Small Business Tax
Section 179 vehicles should be a key part of your small business tax deduction strategies. Can Section 179 property fit in with your business tax strategies?
Let Business Management Daily help you get each and every rental property depreciation credit and business tax deduction you’re entitled to.
The so-called passive activity loss rules limit the write-offs that certain real estate investors are able to claim. Now, the same investors could get socked by the new 3.8% Medicare surtax on their net rental income. But a real estate professional isn’t restricted by the PAL rules and their rental income generally isn’t subject to the new surtax.
Q. Are the new rules for flexible spending accounts retroactive to 2013?
On Jan. 9, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson delivered her annual report to Congress. Central to Olson’s theme this year was a renewed call for a comprehensive “Taxpayer Bill of Rights,” modeled after the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.
Are you at loggerheads with the IRS over a tax return from years ago? It may be weighing on your mind, but there’s a way you can put the matter to rest for good.
Do you think it was difficult to qualify for medical expense deductions in the past? It’s harder than ever due to new rules taking effect on 2013 returns.
Typically, a married couple benefits from filing a joint tax return, but not always. In some limited cases, you may do better overall by filing separate returns.
The latest “newfangled” retirement plan being pushed by the IRS is the Roth 401(k) plan. Typically, a company will add the Roth feature to an existing traditional 401(k) plan. The IRS has issued new guidance on in-plan Roth 401(k) rollovers.
If you’re starting your annual spring cleaning soon, don’t toss out items such as used clothing, toys and furniture. Strategy: Donate them to charity instead. That way, you’re entitled to a deduction based on the fair market value of the property.
Q. How can I convince my 25-year-old daughter that it’s better to itemize than take the standard deduction?
Q. If we move a business lunch from a country club to a restaurant, can our business deduct the full cost?