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10Jun

TCJA Allows Bonus Depreciation on Purchase of Leased Vehicle

Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), your purchase of the vehicle you were leasing did not qualify for either Section 179 expensing or bonus depreciation. But times have changed. The TCJA made two changes that mean 100 percent bonus depreciation is available on the vehicle you lease and then purchase, regardless of whether

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09Jun

New IRS FAQs on Qualified Business Deductions

On April 11, likely after you filed your tax return, the IRS updated its Section 199A (Qualified Business Deductions)  frequently asked questions (FAQs) by increasing the number of questions and answers from 12 to 33. The IRS often publishes FAQs on its website to help educate you on various tax law provisions. Section 199A is

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09Jun

Backdoor Roth IRA Opportunities Still Available After TCJA

Good news. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) did not harm the backdoor Roth strategy. As you may know, the Roth IRA is a terrific way to grow your wealth with a minimum tax downside because you pay the taxes up front and then, with the proper holding period, pay no taxes after that.

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April-Tax Saving Tips

Good News: Most Rentals Likely Qualify as Section 199A Businesses The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform added new tax code Section 199A, which created a 20 percent tax deduction possibility for you if your rental property (a) has profits and (b) can qualify as a trade or business. As the law now stands,

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17Mar

Tax Reform Creates Big Headaches for Loans to Your Corporation

Making loans to your corporation became more hazardous 33 years ago with the Tax Reform Act of 1986. That was pretty awful. But the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform made things worse for tax years 2018 through 2025. If you operate your business as a corporation, you need to know how the

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17Mar

Small Business Financial Spring Cleaning

As Spring finally arrives after the long winter, we tend to think about spring cleaning tasks in our homes and gardens, but do we think about our finances?  Here are a few suggestions for your financial Spring-cleaning list. Set Some Goals: We normally think about setting goals as a New Year’s resolution sort of thing,

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11Mar

Tax-Saving Tips

Check out these 4 great Tax Saving Tips Tip #1:  When the Second Office in the Home Is a Principal Place of Business When possible, you want to claim that your office in your home qualifies as a principal place of business because this classification gives you the home-office deduction, and eliminates commuting from your

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02Mar

Tax Reform Sticks it to Business Start-Ups That Lose Money

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) tax reform added an amazing limit on larger business losses that can attack you where it hurts—right in your cash flow. And this new law works in some unusual ways that can tax you even when you have no real income for the year. When you know how read more

15Feb

Rental Properties and the Safe Harbor

The Section 199A 20% tax deduction is a gift from lawmakers. Literally, you don’t earn this deduction; it’s simply there for you if you qualify. Under the trade or business rule, your rental property profits can create the deduction. And now, under an alternative rule, you can use the newly created IRS safe harbor to

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2018 Tax Resource Guide

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed a lot of things about our taxes. What changed for Unmarried Individuals?  How about C Corp Tax Rates?  Are you thinking about an Estate or Trust?  What happened to those rates?  Capital Gains and Retirement Plans were affected, too.  Were yours?  Even your vehicle! Here’s a useful guide

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