US Economy Post Midterm Polls

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We are in the midst of challenging times with a few predicting a looming economic crisis and some experts expressing that we are already in recession after two tough consecutive quarters. There seems to be no quick fix in sight. If the Ukraine crisis added to the global financial, energy and food supply woes, the […]

$80 Billion to the IRS: What It Means for You


You may have noticed that the IRS is in a bad way.  It has a backlog of millions of unprocessed paper tax returns, and taxpayers can’t get through to the agency on the phone. Congress noticed and took action by passing a massive funding of the IRS in the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act. The […]

2022 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

2022 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes Here’s an easy question: Do you need more 2022 tax deductions? If yes, continue reading.  Next easy question: Do you need a replacement business vehicle?  If yes, you can simultaneously solve or mitigate the first problem (needing more deductions) and the second problem (needing a replacement vehicle) […]

2022 Last-Minute Year-End Retirement Deductions

Retirement Tax Deductions

Last Minute Tax Deductions Retirement Deductions The clock continues to tick. Your retirement is one year closer. You have time before December 31 to take steps that will help you fund the retirement you desire. Here are four things to consider. 1. Establish Your 2022 Retirement Plan First, a question: Do you have your (or […]

2022 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Strategies for Your Stock Portfolio


Last-Minute Year-End Tax Planning Strategies When you take advantage of the tax code’s offset game, your stock market portfolio can represent a little gold mine of opportunities to reduce your 2022 income taxes.  The tax code contains the basic rules for this game, and once you know the rules, you can apply the correct strategies.  […]

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 […]