Does It Still Make Sense for Employers to Reimburse Employees’ Moving Expenses?
March 1, 2019 Knowledge Center
Does It Still Make Sense for Employers to Reimburse Employees’ Moving Expenses?

Some employers reimburse new hires for moving expenses when they relocate. Others reimburse existing employees whose jobs are moved to other locations. Maybe you do both. Now that there’s no tax deduction for moving expenses incurred by individuals, and no more tax-free treatment for employer moving-expense reimbursements, you might wonder: Does it still make sense […]

Careful Tax Planning Required for Incentive Stock Options
February 26, 2019 Knowledge Center
Careful Tax Planning Required for Incentive Stock Options

Incentive stock options (ISOs) are a popular form of compensation for executives and other employees of corporations. They allow you to buy company stock in the future at a fixed price equal to or greater than the stock’s fair market value on the ISO grant date. If the stock appreciates, you can buy shares at […]

Imposing Health Care Plan Waiting Periods on Rehired Employees
February 21, 2019 Knowledge Center
Imposing Health Care Plan Waiting Periods on Rehired Employees

It’s not uncommon for employers in some industries and localities to occasionally rehire a previously terminated employee. Should such a situation occur, you may wonder how to properly handle the waiting period typically imposed on new hires preceding their eligibility for health care benefits. The answer depends on the status of your organization under the […]

Best Practices When Filing A Business Interruption Claim
February 13, 2019 Knowledge Center
Best Practices When Filing A Business Interruption Claim

Many companies, especially those that operate in areas prone to natural disasters, should consider business interruption insurance. Unlike a commercial property policy, which may cover certain repairs of damaged property, this coverage generally provides the cash flow to cover revenues lost and expenses incurred while normal operations are suspended because of an applicable event. But […]

Financial Statements Tell Your Business’s Story, Inside And Out
February 7, 2019 Knowledge Center
Financial Statements Tell Your Business’s Story, Inside And Out

Ask many entrepreneurs and small business owners to show you their financial statements and they’ll likely open a laptop and show you their bookkeeping software. Although tracking financial transactions is critical, spreadsheets aren’t financial statements. In short, financial statements are detailed and carefully organized reports about the financial activities and overall position of a business. […]

Investment Interest Expense Is Still Deductible, But You May Not Benefit
January 31, 2019 Knowledge Center
Investment Interest Expense Is Still Deductible, But You May Not Benefit

As you likely know by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduced or eliminated many deductions for individuals. One itemized deduction the TCJA kept intact is for investment interest expense. This is interest on debt used to buy assets held for investment, such as margin debt used to buy securities. But if you […]

There’s Still Time to Get Substantiation for 2018 Donations
January 23, 2019 Knowledge Center
There’s Still Time to Get Substantiation for 2018 Donations

If you’re like many Americans, letters from your favorite charities have been appearing in your mailbox in recent weeks acknowledging your 2018 year-end donations. But what happens if you haven’t received such a letter — can you still claim an itemized deduction for the gift on your 2018 income tax return? It depends. Basic requirements […]

What Will Your Marginal Income Tax Rate Be?
January 16, 2019 Knowledge Center
What Will Your Marginal Income Tax Rate Be?

While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) generally reduced individual tax rates for 2018 through 2025, some taxpayers could see their taxes go up due to reductions or eliminations of certain tax breaks — and, in some cases, due to their filing status. But some may see additional tax savings due to their filing status. Unmarried […]

2 major tax law changes for individuals in 2019
January 11, 2019 Knowledge Center
2 major tax law changes for individuals in 2019

While most provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect in 2018 and either apply through 2025 or are permanent, there are two major changes under the act for 2019. Here’s a closer look. 1. Medical expense deduction threshold With rising health care costs, claiming whatever tax breaks related to health […]

A Review of Significant TCJA Provisions Impacting Individual Taxpayers
January 8, 2019 Knowledge Center
A Review of Significant TCJA Provisions Impacting Individual Taxpayers

Now that 2019 has begun, there isn’t too much you can do to reduce your 2018 income tax liability. But it’s smart to begin preparing for filing your 2018 return. Because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed into law at the end of 2017, likely will have a major impact on […]

A Prenup or a DAPT: Which is the Better Choice?
December 14, 2018 Knowledge Center
A Prenup or a DAPT: Which is the Better Choice?

If you or one of your adult children is getting married, you may be concerned about protecting your family’s assets in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement can be an effective tool for overriding marital property rights and keeping assets in the family. But these agreements have disadvantages. For many families, a better […]

Check Deductibility Before Making Year-end Charitable Gifts
December 5, 2018 Knowledge Center
Check Deductibility Before Making Year-end Charitable Gifts

As the holidays approach and the year draws to a close, many taxpayers make charitable gifts — both in the spirit of the season and as a year-end tax planning strategy. But with the tax law changes that go into effect in 2018 and the many rules that apply to the charitable deduction, it’s a […]