Suppose a regular customer is experiencing economic difficulties. You've let that customer slide on several invoices, but now you're concerned you may never be paid. Should you aggressively pursue collection efforts or continue to gently remind the customer about the unpaid bills?
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?
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Q: I took out loans for college and grad school several years ago that I'm still paying off. My accountant says the interest isn't deductible in my situation. Is that true? L.G., New York
Suppose you're staring down the barrel of a big estimated-tax payment coming due this year. You can lower that payment and avoid a penalty. How? If you can't bring Mohammed to the mountain, bring the mountain to Mohammed.
Q: I expect to receive a settlement from a securities firm relating to my IRA investments. Can I transfer the funds back into my IRA? K.H., Montclair, N.J.
Q: You recently said that miscellaneous itemized deductions include gambling losses. (See 10/17/05 issue.) But isn't that true only if the losses exceed the winnings? R.B.
The IRS just launched a new online information service that can help you comply with the complex tax rules and regulations for private foundations. (IRS internal release 2005-121)
The first shot in Washington's tax reform battle was fired earlier this month when the President's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform issued its long-awaited list of tax-simplification suggestions.
Q: I'm interested in the strategy you wrote about regarding collecting rent when you lease personal assets to your company. (See 10/17/05 issue.) If I rent assets to the company, am I then subject to Social Security tax on the net income? J.C.K., Hood River, Ore.
The IRS just updated its per-diem rates for business travelers. After inching up by just a few dollars the past few years, the new rates reflect double-digit increases for both "high" and "low" areas. (IRS revenue procedure 2005-67)
Estimated-tax penalties are equivalent to the interest you'd pay on tax underpayments.