Employees who are more physically fit are often more productive and less of a burden on your health-insurance plan. You can do your part by providing incentives to employees (including the top echelon) to exercise or pursue recreational activities.
Should we pay taxes on equipment purchased for a failed business?
Suppose one of your relatives—perhaps a favorite nephew or niece—needs money to help finance a new business. Naturally, you’d like to help out if you can. However, at the same time, you don’t want to “give away the farm” without any assurances.
Does your small company sell products or services over the Internet? If so, make sure you enter the vast world of cybersales with your eyes wide open. Specifically, be aware that you could be responsible for collecting sales tax from online sales.
Can I deduct parking tickets as a business expense?
Should I worry about the IRS auditing me because I claim home-office deductions?
Do I need to file a tax return for my infant daughter if we have money and mutual funds in her name?
Are you sitting on a potential small fortune in stocks or real estate? Or maybe you own a business interest that you’re planning to sell at a tidy sum. You’ll have to pay the tax piper one way or another through income tax, estate tax or gift tax … or some combination of all three.
Despite some huffing and puffing last year, Congress made no major changes in the federal estate-tax law. For now, the law remains the same, but it still includes important changes for 2006.
For the first time, U.S. businesses will be able to write off expenses
related to “qualified domestic production activities.” The so-called
“manufacturing deduction” (or Sect. 199 deduction) is available even to
many companies that wouldn’t normally consider themselves
“manufacturers,” maybe even yours.