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?

Let Business Management Daily help you get each and every rental property depreciation credit and business tax deduction you’re entitled to.

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The cost of gas continues to skyrocket in many parts of the country, reaching a record national average of $1.75 per gallon at the start of April. Most expensive state: California. Least expensive: Georgia and South Carolina.

If you're required to file your payroll taxes electronically, don't quibble with the IRS, even if you're more comfortable walking a check to the bank.

If you're an owner/executive of a C corporation, it's time to sit down with your tax adviser to see if your compensation passes IRS muster.

One of the good things about owning a business is that you can give yourself some nice perks, like a company car. This Special Report explains strategies to: (1) minimize the tax hit on corporate-owned cars provided to you and other key employees and (2) maximize the tax savings for your corporation.

Uncle Sam often examines deductible travel expenses through a magnifying glass. So both employers and employees must meet strict recordkeeping rules—or face the consequences.

Q: I thought I read in your publication recently that I would be entitled to certain tax deductions not normally allowed if I was a corporate officer living next door to my business. Is this correct? P.B.W., Grantville, Pa.

Q: Our small company does not have a retirement plan. Can the company contribute to a Roth IRA on my behalf if I'm one of the company principals? P.H., Columbia, Md.

Q: As always, I mailed my 2003 tax return as soon as possible. But soon after I mailed it, my broker sent me a corrected Form 1099 that restated dividend income. Do I have to file an amended return, even though it was the brokerage firm's error? K.R., Crawfordsville, Ind.

Many people thought their estate-tax worries were over once President Bush signed estate-tax relief in 2001. The law gradually increases the amount of your estate that's exempt from federal estate taxes, then eliminates the tax in 2010, before the tax comes roaring back to life in 2011 (unless Congress extends the relief law).

If you're like most high-income taxpayers, you probably use your home PC to help manage your investments. But unless you're a highly active trader and your investment activity constitutes a bona fide business, your depreciation deductions for the machine are severely limited.

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