Year-end developments impact 2014 filing season
Tax season is scheduled to begin shortly and, as in past years,
there are some possible glitches to be mindful of. Already, the IRS
has alerted taxpayers that the start of filing season will be
How do I? Time year-end bonuses for tax purposes
Taxpayers generally prefer to accelerate deductions to reduce their
current year income and taxes. In some situations, the tax code's
accounting rules allow an accrual-basis employer to deduct a ye...
FAQs: How do I time a year-end stock sale?
Stock held by an investor is a capital asset under the tax law.
Gain from the sale of stock held for more than a year qualifies as
long-term capital gain, taxed at a reduced rate (zero, 15 or 20
December 2013 tax compliance calendar
As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware
of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar
summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individu...
Tax lessons from the 2009 filing season
You've just filed your 2008 tax return and the last thing you
likely want to think about is the next filing season. However, it
never hurts to have a leg up, and with the end of filing season and
How Do I? ... Keep a log for automobile expenses
If you use your car for business purposes, you may have learned
that keeping track and properly logging the variety of expenses you
incur for tax purposes is not always easy. Practically speaking,
No bright line between businesses and hobbies
Businesses benefit from many tax breaks. If you are in business
with the objective of making a profit, you can generally claim all
your business deductions. If your deductions exceed your income for
Client FAQ - Gifts to employees
Q: The holidays are approaching and I would like to consider giving
gifts of appreciation to my employees. What kinds of gifts can I
give my employees that they would not have to decl...
Should your company operate as an LLC?
Limited liability companies (LLCs) remain one of the most popular
choice of business forms in the U.S. today. This form of business
entity is a hybrid that features the best characteristics of
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