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5 Last-Minute Ideas to Lower Your 2018 Taxes
It's almost Tax Day! But don't despair; there still may be time to make some moves that will save taxes for your 2018 tax year. Here are five tax-saving ideas to consider. Choose to Deduct State and Local Sales Taxes If you live in a jurisdiction with low or no personal income tax or you owe little or nothing to the state and local income tax collectors, you might consider deducting state sales taxes instead...
Tax Court Sets Boundaries on Commuting Deductions
Although you usually can't deduct typical "commuting" expenses from home, you may qualify for a special exception if you're away working on temporary assignments. But the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court won't allow borderline deductions, as evidenced by one case involving a construction worker. We'll explain what happened in the case, but first, here is some background. Basic Rules for Temporary Assignments Generally, the cost of commuting between your...
How to report stock compensation paid to nonemployees
The accounting rules for reporting stock compensation have been expanded. They now include share-based payments to nonemployees for providing goods and services, under recent guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Old rules Under existing U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the FASB requires businesses that give stock awards to independent contractors or consultants to follow a separate standard from the one used for employee stock compensation. Under...
Will leasing equipment or buying it be more tax efficient for your business?
Recent changes to federal tax law and accounting rules could affect whether you decide to lease or buy equipment or other fixed assets. Although there’s no universal “right” choice, many businesses that formerly leased assets are now deciding to buy them. Pros and cons of leasing From a cash flow perspective, leasing can be more attractive than buying. And leasing does provide some tax benefits: Lease payments generally are tax...
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