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.
Q. I converted part of an IRA to a Roth in 2013. Is the conversion income subject to the new Medicare surtax? J.S.L., Boise, Idaho
If you’re short on cash to fund an IRA contribution this year, Uncle Sam may effectively lend you the money. Strategy: Use your federal income tax refund to fund an IRA contribution.
New proposed regulations would settle a tax controversy involving the treatment of amortizable partnership start-up costs after a “technical termination” of the partnership.
Introduce your offspring to the retirement saver’s credit. This underpublicized tax break can provide a big boost for lower-income wage-earners.
Even with the generous $5 million estate tax exemption under current law (indexed to $5.25 million for 2013 and $5.34 million for 2014), some heirs will still be walloped by the federal estate tax. When the tax applies, the rate is a flat 40%. Strategy: Use the installment method for paying estate tax.
Suppose that a family member has to move into an assisted living facility (ALF). Although nursing expenses are generally deductible as medical expenses, the lines can get blurred.
If you started a new business venture in 2013, you may be in line for a special tax break for entrepreneurs. Strategy: Realize a fast write-off for “start-up costs.”
Q. Didn’t the 2013 tax law finally eliminate the alternative minimum tax? R.B., Philadelphia
Q. I’m going to donate a kidney to charity. Can I claim a charitable deduction?
The tax landscape is littered with losing cases in which a taxpayer tried to deduct travel expenses for commuting to a permanent work site. No matter how far away the site is and how long it takes you to get there, the Tax Court will likely disallow any deduction.