Businesses and Rentals Existing on Jan. 1 Trigger FinCEN Filings

BOI Reporting

For existing businesses, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) has come into force as of January 1, 2024, and imposes a brand-new federal filing requirement on most corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships and on certain other business entities.  No later than December 31, 2024, all non-exempt business entities must file a beneficial owner information […]

Create Tax-Free Fringe Benefit Deductions for your Smartphone

Create Tax-Free Fringe Benefit Deductions for your Smartphone

I hope you can benefit from this fringe benefit opportunity related to business smartphones.  The IRS allows businesses to provide smartphones and tablets such as iPads as a tax-free fringe benefit, simplifying tax implications and eliminating the need for detailed usage records. Eligibility. This benefit applies to corporations, partnerships, and other entities, and it can […]

Tax Rules for Providing Free Meals and/or Lodging to Employees

Tax Rules for Providing Free Meals and or Lodging to Employees

If you’re wondering about tax-free treatment for employer-provided meals and lodging, you may find the following overview helpful. Under Section 119 of the Internal Revenue Code, businesses can offer employees tax-free meals and/or lodging, provided they meet certain conditions. Tax-free means that such benefits are not subject to federal income tax for the employee, nor […]

Young Adults Should Take Advantage of IRAs

Young Adults Should Take Advantage of IRAs

As we navigate the complexities of financial planning, one opportunity stands out for young adults: individual retirement accounts (IRAs). With the 2023 tax-year contributions deadline fast approaching, on April 15, 2024, now is the perfect time to consider how you can leverage an IRA. Traditional and Roth IRAs: A Brief Overview Both traditional and Roth […]

Q&A: Deducting a loss from an Airbnb Bedroom Rental

Q&A Deducting a loss from an Airbnb Bedroom Rental

When you rent a bedroom in your home and that rental unit creates a tax loss, can you deduct the loss? Yes, if you meet the four technical requirements listed below: You used the bedroom as a hotel unit because it was regularly available on a vacation rental site like Airbnb for occupancy by paying […]

2023 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

2023 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

Here’s an easy question: Do you need more 2023 tax deductions? If the answer is yes, continue reading. Next easy question: Do you need a replacement business vehicle?  If so, you can simultaneously solve or mitigate the first problem (needing more deductions) and the second problem (needing a replacement vehicle) if you can get your […]

2023 Last-Minute Section 199A Tax Reduction Strategies

199A tax reduction strategies

Remember to consider your Section 199A deduction in your year-end tax planning. If you don’t, you could end up with an undesirable $0 for your deduction amount.Here are three possible year-end moves that could, in the right circumstances, simultaneously (a) reduce your income taxes and (b) boost your Section 199A deduction. First Things First If […]

2023 Last-Minute Year-End General Business Income Tax Deductions

2023 Last-Minute Year-End General Business Income Tax Deductions

Here are six powerful business tax deduction strategies you can easily understand and implement before the end of 2023.  1. Prepay Expenses Using the IRS Safe Harbor You just have to thank the IRS for its tax-deduction safe harbors. IRS regulations contain a safe-harbor rule that allows cash-basis taxpayers to prepay and deduct qualifying expenses […]

2023 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Strategies for Your Stock Portfolio

2023 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Strategies For Your Stock Portfolio

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 2023 income taxes. The tax code contains the basic rules for this game, and once you know the rules, you can apply the correct strategies. Here’s the basic gist: Avoid […]

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 […]