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Our Annual Charitable Giving Guide

  • 26 November 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Our Annual Charitable Giving Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In this season of giving, we’re bringing you our annual charitable contribution tips. How can you make your giving stretch and how can you ensure it goes to those who need it most? Let’s take a look.

 

Problems Linger With 100% Bonus Depreciation

  • 19 November 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 70
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Problems Linger With 100% Bonus Depreciation

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) raised bonus depreciation from 50% to 100% for the first year property is placed in service, many business owners have benefitted. The IRS also extended the definition of qualified property to include assets like used property. However, there are still businesses left out in the cold.

When a POS System Turns Into Tax Evasion

  • 12 November 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 118
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When a POS System Turns Into Tax Evasion

Sales suppression software has been around for a while, but the government is getting more serious about sniffing it out. The software, commonly called tax zapper software, is used to modify sales reports generated by point of sale (POS) software systems for the purpose of reducing taxable income by underreporting sales.

Taxes, Gig Workers, and Your Seasonal Help

  • 22 October 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 249
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Taxes, Gig Workers, and Your Seasonal Help

Did you hear the big employment law news out of California? The state’s businesses are facing strict new limits on using independent contractors. It’s a valuable reminder that not all workers are equal in the eyes of the government, especially those considered independent contractors versus employees. 


Behold This CEO's “Sick” Tax Crimes

  • 15 October 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 201
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Behold This CEO's “Sick” Tax Crimes
A CEO of two Denver-area technology companies was found guilty on a host of charges, including impeding the administration of tax laws, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, and conspiracy to steal employee benefit plan funds.

You Can't Beat the IRS with a Dead Horse

  • 8 October 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 196
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You Can't Beat the IRS with a Dead Horse

Some people seem to think the IRS will overlook just about anything. But a dead horse? That’s hard to miss. When a California-based horse enthusiast and IT business owner’s last horse died in 2008, being horseless didn’t stop her from continuing to claim business deductions for her horse-related endeavors.

Joe Biden's Bold Tax Loophole

  • 24 September 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 316
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Joe Biden's Bold Tax Loophole

In case you missed it, presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden released his tax returns this summer. He makes a lot, but that’s not what has business owners and accountants talking.

Bonus Depreciation Relief for Some 2017-18 Purchases

  • 17 September 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 227
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Bonus Depreciation Relief for Some 2017-18 Purchases

The IRS will now permit taxpayers to change their bonus depreciation treatment for property acquired after Sept. 27, 2017, and placed in service during a tax year that includes Sept. 28, 2017. 


No Uber for the Tax Man

  • 10 September 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 209
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No Uber for the Tax Man

Are auditors and other IRS agents allowed to get a ride from a ridesharing service--or even a friend or family member--to a taxpayer’s home or place of business? It depends on whether doing so violates the taxpayer’s privacy rights.

Your 3 Types of Taxed Income

  • 27 August 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 301
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Your 3 Types of Taxed Income

Taxes are fickle. One classification misunderstanding and the IRS could blindside you with a tax or a tax rate you weren’t expecting. Small business owners are especially vulnerable since their personal and business assets can be uncomfortably intertwined. The key to tax savings is in understanding three main types of taxed income and how the money you make (or lose) should be classified. 


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