Take some time to review your tax situation for 2018 while there are still a few months to make tax-cutting adjustments.
Mike's weekly post usually concentrated on tax saving strategies.
Have you ever considered that you could be spending less on storage and rent? Consider these ideas for cutting down on costs.
Too often taxpayers receive tax surprises at year-end due to actions taken by mutual funds they own. What can add insult to injury is the unsuspecting taxpayer who recently purchases the shares in a mutual fund only to be taxed on their recent investment. How does this happen and what can you do about it?
Do you use a smart phone, tablet or desktop computer to connect with friends and make purchases, as well as share health concerns with your doctor? If so, your privacy may be at risk.
When you win a prize, there are really two winners: you and the taxing authorities. Should you be fortunate enough to win that trip of a lifetime to the French Riviera in your new yacht, here is what you need to know.
Can you deduct your bad business debt this year? According to the IRS, the debt must be closely related to your trade or business. This type of bad debt is typically involves unpaid customer invoices, but it can also include business-related loans. To qualify as a deduction, these two statements must be true:
Finances stressing you out? A few small tweaks to your mindset could help you handle the hard stuff.
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.