Bolster medical deduction for support

  • May 28, 2018

Suppose you support an elderly relative such as a parent, in-law or favorite aunt or uncle. Unfortunately, however, you get no tax benefit for your support. Strategy:...

Tap tax brakes on vehicle trade-in

  • May 24, 2018

It used to be that you could trade in one business vehicle for another without any dire tax consequences. But now the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has turned the tax rules...

Awesome Admins Q&A: June ’18

  • May 24, 2018

If we could instantly put you in any job right now, what would it be? ... Can something that happens at work ruin your entire evening, or do you compartmentalize...

APA Congress: Final thoughts

  • May 23, 2018

The American Payroll Association’s 36th Annual Congress, held this year outside Washington, D.C., just concluded. Here are some parting thoughts.

4 ways to cut down kiddie tax

  • May 21, 2018

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes the way that the kiddie tax is calculated, beginning in 2018. The revised rules will frequently produce a bigger tax than the...

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.

In the Payroll Mailbag: May ’18

  • May 17, 2018

Are employees’ business entertainment expenses taxable? ... What are the rules for reimbursing employees’ home internet access?

APA Day 3: Who’s snooping in your records?

  • May 17, 2018

The fact is, you may never know who’s been snooping around your files. It may be a temp who wasn’t properly vetted or a vendor, such as an electronic W-2 vendor,...

APA Day 2: Emerging trends in payroll law

  • May 16, 2018

Those giant thunderstorms, which hit the East Coast Tuesday night, grounded IRS rep Anita Bartels’ flight from Orlando. So Pete Isberg, VP of Government Relations at...