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 […]

$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 […]

Update 105-HRAs, MSAs, and FSAs to Allow Over-the- Counter Drugs

Here’s good news. The CARES Act reinstated the ability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to reimburse and deduct the cost of over-the-counter drugs and added a new deduction for menstrual care products. The changes apply retroactively (yes, retroactively) to amounts paid after December 31, 2019. Business Wins As you likely know, individual taxpayers who itemize […]

More on Earning 9.62 Percent Tax-Deferred

You may remember from last month’s article that you can buy from now through October 31, 2022, Series I bonds from the U.S Treasury that pay 9.62 percent tax-deferred interest. If you buy now, you earn that 9.62 percent for six months, guaranteed. At the end of six months, the Treasury Department adds the interest […]

Self-Employment: Quick and Dirty Guide to Tax Issues and Savings

Are you considering joining the Great Resignation and becoming self-employed to be in charge of yourself? Yes? Okay, but before leaping, consider the tax implications. This self-employment thing may not be as rosy as it appears. Here’s the big picture. Don’t Believe the Hype Despite what some may believe, becoming self-employed won’t allow you to […]

When Your Income Is Subject to Self-Employment Taxes

Self-employment taxes are to individual business owners what payroll taxesare to employers and employees. They fund Social Security and Medicare. All individuals with self-employment income must pay self-employmenttaxes, regardless of their age. When business owners reach retirement age,they’ll be able to collect Social Security and Medicare A (hospital insurance)benefits if they paid self-employment taxes for […]

Home-Office Deduction If You Operate as a Corporation

Question What does the IRS audit manual say about the home office for an individual who operates his or her business as a corporation? Answer You will be interested in two boilerplate explanations from the Internal Revenue Manual that examiners use to explain why the IRS is denying the home-office deduction:1 We [the IRS] have […]

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