2022 Last-Minute Year-End General Business Income Tax Deductions

Year-End General Business Income Tax Deductions

Business Income Tax Deductions The purpose of this blog is to get the IRS to owe you money. Of course, the IRS will not likely cut you a check for this money (although, in the right circumstances, that will happen), but you’ll realize the cash when you pay less in taxes. Here are six powerful […]

Act Now: Claim Your 2020 and 2021 Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

During 2020 and 2021, you may have qualified for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). With the ERC, you found (or could find) tax credits of up to $26,000 per employee. That’s a lot. With 10 employees, that’s $260,000. Key point. If you have not claimed the ERC, you can amend your 2020 and 2021 payroll […]

Act Now: Earn 9.62 Percent Tax-Deferred


Through October 2022, you can buy Series I bonds that pay 9.62 percent interest. And you receive that rate for six months from the time of purchase. What happens after that? On November 1, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department sets a new six-month rate equal to the fixed rate (currently zero) plus the Consumer Price […]

New Law: Business Tax Credits for Your Electric Vehicle Purchases

Business Tax Credits for Your Electric Vehicle Purchases

You may have heard that the newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act includes an expanded tax credit for electric vehicles.  Although this personal credit has gotten most of the publicity, the new law launched a new commercial clean vehicle credit—specifically for business-use electric vehicles. And it’s much better than the credit for personal-use electric vehicles. The […]

New Law: New and Improved Energy Tax Credits for Homeowners

Energy Tax Credits for Homeowners

The President signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on August 16, 2022. It contains some valuable tax credits for homeowners.  When it comes to taxes, nothing is better than a tax credit since it is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the taxes you must pay (unlike a tax deduction that only reduces your taxable income). […]

How Will You Deal with the New 62.5 Cents Mileage Rate?

IRS Increases Business Mileage Rate to 62.5 Cents

The IRS noticed that average gas prices across the United States exceeded $5.00 a gallon and took action. Small businesses that qualify to use and do use the standard mileage rate can deduct 62.5 cents per business mile from July 1through December 31, 2022. That’s up 4 cents a mile. This brings up a practical […]