2023 Last-Minute Year-End Retirement Deductions

2023 Last-Minute Year-End 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 five things to consider. 1. Establish Your 2023 Retirement Plan First, a question: Do you have your (or your corporation’s) retirement plan in place?   […]

Want to Leave the U.S.? You May Have to Pay These Taxes

Want to leave the US

When you leave the U.S. to live in another country, you essentially have two choices from a tax perspective, both of which can cost you a pretty penny.  First, you can simply leave the country and take up residence elsewhere. But if you choose this option, beware: the U.S. continues to tax you on your […]

Defining “Real Estate Investor” and “Real Estate Dealer”

Real Estate Tax Planning

I have great news! You can have in your real estate portfolio both investor and dealer properties. This distinction is significant for tax purposes.   Here’s a snapshot of the potential tax differences:   Suppose you profit $90,000 from a property sale:   As a dealer, your tax could be up to $46,017 if you’re […]

Act Now! Get Your Safe-Harbor Expensing in Place

Safe Harbor for business

For 2024, you can elect the de minimis safe harbor to expense assets costing $2,500 or less ($5,000 with audited financial statements or similar). The term “safe harbor” means that the IRS will accept your expensing of the qualified assets if you properly abided by the safe harbor rules. The de minimis safe harbor, when […]

Test Your Tax IQ: Deducting More Than One Business Vehicle

Business tax planning

Contrary to popular belief, the IRS does not limit business owners to claiming deductions on only one business vehicle. You might maximize tax benefits by using multiple vehicles for business purposes. This is particularly true when you use the vehicles predominantly (more than 50 percent) for business,  you drive more business miles than your spouse, […]

Claim Your Overlooked 2020 COVID Sick and Family Leave Credits

COVID Sick and Family Credits

I am writing about potential COVID-19 sick and family leave tax credits you may have overlooked on your 2020 tax return. You might be eligible for up to $15,110 in tax credits, and the good news is it’s not too late to claim them. If you’re self-employed or running a corporation, there’s a chance you […]

It’s Not Too Late: Qualify Now for Your 2020 and 2021 ERC Money


I am writing about a significant opportunity for your business to qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).  As we are in 2023, you still have the chance to qualify for the ERC for the 2020 and 2021 calendar years and potentially recover a substantial amount of money. The ERC is a refundable tax credit […]

Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles: The Latest from the IRS

Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles

The IRS recently issued new guidance on electric vehicles. There are four ways you can potentially benefit from a federal tax credit for an EV you place in service in 2023 or later:  Purchase an EV, and claim the clean vehicle credit. Lease an EV, and benefit from the lessor’s EV discount. Purchase a used […]