Max out on Section 179 deduction

  • August 12, 2014

While legislative efforts to extend a six-­figure Section 179 deduction seem to have stalled in Congress, business owners are left in a quandary. Should you buy...

Rent a home office to your company

  • August 03, 2014

If you’re a corporate employee, you may not qualify for home office deductions, even though you frequently work from home. Strategy: Have your company rent the...

Heart smart: AEDs in the workplace

  • July 02, 2014

There are 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest per year in the United States; about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur at work, according to the Occupational...

Get ‘tax insurance’ for risky business

  • June 24, 2014

Are you planning to sink money into your own or someone else’s fledgling business venture? The rewards can be high, but so are the risks. And if the business...

“Docking the peek” in Outlook

  • June 20, 2014

If you switch back and forth a lot between Outlook views, you can “dock the peek” at that view on the right side of your main screen in Outlook 2013.

Dispel ‘phantom income’ on family loans

  • June 17, 2014

Suppose your adult child needs a helping hand to launch a new business or buy a home. Give the child a low- or even no- interest loan. As long as you stay within the...

ID stock shares for tax payoff

  • April 21, 2014

Due to a recent tax law change, a lot of the guesswork for computing capital gains on sales of securities has been removed from the equation.

Converting to a Roth? Give to charity, too

  • April 02, 2014

Depending on your situation, it may make sense to convert funds in a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA this year, with the promise of future tax-free payouts. But you...

How to fast track PowerPoint content

  • March 25, 2014

The problem with getting your initial content into a PowerPoint presentation is typing in the placeholders. Rather than settling for “good enough” in your...

Clear hurdles for Roth 401(k) rollovers

  • February 19, 2014

The latest “newfangled” retirement plan being pushed by the IRS is the Roth 401(k) plan. Typically, a company will add the Roth feature to an existing...