The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act expanded the eligibility of the cash method for businesses. Usually, if a business’s receivables exceed its payables, the cash method of accounting will allow more income to be deferred …Read More

 

Paying your taxes is serious—and the government wants you to know it. For the first time in years, Minnesota and Wisconsin now have a permanent director in the U.S. Attorney’s office dedicated to fighting tax …Read More

 

Investing in business assets is a traditional and powerful year-end tax planning strategy, and it might make even more sense in 2018. Sec. 179 expensing and bonus depreciation both allow an immediate deduction for the …Read More

 

TCJA Provisions: Research Credit May Be Available

If your company engages in qualified research activities, revisit the research credit to be sure you’re taking full advantage of its benefits. Changes under the TCJA could make the credit more valuable and/or available for …Read More

 

It’s getting to be that time of the year to review your business’s expenses for deductibility. The deductibility of certain expenses is obvious, while in other cases it’s unclear. And the TCJA affects many business …Read More

 

Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Worker Classification Matters Many employers mistakenly believe that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors doesn’t really matter, so long as the contractors satisfy all of their tax obligations. This couldn’t …Read More

 

Tax reform has opened the door for more companies to use the simpler cash method of accounting. Small businesses tend to convert to accrual-basis reporting vs. cash for federal tax purposes. While simpler is often …Read More

 

A cost segregation study can accelerate depreciation deductions Businesses that acquire, construct or substantially improve a building — or did so in previous years — should consider a cost segregation study. These studies combine accounting …Read More

 

The effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has a simple but large impact on the Estate Tax world. The federal exemption increased from $5.49 million per person in 2017, to $11,180,000 in …Read More

 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has narrowed the range of who can claim the home office deduction. But certain business owners and self-employed taxpayers may still be eligible depending on how you use your …Read More