Category Archives: News Alerts

January 2019

TCJA Tax Reform Sticks It to Business Start-Ups That Lose Money The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) tax reform added an amazing limit on larger business losses that can attack you where it hurts—right in your cash flow. And this new law works in some unusual ways that can tax you even when you […]

February 2019

IRS Issues Final Section 199A Regulations and Defines QBI Your ownership of a pass-through trade or business can generate a Section 199A tax deduction of up to 20 percent of your qualified business income (QBI). The C corporation does not generate this deduction, but the proprietorship, partnership, S corporation, and certain trusts, estates, and rental […]

March 2019

When the Second Office in the Home Is a Principal Place of Business When possible, you want to claim that your office in your home qualifies as a principal place of business because this classification gives you the home-office deduction, and eliminates commuting from your home to your regular office. Current law gives you two […]

April 2019

Good News: Most Rentals Likely Qualify as Section 199A Businesses The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform added new tax code Section 199A, which created a 20 percent tax deduction possibility for you if your rental property (a) has profits and (b) can qualify as a trade or business. As the law now stands, […]

September 2018

New IRS 199A Regulations Benefit Out-of-Favor Service Businesses If you operate an out-of-favor business (known in the law as a “specified service trade or business”) and your taxable income is more than $207,500 (single) or $415,000 (married, filing jointly), your Section 199A deduction is easy to compute. It’s zero. This out-of-favor specified service trade or […]

June 2018

How the 90-Day Mileage Log Rule Works for You Often in an IRS audit, the examiner will ask for your mileage log at the beginning of the audit. If you do not have a mileage log, then you are in danger of losing more than just vehicle deductions. Think about it If you don’t have […]

July 2018

Convert Your Personal Vehicle to Business and Deduct up to 100 Percent You probably like your personal vehicle just as it is. But wouldn’t you like it far better if it were producing tax deductions? Perhaps big deductions, immediately. And the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gives you the tax reform road map on how […]

IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

WASHINGTON ― In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Fraudulent schemes normally start with unsolicited contact by telephone, social media, e-mail or in-person using a variety of tactics. […]

New employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave available for 2018 and 2019

WASHINGTON — Today the IRS announced that eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees may qualify for a new business credit for tax years 2018 and 2019. In addition, eligible employers who set up qualifying paid family leave programs or amend existing programs by Dec. 31, 2018, will be eligible […]