Employer Benefits of Using the EFTPS

Small business owners who are also employers should remember that the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) has features that make it easier to meet their tax obligations - whether they prepare and submit payroll taxes themselves or hire an outside payroll service provider to do it on their behalf. Background Many employers outsource [...]

Employer Benefits of Using the EFTPS2019-12-28T21:51:19+00:00

Tax Breaks for Business: Charitable Giving

Tax breaks for charitable giving aren't limited to individuals, your small business can benefit as well. If you own a small to medium-size business and are committed to giving back to the community through charitable giving, here's what you should know. 1. Verify that the Organization is a Qualified Charity Once you've identified a [...]

Tax Breaks for Business: Charitable Giving2019-12-28T21:48:14+00:00

Business Tax Provisions: The Year in Review

Here's what business owners need to know about tax changes for 2019. Standard Mileage Rates The standard mileage rate in 2019 is 58 cents per business mile driven. Health Care Tax Credit for Small Businesses Small business employers who pay at least half the premiums for single health insurance coverage for their employees may [...]

Business Tax Provisions: The Year in Review2019-12-28T21:47:18+00:00

Tax Tips for Owners of Historic Buildings

If you own a historic building you should know about a tax credit called the rehabilitation tax credit, which offers an incentive to renovate and restore old or historic buildings. Here are seven facts that building owners should know about this credit: The credit is 20 percent of the taxpayer's qualifying costs for rehabilitating [...]

Tax Tips for Owners of Historic Buildings2019-12-28T21:41:44+00:00

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Businesses

A number of end-of-year tax planning strategies are available to business owners that can be used to reduce their tax liability. Here are a few of them: Deferring Income Businesses using the cash method of accounting can defer income into 2020 by delaying end-of-year invoices, so payment is not received until 2020. Businesses using [...]

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Businesses2019-12-28T21:37:49+00:00

Rental Real Estate Qualifies as a Business

A safe harbor is now available for taxpayers seeking to claim the section 199A deduction with respect to a "rental real estate enterprise." What this means is that certain interests in rental real estate - including interests in mixed-use property - are allowed to be treated as a trade or business for purposes of [...]

Rental Real Estate Qualifies as a Business2019-12-28T21:34:21+00:00

Be Prepared When Natural Disasters Strike

While September and October are prime time for Atlantic hurricanes, natural disasters of any kind can strike at any time. As such, it's a good idea for taxpayers to think about - and plan ahead for - what they can do to be prepared. Here are four tips to help taxpayers be prepared: 1. [...]

Be Prepared When Natural Disasters Strike2019-12-28T21:31:48+00:00

Tax Advantages of S-Corporations

As a small business owner, figuring out which form of business structure to use when you started was one of the most important decisions you had to make; however, it's always a good idea to periodically revisit that decision as your business grows. For example, as a sole proprietor, you must pay a self-employment [...]

Tax Advantages of S-Corporations2019-12-28T21:25:19+00:00

5 Tips for Applying for Tax-Exempt Status

If you're thinking about starting a nonprofit and want to apply for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, you'll need to use Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Here are five tips to ensure a successful application: 1. The application must be [...]

5 Tips for Applying for Tax-Exempt Status2019-12-28T21:18:35+00:00

Three Tips for Getting an Accurate Business Valuation

If you're conscientious about financial reporting, you may already have a sense of your company's worth, but in some instances, you might need a formal business valuation, such as: Certain transactions: Are you selling your business? Planning an IPO? Need financing? Tax purposes: This includes estate planning, stock option distribution, and S Corporation conversions. [...]

Three Tips for Getting an Accurate Business Valuation2019-12-28T21:07:19+00:00
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