Tax Tips

How Some High-Income Taxpayers Can Maximize the New 20% Pass-through Business Deduction

Article Highlights: 20% Sec. 199A Pass-through Deduction Specified Service Business Limitations Taxable Income Limitations Wage Limitations Benefits of Being Organized as an S Corporation Taxpayers with higher 1040 taxable incomes who are self-employed but are not “specified service businesses” may find it beneficial to structure new businesses, or restructure an existing business, as an S…

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A Mid-Year Tax Checkup May Be Appropriate

Article Highlights: Concerns About Proper Withholding Late IRS W-4 and Withholding Tables New W-4 Complications Self-employed Estimated Payments Events That Can Impact Taxes Taxes are similar to vehicles, in that they sometimes need a check-up to make sure they are performing as expected. That is especially true for 2018, with all of the changes brought…

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How Long Should You Hold On To Old Tax Records?

Article Highlights: The general statute: 3 years Longer durations in some states Fraud, failure to file and other issues that extend the statute’s duration Keeping the actual return Ordering copies of previously filed returns This is a common question: How long must taxpayers keep copies of their tax returns and supporting documents? Generally, taxpayers should…

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June Estimated Tax Payments Are Just Around the Corner

Article Highlights: Employees Self-Employed Individuals Individuals with Sources of Income Without Withholding Quarterly Payments Underpayment Penalty Safe Harbor Payments June 15th falls on the weekend this year, so the due date for the second installment of estimated taxes is the next business day, June 17, which is just around the corner. So, it is time…

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School’s Out – Who Is Going to Take Care of the Kids?

Article Highlights: Child Age Limits Employment-Related Expense Married Taxpayer Earnings Limits Disabled or Full-Time-Student Spouse Expense Limits Summer has just arrived, and there is a tax break that working parents should know about. Many working parents must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age (or any age if disabled) during the…

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More Small Business Tax Deductions

When it comes to filing taxes, there are many ways small businesses can save money. Small business owners can take advantage of different tax deductions and place their saved dollars back into their business. Whether you work from home, an office, or a vehicle, here are some ideas to consider. Added together, these costs can…

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Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

Do you use a vehicle for your business? If you use your vehicle solely for business purposes, then you can deduct its entire cost of operation. If you drive for Amazon Flex, Uber, Lyft (or your job/business in general) you need to know about these upcoming changes. WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued the…

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Small Business Tax Accountants

Small business tax accountants are key to the success and longevity of any small business. Having a qualified and reputable accountant is essential to all aspects of running a small business. From payroll, to loans, and even coming up with a sound business plan; small business tax accountants are here to help. So, how do…

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Do You Need to Hire a Certified Public Accountant?

What is a certified public accountant? A certified public accountant, also called a CPA, is an accountant that has passed specific state exams and extra qualifications. In other words, they are extremely knowledgeable finance experts. Who May Need a Certified Public Accountant? Mostly, businesses. Large businesses, small businesses, and startup businesses should all seek the…

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What is Washington State Sales Tax?

As a business owner or entrepreneur in Washington, it can be challenging to know exactly what the sales tax rate is, how often to file, and which items are actually taxable. The first step for any business owner in Washington is to determine if their business fits the criteria for being a “sales tax nexus.”…

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