Is Your Sideline Activity a Business or a Hobby? Do you have a sideline activity that you think of as a business? From this sideline activity, are you claiming tax losses on your Form 1040? Will the IRS consider your sideline a business and allow your loss deductions? The IRS likes to claim that money-losing […]
Amplified: 10 Tax Strategies for S Corporations: What, How, Where
Make Extra “Catch-Up” Contributions to Retirement Accounts: We Quantify the Benefit
After reaching age 50, you can make additional “catch-up” contributions to certain types of tax-advantaged retirement accounts. For the 2021 tax year, this opportunity is available if you’ll be age 50 or older on Friday, December 31, 2021. Specifically, with an employer-sponsored 401(k), 403(b), 457, or SIMPLE plan, you can make extra salary-reduction catch-up contributions […]
You Took Coronavirus-Related IRA Money Last Year: What Now?
If you’re a traditional IRA owner who was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic last year (2020), you may have been eligible to takea tax-favored coronavirus-related distribution from a traditional IRA.If so, that privilege was thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).In this analysis, we will call these tax-favored traditional […]
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit rewards your good deeds
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit rewards your good deeds. And now, because of new legislation, the rules are in place for longer than usual. If you need to hire workers in your business, this dollar-for-dollar reducer of your taxes is one to know about. Suppose your business hires a member of a targeted group. In […]