If your business needs an automobile, you need to consider the tax consequences of buying or leasing the vehicle.
An employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is a plan that allows a company to compensate a broad group of employees with options to buy the company’s stock at a specified price, usually at a discount. Many large companies use these plans as an employment incentive, giving employees an opportunity to share in the growth potential of the company’s stock. Generally, the employee is not taxed at the time the stock is purchased.
The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 included provisions that should simplify many investors’ retirement accounts, and possibly decrease the number of separate accounts needed.
If you’ve been lucky enough to lock in one of the historically low mortgage rates through refinancing, you should know some of the refinancing costs are tax deductible.