The next time you order checks, have them imprinted with your first initial instead of your first name (e.g., G. Bush), suggests Commercial Law Bulletin.
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.
If parking space is at a premium near your building, you may pay for employees to park their cars in a nearby garage or lot.
If you set up a qualified fringe benefit plan, your company can deduct those parking costs, and the benefit is tax-free to the employees. Unfortunately, your company may pay a pretty penny for its local parking privileges.
In a competitive business environment, your company may be hard-pressed to keep up with the Joneses. Often, that requires sinking extra cash into research that may or may not result in profitable products.
File more business tax forms electronically.
IRS shifting jobs from clerical to crackdown.
Educate yourself on Health Savings Accounts.
Q: In 2003, I started a sideline business selling items on eBay. If my regular salary at work exceeds the Social Security tax wage base, do I have to pay self-employment tax on my eBay earnings? S.J.S., via e-mail
Q: I'm in the middle a dispute about a landscaping bill. The other day, someone from the landscaping company called my company and asked to speak to my boss. Is that legal? C.N., Glen Burnie, Md.
Q: You wrote a story that said any mortgage interest for periods of "personal use" of a rental property is deemed personal interest and therefore nondeductible. (See 10/6/03 issue.) But couldn't that personal portion be treated as "second residence" mortgage interest and therefore be deducted? J.W., via e-mail
The IRS turns a skeptical eye toward what it deems "unreasonable compensation" paid to C corp owner-executives. The taxman can decide your salary is too large and label part of it as a nondeductible dividend.
Tax-free is always better than tax deferred. So if you stashed your retirement funds in a Roth IRA account, you can collect tax-free cash while enjoying your retirement.
Q: My C corporation sold a long-term gain property this past summer. The gain amounted to $24,000 (rounded off). Do we benefit from the reduction in capital gains rates? O.T., Cincinnati, Ohio