Third-quarter payroll reports are due this month, making it a great month for employers to check in on their payroll compliance practices.
Small business owners have a number of options on how to organize their business for tax purposes. Many small, single owner, businesses are not incorporated, and are deemed "sole proprietors", in the eyes of the IRS. Other business entities, like C corporations, are taxed as a separate entity with distributions to owners taxed a second time as dividends. Still others are deemed "pass-through" entities like S corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (LLC).
You may be able to claim a casualty loss deduction on your tax return if you suffered uninsured or unreimbursed losses from Hurricane Florence or other recent federally declared natural disasters. But did you know you may not need to live in a federally declared natural disaster area to qualify for relief?
Medical expenses pile up fast. But there are ways to make paying them more manageable and cost-effective. If you have a high deductible health plan, you can open a health savings account (HSA) account to pay your medical bills.
There are few things as frustrating as not being paid what is owed to you. If it becomes clear the debt is not going to be paid, you might be able to recoup some of the lost money via a tax deduction. The IRS has two classifications for bad debt: business and non-business, each with its own deductibility rules.
There are multiple situations where you need to find out what the IRS knows about you. It could be for the purpose of obtaining a loan, refinancing your house, or continuing your citizenship status. Possibly you are a few years behind on filing tax returns and need to know where to start. Or maybe you lost a return and simply need a copy for your personal records. Here are three items that will help you see what the IRS has on file for you:
While many people find estate planning important, those with small children may find it especially critical.
If you have not already done so, now is the time to review your tax situation and make an estimated quarterly tax payment using Form 1040-ES. The third quarter due date is now here.