Fully deduct business meals again this year

The federal government is helping to pick up the tab for certain business meals. Under a provision that’s part of one of the COVID-19 relief laws, the usual deduction for 50% of the cost of business meals is doubled to 100% for food and beverages provided by restaurants in 2022 (and 2021). So, you can […]

Some business losses are worth more than others

Not all losses are created equal. The rules surrounding net operating losses (NOLs) have changed quite a bit over the last few years and tax planning opportunities are ripe. Due to the COVID-19 economic downturn, many companies faced significant net operating losses in 2020. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in 2017 provided that […]

More states enact SALT workarounds

New York and Georgia have now added to the growing number states enacting measures to work around the cap on state and local tax deductions. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act placed a $10,000 cap on the deduction, which was a blow to residents in high tax states. Since TCJA was enacted, various states […]

IRS allows SALT cap workaround for pass-throughs

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted in 2017, the $10,000 cap on state and local taxes deductions left residents in high tax states out in the cold. For example, many New Yorkers and Californians know it is not unusual for state income tax amounts to approach the cap from payroll deductions alone. […]

5 things to know about bonus depreciation

Year-end tax planning is underway, and you may be eligible for a bonus. New and most used property placed in service in 2020 may be eligible for 100% bonus depreciation. In the past, used property did not qualify for bonus. It currently qualifies unless the taxpayer previously used the property and the property was acquired […]

10 year-end tax strategies to take advantage of now

In just a few months, 2020 will come to a close. There is still time, though, for strategic tax planning before the end of the year. The following are the top 10 tax strategies you can take advantage of now. Qualified Improvement Property – Review your 2018 and 2019 reinvestments to see if additional depreciation […]

Changes to QIP May Prompt Adjustments to Some Georgia Tax Returns

Georgia business owners may need to adjust depreciation taken on qualified improvement property in 2019 now that the state has adopted 15-year recovery periods and does not allow 100% bonus depreciation. The QIP recovery period first became an issue with the adoption of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, when through a technical […]

Seniors: Can you deduct Medicare premiums?

If you’re age 65 and older, and you have basic Medicare insurance, you may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage you want. The premiums can be costly, especially if you’re married and both you and your spouse are paying them. But there may be a silver lining: You may qualify […]

CARES Act changes how business losses are treated

In addition to the relief offered to individuals and business owners impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) also contains modifications for how business losses are treated for tax purposes. What is an NOL? Generally, a net operating loss occurs when your deductions for the year are […]

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 […]