Tax news: September ’18

  • September 01, 2018

FBAR extension … State tax amnesty … Regs for pass-throughs … States sue the feds … Draft dodgers

To buy or lease? That is the question

  • August 30, 2018

It’s an age-old question with a new twist: Should you buy or lease equipment and other business property? While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act improves the tax incentives...

Exploring better Google documents

  • August 30, 2018

When you’re crafting a large document, switching around to different windows to apply content you’ve already collected or new research and images from the web can be...

Squeeze under interest deduction cap

  • August 27, 2018

Watch out for a new deduction limit for business interest. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this deduction can’t exceed 30% of an affected business’s adjusted...

5 time-saving tips in Excel

  • August 24, 2018

Tips for keyboard navigation, autofilling, creating duplicate worksheets, sizing and selecting data.

Trim tax through weight loss program

  • August 23, 2018

If the program is prescribed by a physician to combat a specific illness or disease like obesity, the cost qualifies for the deduction.

Steer your kids into a Roth IRA

  • August 22, 2018

Suppose your teenaged child worked this past summer and raked in the money. Typically, your progeny might have an eye on the latest video game or smartphone, but there...

How do you deal with a short-tempered boss?

  • August 22, 2018

Question: "My boss is a very good one about nine days out of ten .... and then there always comes a day when he blows his stack a little. I can usually see it coming,...

Tax news: August ’18

  • August 16, 2018

More SALT in high-tax states … 1.4% tax for prestigious colleges … Tax-free rental income … Mercy for tax debtors … Don’t fear the CP2000

Small business tax Q&A: August ’18

  • August 08, 2018

More tax on Social Security benefits … No change for business casualty losses … A home sale divided still stands … Not too old for an IRA

Have you ever been told you’re too shy?

  • August 08, 2018

Question: "I'm definitely an introvert, and I've never really had a problem with that, but recently my boss told me that she could see my shyness becoming an issue since...

Responding to difficult people

  • August 03, 2018

As long as you are in the workplace, you will interact with people who challenge you. An underlying truth to keep in mind is that people are just being themselves, and...

In the payroll mailbag: August ’18

  • August 03, 2018

How do we report a long address? … How far back must corrections go? … Urban legend or not: What is the earnings suspense file? … So many Social Security cards!...

Spruce up your digital files

  • July 31, 2018

To keep your electronic files organized, you have to be ruthless and decisive. Use these quick tips.