If you are self-employed, you may be able to hire your spouse or children as employees and take advantage of several tax deductions. The rules the IRS has for employing family members are very reasonable and simple to follow. For more detailed information on what tax benefits come with employing family members, read this C.P.A. Insight
Tax planning is not strictly for the April deadline. Taxpayers have opportunities year-round to minimize their overall tax bill. These include bunching deductions, tax loss selling and income deferral. For more information on how these methods can help reduce your tax liability, read this C.P.A. Insight.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 created a hybrid retirement plan called the Defined Benefit 401(k), which combines a defined benefit plan, based on final average pay with a safe-harbor 401(k). This plan becomes available January 1, 2010. For more information on the specifics of this plan, read this C.P.A. Insight
Companies can choose from several different types of retirement plans, each with a varying levels of complexity and involvement in the way of employer contributions. For more information on the contribution limits and requirements for several common plans, read this C.P.A. Insight.
SIMPLE plans have eligibility and contribution requirements like most other employer-sponsored retirement plans, however, they allow employees to save a generous amount for retirement. For details on the types of SIMPLE plans and some of the rules that govern them, read this C.P.A. Insight.
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