Small-business owners: Your accounting method affects your ability to write off receivables that cannot be collected. Read this Tax Tip to find out how.
The Internal Revenue Code rewards businesses for pursuing innovation by continually increasing investment. Learn how in this Tax Tip.
Are you missing out on tax perks related to your business travel? Food and lodging expenses may be deducted when you are away from home for business purposes. Like everything in the tax law, to be tax deductible, certain rules must be followed. Individuals who know the rules and keep good records derive the most from these deductions.
There is one tax loophole on the books that is large enough to drive a truck through…literally. Due to a provision in the new 2010 Tax Relief Act, you can write off most or all the entire cost of a heavy-duty SUV placed in service this year—without the usual restrictions. But you should move fast if you are in the market for a new business vehicle. Congress may soon undo the unexpected windfall created by the new tax law.
The recently enacted Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 is a sweeping tax package that includes, among many other items, an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for two years, estate tax relief, a two-year patch of the alternative minimum tax (AMT), a two-percentage-point cut in employee-paid payroll taxes and in self-employment tax for 2011, new incentives to invest in machinery and equipment, and a host of retroactively resuscitated and extended tax breaks for individuals and businesses.
If you own a residential rental or commercial building, you may be eligible for substantial tax breaks for depreciating your property through a cost segregation analysis. For more information on how different types of buildings are depreciated and what items may qualify for accelerated depreciation methods, read this C.P.A. Insight.