Get summer tax break for biz travel

  • May 17, 2018

Do you need a break from your busy schedule? There may be a way to take off this summer and have your business deduct the lion’s share of the cost.

Small Business Tax Q&A: May ’18

  • May 14, 2018

New tax break for going solo ... A house sale divided still stands ... Do the math on Social Security ... Charity may begin at work

3 new perks for ABLE accounts

  • May 03, 2018

Beginning in 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gives a boost to tax-advantaged accounts for disabled individuals.

Tax News: May ’18

  • May 01, 2018

Tax on Olympic medals? ... When your personal tax information airs on the radio ... Phishing bait for tax pros ... No more mercy for foreign accounts

Salvage casualty loss for personal car

  • April 30, 2018

Suppose your spouse’s car was damaged when he or she skidded on a slick road in April. It’s going to cost you $3,000 out-of-pocket to repair. But you can’t claim a...

IRS tightens rules for carried interest

  • April 27, 2018

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes it tougher for certain taxpayers to cash in on a tax break for “carried interests,” but left the door slightly open. In a new...

Find loophole for home equity debt

  • April 20, 2018

The new tax law cracks down on mortgage interest deductions for home equity loans. But there’s a way you can tilt the new rules to your tax advantage.

IRS extends casualty loss safe-harbor

  • April 09, 2018

Does your home have cracks in its foundation? Depending on the cause, you may qualify for a casualty loss deduction on your 2017 return.

Keep estate tax exemption portable

  • April 06, 2018

Wealthy married couples have the extra tax advantage of exemption portability. Strategy: Ensure a proper “deceased spousal unused exemption” election. Any unused...

SharePoint: Subsite or page?

  • April 02, 2018

Although SharePoint was intended to be managed at the subsite level by administrators from operational areas of an organization, without a bit of understanding of the...

Tax News: April ’18

  • April 01, 2018

Find a tax pro ... New estate tax figure ... IRS getting a bigger budget? ... The best and worst states for tax business ... The employer mandate is still alive

Soak up summer hiring credits

  • March 30, 2018

Hire youths eligible for the “summertime” version of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. It can be claimed for workers age 16 or 17 who reside in an empowerment zone or...

4 ways to boost depreciation

  • March 26, 2018

If qualified property is acquired and placed in service in 2018, you can benefit from enhanced “expensing” and other Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions relating to...

6 extenders for ’17 returns

  • March 21, 2018

The new Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA), which extended funding of the federal government, also revived around 30 tax provisions that had expired at the end of 2016....

How to create fillable forms in Word

  • March 16, 2018

While Word forms may look good, they can cause a lot of frustration if they don’t behave when someone fills them out, and even result in incorrect data. Microsoft...