Q: I heard that the increased Section 179 allowance goes away in 2004. Is that true? V.C.R., Miami, Fla.
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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Did you receive a state or local tax refund in 2003?
Q: I own a residential real estate building that I bought in 1995. The building is 40 years old and needs a new roof. If I have a new roof installed this year, can I deduct the entire cost in 2004? M.S., Raleigh, N.C.
If you're like most married taxpayers, you'll sit down to your 1040 this year and dutifully check off the "Married filing jointly" box without a moment's thought.
If you're renewing your business insurance or changing carriers soon, do some smart, advance planning to earn a good inspection rating. Don't fear such an inspection; it can reduce your premiums 5 to 10 percent.
Tap into your IRA without penalty pain
Give boost to house-buying child
Unlock tax break for Roth IRAs
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
Q: My son just started a new job where he's required to wear a suit and tie. Since he had to buy several new suits for this position, can he deduct the cost. G.R., Islip, N.Y.
Donations to charities offer tax savings as well as the chance to support your favorite cause. But don't let a charity use your money for causes you don't support. A bit of advance planning can make sure your dollars go where you want.