2021 Tax Deductions for Business Travel

Posted on 14. Oct, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips

By Ken Berry, J.D. – Tax CorrespondentReposted from CPA Practice Advisor Many self-employed taxpayers are booking trips now in an effort to reenergize their business opportunities. Good news: If you meet certain requirements, you can write off the bulk of your travel costs, even if you “mix in a little pleasure” with your … Many self-employed […]

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Make the Most of Your Vehicle Expense Deduction

Posted on 08. Sep, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Tracking your miles whenever you drive somewhere for your business can get pretty tedious, but remember that properly tracking your vehicle expenses and miles driven can lead to a significant reduction in your taxes. Here are some tips to make the most of your vehicle expense deduction. Keep track of both mileage and actual expenses. The […]

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Help! I Just Got a Letter From the IRS

Posted on 31. Aug, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Summertime means the 2020 tax filing season is firmly in the rearview mirror for millions of Americans. But summertime is also the season when the IRS sends letters to unlucky taxpayers demanding more money! If you receive a notice from the IRS, do not automatically assume it is correct and submit payment to make it […]

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Get Your Child Tax Credit Payments NOW!

Posted on 12. Aug, 2021 by in IRS, Tax Tips

The first advance payment from the newly expanded child tax credit was recently sent out by the IRS. Payments are scheduled to be made on the 15th of each month through December. Here’s what you need to know about the child tax credit and the advance payments. Background For the 2021 tax year, an expanded […]

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Small Business IRS Audit Mistakes

Posted on 08. Jul, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

In late 2020, the IRS announced that it will increase tax audits of small businesses by 50 percent in 2021. Here are several mistakes to avoid if you do get audited by Uncle Sam. Mistake: Missing income. A long history of investigating has led IRS auditors to focus on under-reported income. If you’re a business that handles […]

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Answers to Common Tax Questions

Posted on 10. May, 2021 by in IRS, Tax Tips

With the May 17 tax filing deadline right around the corner, here are answers to some common tax questions. When will I get my refund? The pandemic and additional stimulus payments will, in all probability, delay refund payments. But as of now here are the old wait times to receive your refund. * E-file return with […]

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Protect Your Tax Return With This Secret Weapon!

Posted on 20. Apr, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips, Tax Updates

The Problem You hang up the phone with a huge smile on your face. You just learned that you’re getting a pretty sizeable tax refund this year. Now all you need to do is kick back and wait a week or two for the IRS to wire the money into your bank account. This good […]

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Be Prepared For These Pandemic-Related Tax Surprises

Posted on 24. Mar, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Don’t get shocked by a high tax bill! Be prepared for these pandemic-related tax surprises when you file your 2020 tax return. Taxes on unemployment income. If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, you need to report these benefits on your tax return as taxable income. Check to see if either federal or state taxes were […]

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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Tax Return Doesn’t Get Stuck

Posted on 02. Mar, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Here are four ways to make sure the preparation of your tax return keeps humming along until it gets filed. Keep tax documents in one place. Missing items are one of the biggest reasons filing a tax return gets delayed! Find a place in your home and put all tax documents in this one place as […]

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Turn Your Home Office Into a Tax Deduction

Posted on 18. Feb, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

If you worked from home for the first time in 2020, you may be wondering if your home office is tax deductible. The bad news? If you’re working from home for an employer, you normally can’t deduct your home office expenses. Here’s a quick look at the basic requirements to be able to deduct your […]

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