Why it’s important to plan for income taxes as part of your estate plan

As a result of the current estate tax exemption amount ($11.58 million in 2020), many estates no longer need to be concerned with federal estate tax. Before 2011, a much smaller amount resulted in estate plans attempting to avoid it. Now, because many estates won’t be subject to estate tax, more planning can be devoted […]

IRS: PPP loan expenses not deductible

The IRS issued new guidance April 30 evening clarifying how the expenses paid with the loan proceeds through the Paycheck Protection Program are to be treated for tax purposes. According to the IRS, the forgivable portion of a PPP loan will not be included as gross income and will not be subject to taxation. However, […]

The tax implications of being a winner

They say you can’t win if you don’t play. Remember, though, if you do win, you will pay – taxes, that is. Winning at gambling Whether you win at the casino, a bingo hall, or elsewhere, you must report 100 percent of your winnings as taxable income. They’re reported on the “Other income” line on […]

If your kids are off to day camp, you may be eligible for a tax break

Now that most schools are out for the summer, you might be sending your children to day camp. It’s often a significant expense. The good news: You might be eligible for a tax break for the cost. The value of a credit Day camp is a qualified expense under the child and dependent care credit, […]

Time to begin year-end payroll planning

Preparations are underway for numerous holiday events and outings, but for small business owners, other year-end activities take center stage. The following are some steps that must be taken by business owners who handle their payroll functions in-house: Have employees confirm their address and Social Security numbers. Use the Social Security Administration’s Social Security Number […]