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

 

Conducting Risk Assessments

Your auditor conducts an updated risk assessment every year when preparing financial statements. Learn how CPAs factor risk assessments into their audit procedures. 3-Prong Assessment Audit risk is a combination of three components: Control risk. …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

 

Abstract:   Using a calendar year as a company’s tax year is often the simplest approach. But for businesses whose primary operating season doesn’t fall neatly within a single calendar year, choosing a fiscal year end …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

 

The tax treatment of fringe benefits varies. Many types are tax-free to employees, but the TCJA has changed the tax treatment of some benefits. Here’s what small businesses need to know. Insurance Businesses can provide …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