Why Some Business Owners Prefer Individual HSAs

Tax-favored Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Are More Popular Than Ever One reason: when enacted, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated all two-or-more-employee, small-business health plans that reimbursed individually purchased health insurance. The alternatives chosen by most business owners with fewer than 50 employees were to offer either: No health coverage, or HSAs in some form [...]

12 Answers to Questions on Proving Expenses for Business Travel

Q&A 1: Corporation or proprietorship?   Question. Are the business travel documentation rules different if I operate my business as a corporation versus as a proprietorship? Answer. Yes and no. Not different. Regarding deductions for lodging, meals, or other travel expenses, the rules governing receipts, business reasons, and canceled checks are the same for corporations, proprietorships, individuals, and employees. Different. If you operate as a corporation, the corporation is a separate legal entity from you. You are an employee of that corporation. To get the best tax results, you need the corporation to reimburse you for the travel expenses, or have the [...]

IRS warns of new scam involving unclaimed refunds

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are cautioning taxpayers and tax professionals to beware of a new scam in which fraudsters are sending out cardboard envelopes from a delivery service asking people to send photos and bank account information so they can receive an unclaimed tax refund. The envelope has a letter […]

PDF Guide: Four Powerful Tax Strategies for Charitable Giving

Supporting the causes you care about is a fulfilling way to make a difference. You get a bonus when your charitable donations create tax deductions. We designed our downloadable PDF guide to help you unlock the full potential of your tax savings. Inside the Free Report Here’s the table of contents from the free special […]

Helicopter View of 2023 Meals and Entertainment

The article discusses changes to the business meal deduction for the year 2023 and beyond. As of now, the deduction for business meals is only 50 percent—a significant change from the previous 100 percent deduction for business meals in and from restaurants, which was applicable only for the years 2021 and 2022. Additionally, many business-generating […]

2023 Health Insurance for S Corporation Owners: An Update

February 2023 If you operate your business as an S corporation, you continue to enjoy good news in 2023 when it comes to your health insurance. In this article, we give you the ins and outs of what you need to do with your S corporation to ensure your health insurance deductions and also avoid […]

Big Tax Changes To Know for 2023

Alert: A Massive New FinCEN Filing Requirement Is Coming The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a new law passed in 2021 that requires corporations, LLCs, and other business entities to provide information about their owners to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The CTA did not take effect immediately. Rather, Congress […]

$80 Billion to the IRS: What It Means for You

For the business owner and tax practitioner, the most important part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was not the tax credit for flashy new electric cars. It was something much more basic: a long-term budget commitment to help the struggling, failing IRS. The Inflation Reduction Act invests an additional $80 billion in the […]