Monthly Archives: May 2016

Employers, Don’t Miss the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Through 2019, employers who hire individuals from targeted groups are qualified to claim the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC). The credit is elective, and if claimed it reduces the employer's wage deduction dollar for dollar. The credit is a percentage of the employee’s first-year wages, generally up to $6,000 per eligible employee, paid during the [...]

By |2016-05-27T23:46:06-07:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employers, Don’t Miss the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Big Business Write-Offs Available

With the enactment of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, Congress made two significant business-friendly changes in the tax law, extending bonus depreciation and making the Section 179 deduction’s higher expensing amount permanent. This article examines these changes so that you can take full advantage of them in your trade or business. Section [...]

By |2016-11-23T22:45:40-08:00May 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Big Business Write-Offs Available

Oops, Did You Forget Something on a Tax Return?

If you have already filed your tax return and overlooked an item of income or forgot to claim a deduction or credit, it is not too late! An amended return can be filed to correct an already filed tax return. Failing to report an item of income will most certainly generate an IRS inquiry, which [...]

By |2016-05-17T23:19:40-07:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oops, Did You Forget Something on a Tax Return?

Time-Share Use as a Charitable Contribution

If you have ever attended a charity auction, it is not uncommon to see a week’s use of a time-share included in the items donated for auction. The time-share owners who donate these weeks generally do so in anticipation of being able to take charitable donation deduction on their tax returns. How does one determine [...]

By |2016-11-23T22:45:40-08:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Charitable Donations, Tax Deductions, Time Shares|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Time-Share Use as a Charitable Contribution

May 2016 Individual Due Dates

May 10 - Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during April, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than May 10th. Your employer is required to withhold FICA taxes and income tax withholding [...]

By |2016-05-05T18:10:54-07:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Tax Due Dates|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on May 2016 Individual Due Dates
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