Small Business Tax Deduction Strategies

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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Real estate remains rock-solid in this economy. If you bought property years ago, you may be sitting on a gold mine. Of course, when you finally sell, you could face a whopping tax bill, too.

Q: Several years ago, I bought a condo with my "significant other" (we weren't married) on a 50/50 percent basis. Now, we've split up, and we're selling the place. Can we both elect the maximum home-sale exclusion? K.H., New York City

Q: I'm trying to plan out some equipment purchases. I know the expensing limit for business is higher than it's ever been. But isn't that figure supposed to fall way back in 2010 under the law's "sunset" provision? D.R., Vero Beach, Fla.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last month to take up cases that could affect your payroll practices under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), particularly if you employ people who must ...
Issue: A new IRS ruling says signing bonuses and early-termination payments are considered taxable wages.
Risk: Overlooking that decision can trigger compensation problems or IRS penalties.
Action: Take this ...
Issue: Your policy of periodically deleting business e-mail.
Risk: Courts could penalize your organization if it deletes e-mail messages that relate to a potential lawsuit.
Action: Alert IT to ...
You may be surprised to know that U.S. businesses lose an average of 6 percent of their annual revenues to employee fraud and theft, and smaller businesses are even more vulnerable. So, instead of just trying to shield your organization from outside intruders, you may want to focus security efforts equally (if not more) on [...]
Issue: Web-based payroll services for small businesses offer more features than ever, and at better prices.
Benefit: Save HR time and cut your administrative costs.
Action: Look into the ...
Last month, California software firm Hyperion began offering
its employees $5,000 toward the purchase of gas/electric hybrid vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight. The 1,500-employee company budgeted ...
A little-noticed provision in the new tax law will benefit employers who are looking to settle discrimination lawsuits for the lowest possible amount.
Victorious plaintiffs in discrimination cases can now ...
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