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COVID-19 and P&R

This update is as of 3/21/20. Be aware that information may change as we receive new directives from authorities. We are well aware of the daily swirl of announcements, advice, edicts, rumors, hopes and fears for the last 75 days or so. While we don’t yet know the depth of its impact on our lives, …read more.

Determine A Reasonable Salary For A Corporate Business Owner

If you’re the owner of an incorporated business, you probably know that there’s a tax advantage to taking money out of a C corporation as compensation rather than as dividends. The reason is simple. A corporation can deduct the salaries and bonuses that it pays executives, but not its dividend payments. Therefore, if funds are …read more.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Extended Through 2020

If you’re a small business owner, be aware that a recent tax law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for a valuable tax credit known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The WOTC was set to expire on December 31, 2019. But a new law …read more.

Do you run your business from home? You might be eligible for home office deductions

If you’re self-employed and work out of an office in your home, you may be entitled to home office deductions. However, you must satisfy strict rules. If you qualify, you can deduct the “direct expenses” of the home office. This includes the costs of painting or repairing the home office and depreciation deductions for furniture …read more.

You might want to turn your LLC into an S corporation

Do you conduct your small business as a sole proprietorship or as a wholly owned limited liability company (LLC)? If so, you’re subject to both income tax and self-employment tax. There may be a way to cut your tax bill by using an S corporation. Self-employment tax basics The self-employment tax is imposed on 92.35% …read more.

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