Figuring Out the New 199A Deduction

If section 199A is entirely new to you, don’t worry! The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new document earlier this month that breaks down some of the new specifics around the rules created for section 199A. In short, this complex section refers to a part of the tax...... Read More

Insights on Homeownership After the TCJA

In recent years, people have flocked towards homeownership instead of continuing to rent. With home values and rents on the rise, homeownership has become more appealing! In the past, one of the many perks of homeownership has been the tax savings that homeowners typically receive. However, under the Tax...... Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Early Retirement

Mark Twain said, “Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Some of us find that perfect dream job, and some of us don’t. Regardless, even your dream job can wear on you after years in the same industry....... Read More

An IRS Revamp Could be in the Near Future

The House Ways and Means Committee recently passed the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018 through the House. Within this legislation is a bill called Taxpayers First Act of 2018, which was devised to protect taxpayers from unfair practices as well as reform the IRS.  ...... Read More

It’s the Most Wonderful Time…To Review Business Expenses for Deductibility

As this year draws to a close, it’s wise to take the time to review your business expenses for deductibility in light of the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which minimizes or omits many deductions. Below is an overview of these changes. While reviewing them,...... Read More

This is How Retirement Contribution Limits Are Changing for 2019

The Treasury Department announced that retirement plan contribution limits are increasing in 2019 due to inflation. Get ready to save. The maximum pre-tax contribution limit for an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is increasing for the first time since 2013: from $5,500 to $6,000. The extra $500 annual investment will...... Read More

Sources of Funding for Your Small Business Idea

The necessary financing needed to support the initial growth of your small business can be challenging to secure, and while it makes the most sense to diversify your sources for capital, you first need to know where to look. Below is an overview of some different funding options available...... Read More

How To Handle An Inherited IRA

When a loved one dies, one of the last things on your mind is their IRA you’ve inherited, but as the beneficiary you’ll eventually have to decide how to handle it. The IRS rules for distribution of inherited IRA funds are different depending on several circumstances. Here’s what you...... Read More

How to Protect Your Business from Tax Identity Theft

According to the IRS, businesses are increasingly becoming targets of tax identity theft. And as reported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, identity theft costs businesses around the world approximately $221 billion annually. To make matters worse, identity thieves are becoming increasingly sophisticated, adept with filing practices, tax code,...... Read More

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Employee Reimbursement

As a result of changes made under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employee reimbursements for business-related travel expenses are more appealing than ever. No longer are these expenses deductible from an employee’s individual tax return as a miscellaneous deduction, but work-related travel expenses are still able to be...... Read More