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All About the Expanded Employee Retention Tax Credit

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill Monday night that provides $600 stimulus payments to individuals, adds $300 to extended weekly unemployment benefits, and provides more than $300 billion in aid for small businesses. One of the bill's key provisions is an expansion of the employee retention credit (ERC), [...]

All About the Expanded Employee Retention Tax Credit2020-12-22T13:20:39+00:00

R&D Tax Credits Can Provide a Valuable Tax Benefit

U.S. tax law provides a valuable benefit — in the form of a nonrefundable tax credit — for businesses that engage in qualified research and development activities (see a list below). The Sec. 41 credit, which amounts to as much as 20% of the excess of qualified research expenditures for the tax year over [...]

R&D Tax Credits Can Provide a Valuable Tax Benefit2020-11-25T15:58:48+00:00

Employee Retention Credit Could Help Your Business

Businesses that have been impacted financially by COVID-19 may be able to take advantage of a new, refundable tax credit called the Employee Retention Credit. The credit is designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll and is worth 50 percent of qualifying wages up to $10,000 that are paid by an [...]

Employee Retention Credit Could Help Your Business2020-06-24T15:06:33+00:00

Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

While similar to FSAs (Flexible Savings Plans) in that both allow pretax contributions, Health Savings Accounts or HSAs offer taxpayers several additional tax benefits such as contributions that roll over from year to year (i.e., no "use it or lose it"), tax-free interest on earnings, and when used for qualified medical expenses, tax-free distributions. [...]

Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts2019-12-28T21:49:07+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

Individual Taxpayers: Recap for 2019

As we close out the year and get ready for tax season, here's what individuals and families need to know about tax provisions for 2019. Personal Exemptions Personal exemptions are eliminated for tax years 2018 through 2025. Standard Deductions The standard deduction for married couples filing a joint return in 2019 is $24,400. For [...]

Individual Taxpayers: Recap for 20192019-12-28T21:46:17+00:00

Solar Technology Tax Credits Still Available for 2019

Certain energy-efficient home improvements can cut your energy bills and save you money at tax time. While many of these tax credits expired at the end of 2016, tax credits for residential and non-business energy-efficient solar technologies do not expire until December 31, 2021. Here are some key facts that you should know about [...]

Solar Technology Tax Credits Still Available for 20192019-12-28T21:44:21+00:00

Employer Credit for Family and Medical Leave

Thanks to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last year, there's a new tax benefit for employers: the employer credit for paid family and medical leave. As the name implies, employers may claim the credit based on wages paid to qualifying employees while they are on family and medical leave. Here [...]

Employer Credit for Family and Medical Leave2019-12-28T21:32:38+00:00

10 Facts about the Adoption Tax Credit

If you adopt a child in 2019, you may qualify for a tax credit, and if your employer helped pay for the costs of an adoption, you may be able to exclude some of your income from tax. Here are ten facts you should know about the Adoption Tax Credit. 1. Credit or Exclusion. The [...]

10 Facts about the Adoption Tax Credit2019-12-28T20:56:27+00:00
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