If you’re a small business owner who uses your home for business, you may be eligible to claim the home office deduction, which allows you to deduct certain home expenses on your tax return. The benefit to this, of course, is that it can reduce the amount of your taxable income.
Many people assume tax planning is the same as tax preparation, but the two are quite different. Let’s take a closer look:
It’s January, and tax season is right around the corner. For many people, that means scrambling to collect receipts, mileage logs, and other tax-related documents needed to prepare their tax returns. If this describes you, chances are, you’re wishing you’d kept on top of it during the year so you could avoid this scenario yet again. With this in mind, here are seven suggestions to help taxpayers like you keep good records throughout the year:
A safe harbor is now available for taxpayers seeking to claim the section 199A deduction with respect to a “rental real estate enterprise.” What this means is that certain interests in rental real estate – including interests in mixed-use property – are allowed to be treated as a trade or business for purposes of the qualified business income deduction under section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code.
Your Side Gig Could Be Your Main Tax Headache…Thanks to the Hobby Loss Rule
Imagine this. By day, you’re a software engineer. By night? You’re an author on a mission to publish the next great American novel.
You take writing seriously. It’s your side business. But the IRS isn’t so sure…
Meet Susy Gao, a compassionate and dedicated partner at Robert P. Russo CPA PC. With over 15 years of experience in accounting, Susy has cemented herself as a cornerstone of the firm. In this video, she shares her journey from …
If you’re looking to sell your home this year, then it may be time to take a closer look at the exclusion rules and cost basis of your home to reduce your taxable gain on the sale.
Gift tax returns generally do not need to be filed unless you give someone, other than your spouse (if he or she is a U.S. citizen) money or property worth more than the gift tax annual exclusion for that year. Here are four more tips regarding the tax treatment of gifts:
If you’re self-employed and use your car, SUV, or other vehicle for business, you can deduct certain business-related vehicle expenses. Depending on the cost of operating the vehicle or how much you drive it, as well as how much of your use of the vehicle is for business purposes, this can add up to a significant tax deduction
Summer is the wedding season, and newlyweds should understand how tying the knot can affect their tax situation. Here’s are three things newly married couples should know: