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20 09, 2018

Reasonable Compensation and S Corporations

By |2018-09-20T16:59:15+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights:   Payroll Taxes Corporate Officers Employees of a Corporation Reasonable Salaries Factors Flow-Through Deductions Wage Limitations Unlike a C corporation, which itself pays the tax on its taxable income, an S corporation does not directly pay taxes on its income; instead, its income, losses, deductions, and credits are distributed across its shareholders’ individual [...]

18 09, 2018

Disabled Taxpayer Tax Benefits

By |2018-09-18T19:17:03+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights:   Increased Standard Deduction Tax-Exempt Income Impairment-Related Work Expenses Financially Disabled Earned Income Tax Credit Child or Dependent Care Credit Special Medical Deductions Qualified Medicaid Waiver Payments ABLE Accounts Taxpayers with disabilities may qualify for a number of tax credits and other tax benefits. Parents of children with disabilities may also qualify. Listed [...]

23 08, 2018

A Breakdown of the Proposed IRS 1040

By |2018-08-14T21:51:45+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights:   The New Draft 1040 Form Comparing the Old and New 1040 Forms The Same Two-Page Length Six Additional Schedules Other Income Adjustments to Income Additional Taxes Nonrefundable Credits Other Taxes Other Payments and Refundable Credits Foreign Addresses and Third-Party Designees New Pass-Through Deduction Remember the IRS’s promise about being able to file [...]

21 08, 2018

Did You Pay Too Much Tax in Prior Years?

By |2018-08-08T22:39:20+00:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights   Overlooking Tax Benefits Last Three Years Can Be Amended Sampling of Commonly Overlooked Benefits Professional Review Have you been preparing your own returns? If not, did you have someone prepare it who didn’t take the time to query you about possible tax deductions, credits or filing status options? If you answered either [...]

17 08, 2018

How Some High-Income Taxpayers Can Maximize the New 20% Pass-through Business Deduction

By |2018-08-08T22:41:54+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights:   20% Sec. 199A Pass-through Deduction Specified Service Business Limitations Taxable Income Limitations Wage Limitations Benefits of Being Organized as an S Corporation Taxpayers with higher 1040 taxable incomes who are self-employed but are not “specified service businesses” may find it beneficial to structure new businesses, or restructure an existing business, as an [...]

13 08, 2018

Clergy Tax Benefits Under Fire

By |2018-08-08T22:39:50+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights:   Parsonage Allowance Income Tax Exclusion Pending Court Case Tax Reform Suspension of Employee Business Expenses Self-Employment Tax Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code provides that a minister of the gospel’s gross income doesn’t include the rental value of a home (parsonage) provided; if the home itself isn’t provided, a rental allowance [...]

8 08, 2018

A Mid-Year Tax Checkup May Be Appropriate

By |2018-08-08T22:21:10+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights: Concerns About Proper Withholding Late IRS W-4 and Withholding Tables New W-4 Complications Self-employed Estimated Payments Events That Can Impact Taxes Taxes are similar to vehicles, in that they sometimes need a check-up to make sure they are performing as expected. That is especially true for 2018, with all of the changes brought [...]

1 08, 2018

Big Changes for Vehicle Tax Deductions

By |2018-07-24T18:21:36+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights:   Standard Mileage Rates Actual Expense Method Vehicle Depreciation Vehicle Interest Expenses Sale or Trade-in of a Business Vehicle Employees In the past, the business use of a vehicle was determined either by using the standard mileage rate for business or using actual expenses plus vehicle depreciation limited by the luxury auto caps. [...]

30 07, 2018

Is an Inheritance Taxable?

By |2018-07-24T18:15:14+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights: Estate Tax Estate Tax Exemption Fair Market Value at Date of Death Step-up in Basis Community Property Deferred Untaxed Income A frequent question is whether inheritances are taxable. This is a frequently misunderstood question related to taxation and can be complicated. When someone passes away, all of their assets will be subject to [...]

26 07, 2018

Taxation of Legal Settlements or Awards

By |2018-07-24T18:11:00+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Article Highlights: Physical Injury and Physical Sickness Wrongful Death Emotional Distress Previously Deducted Medical Expenses Employment Discrimination Age Discrimination Unpaid or Disputed Employment Earnings Interest Settlements Legal Costs The tax treatment of awards received as the result of a lawsuit could result in taxable or non-taxable income, depending upon a number of issues. The laws [...]