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Accountable Plans Reduce Taxes on Home Office Expenses

Accountable Plans enable reimbursements for home-office expenses The days of employees deducting un-reimbursed business expenses on Form 2106 are gone as we noted in our post on the 2018 tax changes for personal deductions. If you have an Accountable Plan with your

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Home Office Tax Breaks Lost Under New Rules

New tax laws slash tax deductions for home offices The media gave lots of attention to how the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) changed corporate and personal tax rates. Few headlines focused on the significant changes TCJA made to

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Is your company ready for the new rule on leases?

Accounting Rules Changing for Business Leases The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has announced new rules for how companies must account for their corporate leases. Under Old Rules, FASB Treated Some Leases Differently Under FASB’s old standard, the rules only

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New IRS Calculator Helps You Set Correct 2018 Tax Withholding

Use the IRS Calculator To See If You Need to Update Your W-4 The IRS has recently updated its online calculator, which helps taxpayers gage the right amount for their payroll tax withholding. Use this tool to make sure you

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The New Tax Act Eliminates Marriage Penalty for Many

A Marriage Penalty Still Applies for High Earners and Very Low Earners While the recently passed Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) eliminates the marriage penalty for many couples, some couples will see still this penalty. What is a marriage

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New 2018 Business Tax Changes with the TCJA

The new Tax Cut and Job Act (TCJA) changes several business tax regulations. Below are some of the most significant business tax changes under the TCJA. These changes will affect business activities after Dec 31, 2017, unless noted otherwise. #1.

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Tax Strategies for Pass-Through Entities in 2018

Reducing Taxes for Small Business Owners The new tax reform legislation passed by Congress in Dec 2017 provides a special tax treatment for pass-through companies (subchapter S corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole proprietors). The IRS refers to these entities as

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You Can Deduct Job-Related Moving Expenses

Late summer and early fall can be a big season for moving. If you move this year to start a new job or if your job moved to a new location, you may be able to deduct moving expenses. You

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Gambling Winnings and Taxes

It’s Preakness Week in Maryland. Just Remember: Big Winners Owe Taxes! Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown this week. If you are lucky at the track, pick the winner, and win big, you must

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Tax Planning and Recordkeeping Tips for After Tax Season

With your just-completed tax filing, you may not want to think about taxes and your finances. However, now can be a great time to review your tax planning and recordkeeping process and to take stock of your personal finances. Review

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