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Business Owners—Taking Money Out of a Business

Business Owners—Taking Money Out of a Business

Business Owners - Taking Money Out of a Business When taking money out of a business, transactions must be carefully structured to avoid unwanted tax consequences or damage to the business entity. Business owners should follow the advice of a tax professional to make...

Inventory/ Cost of Goods Sold

Inventory/ Cost of Goods Sold

Inventory An inventory is necessary to clearly show income when the production, purchase, or sale of merchandise is an income-producing factor. If a taxpayer must account for an inventory, the accrual method of accounting must be used for purchases and sales, unless...

Be Aware of Tax Issues While Working Abroad

Be Aware of Tax Issues While Working Abroad

Here are three quick things to know about working abroad. Issue 1: Section 199A To qualify for the Section 199A deduction, your business income must be effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States. The preamble to the proposed...

Household Employees

Household Employees

Household Employees If you have a household employee, you may need to withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes(FICA), pay federal unemployment tax (FUTA), or both. Workers Who Are Household Employees A household employee is an employee hired to perform work...

How Corporations Reduce IRS Audits of Home-Office Deductions

How Corporations Reduce IRS Audits of Home-Office Deductions

If you filed your business income and expenses as a proprietor in 2017 and reported $100,000 or more in gross receipts, your chances of IRS audit were 2.4 percent (2017 returns are still open for audit, so the percentage could increase). Had you reported this income...

Take Advantage of the 199A Deduction for 2019

Take Advantage of the 199A Deduction for 2019

Take Advantage of the 199A Deduction for 2019 If you operate your business as a pass-through entity, such as a proprietorship, partnership, or S corporation, the profits of that business can generate the Section 199A tax deduction. No-Problem Businesses You qualify...

Make the RMD from Your Traditional IRA Tax-Free

Make the RMD from Your Traditional IRA Tax-Free

Once you turn age 70 1/2, the tax code mandates that you withdraw a tax code–defined required minimum distribution (RMD) from your traditional IRA. But by using the RMD or other IRA distribution with a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), you can eliminate the RMD...

Beware: IRS Error in Rental Property Deduction Publication

Beware: IRS Error in Rental Property Deduction Publication

Beware: IRS Error in Rental Property Deduction Publication Here’s a heads-up on mortgage insurance. Personal Residence Mortgage Insurance The deduction for mortgage insurance on a qualified residence ended on December 31, 2017. But don’t give up on the deduction. The...

Creating More Business Meal Tax Deductions After the TCJA

Creating More Business Meal Tax Deductions After the TCJA

You are going to like these rules. Restaurants and Bars Question 1. If, for business reasons, you take a customer to breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a restaurant or hotel, or to a bar for a few drinks, but you do not discuss business, can you deduct the costs of the...

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