Category: Taxes

Be Sharp and Get Prepared for Tax Season!

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President Start sharpening your axe now so that you are ready to file your 2020 taxes. Although tax season usually begins in late January, the IRS will begin accepting submissions on… Read More

Don’t Quarantine Yourself from the New PPP Loan

Perhaps you were reluctant to sign up for last spring’s PPP loan offering because the word “loan” came into play. Loans can be scary, especially when income may be questionable, as was the case in 2020. However, the big picture is that with a PPP loan, you will obtain tax-free money that, as a business… Read More

New Stimulus Plan Gives 1040 Tax Payers a Shot in the Arm

Upon Congress’s recent approval of a new stimulus bill, most of the attention has been centered on additional stimulus checks and new PPP loans to assist businesses. However, the typical American 1040 taxpayer who does not own a business will also receive some additional consideration. If you are able to put a few of these… Read More

More Tax Aid Was Signed Into Law on December 27

THE 2020 TAX SEASON IS A WILD RIDE! Continued considerations have been put into place to help Americans ease the pain of their 2020 tax burden. The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021 was signed into law by the President on December 27. It contains more COVID-19 relief provisions as well as tax provisions that you… Read More

Be Prepared for Another Round of Help!

As Congress continues to debate the framework of a $908 billion COVID economic relief plan, we are all hoping that additional aid may be on the way for small businesses. The Senate’s “Gang of 8” Proposal designates $300 billion to support small businesses with another round of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) funding and Economic Injury… Read More

Portfolio Gold Mine and Your 2020 Income Taxes

Did you know your stock market portfolio can be a “little goldmine of opportunities?” It can through the tax code’s offset game, including these basic rules: Avoid high taxes (up to 40.8%) on short-term capital gains and ordinary income, or Lower taxes to zero, or at least to 23.8% or less, by making profits subject… Read More

Last-Minute Tax Deductions

The purpose of this post is to get the IRS to owe you money. Of course, the IRS is not likely to cut you a check for this money (although in the right circumstances, that will happen), but you’ll realize the cash when you pay less in taxes. Here are seven powerful business tax deduction… Read More

Balancing Your Tax Plan Post-Election

Whether you have been glued to your screen during the election process or decided to shut it off and tune it out, the 2020 Presidential election’s outcome affects EVERYTHING. Including your tax plan. Although Biden is the president-elect, the results of which party controls the Senate won’t be finalized until 2021. History dictates that new… Read More

8 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Small Businesses

You still have time to make some tax moves before the year-end. Here’s a list of eight things we think are right for you. Claim bonus depreciation for 2020 asset additions, QIP expenditures, and for heavy SUV, pickup, or van Cash in on large Section 179 deduction rules Time income and deductions for tax savings… Read More

Employees Working and Living in Separate States?

Now is the time to prepare for how COVID-19 could impact your state tax payments come tax-return time. The tax nexus is based on where employees physically perform services (though other factors may apply). Some smaller companies may not want to — or simply cannot afford to — pay for a full nexus study to… Read More