: a hidden – but significant cost – to any business owner. According to information provided recently by one industry expert, commercial property taxes constitute about 40 percent of occupancy costs. This is compared to income tax, which is generally 4.5 percent of the cost of occupancy, and sales and use tax, which comprise about […]