Plug In Tax Savings For Electric Vehicles
May 3, 2019 Knowledge Center
Plug In Tax Savings For Electric Vehicles

While the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) is still small compared with other cars on the road, it’s growing — especially in certain parts of the country. If you’re interested in purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle, you may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. (Depending on where […]

Should Your Health Care Plan Be More Future-Focused?
May 1, 2019 Knowledge Center
Should Your Health Care Plan Be More Future-Focused?

The pace of health care cost inflation has remained moderate over the past year or so, and employers are trying to keep it that way. In response, many businesses aren’t seeking immediate cost-cutting measures or asking employees to shoulder more of the burden. Rather, they’re looking to “future-focused” health care plan features to encourage healthful […]

Three Questions You May Have After You File Your Return
April 16, 2019 Knowledge Center
Three Questions You May Have After You File Your Return

Once your 2018 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, you may still have some questions. Here are brief answers to three questions that we’re frequently asked at this time of year. Question #1: What tax records can I throw away now? At a minimum, keep tax records related to your return for […]

If Art Donations are Part of Your Estate Plan, Consider These Four Tips
April 10, 2019 Knowledge Center
If Art Donations are Part of Your Estate Plan, Consider These Four Tips

Charitable giving is a key part of estate planning for many people. If you have a collection of valuable art and are charitably minded, consider donating one or more pieces to receive tax deductions. Generally, it’s advantageous to donate appreciated property to avoid capital gains taxes. Because the top federal capital gains rate for art […]

Be Vigilant About Your Business Credit Score
April 9, 2019 Knowledge Center
Be Vigilant About Your Business Credit Score

As an individual, you’ve no doubt been urged to regularly check your credit score. Most people nowadays know that, with a subpar personal credit score, they’ll have trouble buying a home or car, or just getting a reasonable-rate credit card. But how about your business credit score? It’s important for much the same reason — […]

It’s Not Too Late to Make a Deductible IRA Contribution for 2018
April 2, 2019 Knowledge Center
It’s Not Too Late to Make a Deductible IRA Contribution for 2018

Do you want to save more for retirement on a tax-favored basis? If so, and if you qualify, you can make a deductible traditional IRA contribution for the 2018 tax year between now and the tax filing deadline and claim the write-off on your 2018 return. Or you can contribute to a Roth IRA and […]

Stretch Your College Student’s Spending Money with the Dependent Tax Credit
March 21, 2019 Knowledge Center
Stretch Your College Student’s Spending Money with the Dependent Tax Credit

If you’re the parent of a child who is age 17 to 23, and you pay all (or most) of his or her expenses, you may be surprised to learn you’re not eligible for the child tax credit. But there’s a dependent tax credit that may be available to you. It’s not as valuable as […]

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. […]