Work Opportunity Tax Credit extended through 2020

02 March, 2020

If you’re a 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 passed […]

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How business owners may be able to reduce tax by using an S corporation

18 February, 2020

Do you conduct your 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% of […]

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Do you want to go into business for yourself?

10 February, 2020

Many people who launch small businesses start out as sole proprietors. Here are nine tax rules and considerations involved in operating as that entity. 1. You may qualify for the pass-through deduction. To the extent your business generates qualified business income, you are eligible to claim the 20% pass-through deduction, subject to limitations. The deduction […]

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Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2020

31 January, 2020

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have increased for 2020. Here are some that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax The amount of employees’ earnings that are subject to Social Security tax is capped for 2020 at $137,700 (up from $132,900 […]

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Cents-per-mile rate for business miles decreases slightly for 2020

21 January, 2020

This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-half cent, to 57.5 cents per mile. As a result, you might claim a lower deduction for vehicle-related expense for 2020 than you can for 2019. Calculating your deduction Businesses can generally deduct the […]

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New law helps businesses make their employees’ retirement secure

10 January, 2020

A significant law was recently passed that adds tax breaks and makes changes to employer-provided retirement plans. If your small business has a current plan for employees or if you’re thinking about adding one, you should familiarize yourself with the new rules. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) was signed […]

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Tax Briefing Update: 2019 year-end tax provisions, extenders and retirement plan changes included in Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2020

31 December, 2019

CCH Tax Briefings, Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2020 SPECIAL REPORT Year-End Spending Package Includes Various Tax Provisions, Extenders, Retirement Plan Changes Just before recessing for the holidays, the House and Senate have passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. The new Act averts a government shutdown that would have begun on December 21, 2019. The House passed […]

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