Under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the $125 monthly tax exclusion for employer-provided mass transit and vanpooling benefits has been hiked up to match the $240 monthly exclusion for parking fees, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. But ATRA didn’t explain how employers should handle this retroactive increase for the 2012 tax year. Now the IRS has issued valuable guidance to employers.
Small Business Tax Deduction Strategies
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Q. I carried over a charitable deduction from 2011. Do I have to use it on my 2012 return?
The IRS is showing some additional leniency to firms that have misclassified workers as independent contractors for employment tax purposes.
You can swap one real estate property for another without paying any current federal income tax, as long you meet the requirements under Section 1031 of the tax code. Similarly, you can use the same technique to swap one life insurance policy tax-free for a comparable policy under Section 1035. But do you know that this tax law provision may also apply to different types of financial products?
Q. I have a Ford F-150 truck weighing more than 6,000 pounds and use it 100% of the time for business. Was the depreciation tax break for heavy vehicles like mine eliminated for 2012 as part of the fiscal cliff? S.C., via email
Thanks in part to the American Taxpayer Relief Act, certain business owners and real estate owners can continue to claim three generous deductions for 2012 on Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization. The three breaks are as follows: