If you’re self-employed and don’t have withholding from paychecks, you probably have to make estimated tax payments. These payments must be sent to the IRS on a quarterly basis. The fourth 2020 estimated tax payment… Read More »The next estimated tax deadline is January 15 if you have to make a payment
Are you considering replacing a car that you’re using in your business? There are several tax implications to keep in mind. A cap on deductions Cars are subject to more restrictive tax depreciation rules than… Read More »Drive more savings to your business with the heavy SUV tax break
You may be able to deduct some of your medical expenses, including prescription drugs, on your federal tax return. However, the rules make it hard for many people to qualify. But with proper planning, you… Read More »Can you qualify for a medical expense tax deduction?
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic impact have hurt many companies, especially small businesses. However, for others, the jarring challenges this year have created opportunities and accelerated changes that were probably going to occur all… Read More »Should you add a technology executive to your staff?
If you own a business, you may wonder if you’re eligible to take the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. Sometimes this is referred to as the pass-through deduction or the Section 199A deduction. The QBI… Read More »The QBI deduction basics and a year-end tax tip that might help you qualify
Contributing to a tax-advantaged retirement plan can help you reduce taxes and save for retirement. If your employer offers a 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plan, contributing to it is a smart way to build a… Read More »Maximize your 401(k) plan to save for retirement
It’s been estimated that there are roughly 5 million family-owned businesses in the United States. Annually, these companies make substantial contributions to both employment figures and the gross domestic product. If you own a family business,… Read More »Family business owners must weave together succession and estate planning
Are you thinking about selling stock shares at a loss to offset gains that you’ve realized during 2020? If so, it’s important not to run afoul of the “wash sale” rule. IRS may disallow the… Read More »Steer clear of the wash sale rule if you’re selling stock by year end
As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to think about whether your business needs to buy business equipment and other depreciable property. If so, you may benefit from the Section… Read More »Small businesses: Cash in on depreciation tax savers
The year 2020 has taught businesses many lessons. The sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by drastic changes to the economy have forced companies to alter the size of their workforces, restructure work environments… Read More »Lessons of 2020: Change management
S corporations can provide tax advantages over C corporations in the right circumstances. This is true if you expect that the business will incur losses in its early years because shareholders in a C corporation… Read More »The importance of S corporation basis and distribution elections