If you’re a business owner working from home or an entrepreneur with a home-based side gig, you may qualify for valuable home office deductions. But not everyone who works from home gets the tax break.… Read More »Home sweet home: Do you qualify for office deductions?
The business entity you choose can affect your taxes, your personal liability and other issues. A limited liability company (LLC) is somewhat of a hybrid entity in that it can be structured to resemble a… Read More »Why an LLC might be the best choice of entity for your business
When a married couple files a joint tax return, each spouse is “jointly and severally” liable for the full amount of tax on the couple’s combined income. Therefore, the IRS can come after either spouse… Read More »An “innocent spouse” may be able to escape tax liability
Many construction businesses are structured as C corporations. If that’s the case for your company, you’re probably aware that C corporations usually prefer to classify payments to owners as tax-deductible wages because it lowers corporate… Read More »Is your construction company a C corporation? Beware of “unreasonable” compensation
As you’re aware, certain employers are required to report information related to their employees’ health coverage. Does your business have to comply, and if so, what must be done? Basic rules Certain employers with 50… Read More »Is your business required to report employee health coverage?
If you don’t have enough federal tax withheld from your paychecks and other payments, you may have to make estimated tax payments. This is the case if you receive interest, dividends, self-employment income, capital gains… Read More »Estimated tax payments: Who owes them and when is the next one due?
Your neighborhood ice cream shoppe no doubt operates under a simple fixed price, point-of-sale billing method. Construction companies don’t have it so easy. Because of the project-based, decentralized nature of construction work, contractors need to… Read More »5 common billing methods in the construction industry
These days, most businesses have websites. But surprisingly, the IRS hasn’t issued formal guidance on when website costs can be deducted. Fortunately, established rules that generally apply to the deductibility of business costs provide business… Read More »How to treat business website costs for tax purposes
When you filed your federal tax return this year, were you surprised to find you owed money? You might want to change your withholding so that this doesn’t happen again next year. You might even… Read More »Is your withholding adequate? Here’s how to check
Sometimes, bigger isn’t better: Your small- or medium-sized business may be eligible for some tax breaks that aren’t available to larger businesses. Here are some examples. 1. QBI deduction For 2018 through 2025, the qualified… Read More »Three tax breaks for small businesses
When you take withdrawals from your traditional IRA, you probably know that they’re taxable. But there may be a penalty tax on early withdrawals depending on how old you are when you take them and… Read More »How to avoid the early withdrawal tax penalty on IRA distributions
A high bonding capacity is a strategic objective of many construction businesses. Knowing you can get the necessary underwriting from your surety gives you the freedom to bid on jobs well suited to your strengths… Read More »Give your construction company’s bonding capacity a solid foundation