Fringe benefits: Watch your P’s and Q’s

  • January 03, 2010

As an owner of the company, you’re probably entitled to your fair share of perks (p’s) and qualified benefits (q’s). Generally, the perks you receive,...

Use salary reduction plan to lower tax

  • October 30, 2009

Suppose your employees regularly incur business expenses that are not reimbursed by your company. For example, they might personally pay for business travel or tools. If...

Are you a gold bug? Find the tax nuggets

  • October 05, 2009

If you're thinking of investing in gold, do it inside your retirement plan. As opposed to the maximum federal tax rate of 15% on most other long-term gains, the maximum...

Count every day for IRA rollover

  • February 12, 2009

Q. I’m running close to the 60-day deadline for an IRA rollover. Does the period begin when I requested the payout?

Turn your charitable trust upside-down

  • January 04, 2009

You can choose between two main types of charitable lead trusts (CLTs): nongrantor (or nonreversionary) trusts and grantor trusts. Which one should you use? It depends...