Empower Your Sellers With Sales Enablement

Empower Your Sellers With Sales Enablement

Sales are the driving revenue force of just about every business. But all too often, once a sales team is up and running, it’s left to its own devices to maintain its strengths, develop new skills, and upgrade its technology. This can produce mixed results—some sales departments are remarkably self-sufficient, while others could really use more organizational support.

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2024 Q2 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses & Employers

2024 Q2 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses & Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines that apply to businesses and other employers during the second quarter of 2024. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.

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Upcoming Tax May 2024 Due Dates

May 15 Employers: Deposit Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income taxes for April if the monthly deposit rule applies. Employers: Deposit nonpayroll withheld income tax for April if the monthly deposit rule applies. Calendar-year exempt organizations: File a 2023 information …

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Take Cash From Your Corporation And Avoid Dividend Treatment

If you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost, distributing cash as a dividend is the easiest way. However, a dividend distribution isn’t tax efficient since it’s taxable to you to the extent of your corporation’s “earnings and profits,” but it’s not deductible by the corporation.

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Maximize the QBI Deduction Before It’s Gone

The qualified business income (QBI) deduction is available to eligible businesses through 2025. After that, it’s scheduled to disappear. So if you’re eligible, you want to make the most of the deduction while it’s still on the books because it can potentially be a big tax saver.

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Standard Mileage Rates for 2023

2024 Depreciation Limits for Business Vehicles

IRS guidance provides the 2024 depreciation limits for “luxury” business vehicles. For vehicles placed in service in 2024, depreciation limits (including first-year bonus depreciation) are $20,400 for year one, $19,800 for year two, $11,900 for year three, and $7,160 for each year after that. This includes passenger cars and SUVs, trucks, and vans if their gross vehicle weight (GVW) is 6,000 pounds or less. The IRS also announced lease inclusion amounts for lessees of passenger vehicles first leased in 2024. Read Rev. Proc. 2024-13 on irs.gov for more details (PDF).

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Is Your Business Closing? Here Are Your Final Tax Responsibilities

Businesses shut down for many reasons. Examples include an owner’s retirement, a lease expiration, staffing shortages, partner conflicts, and increased supply costs. If you’ve decided to close your business, you might need assistance with some steps in the process, including handling various tax obligations.

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4 Ways C Corporations Ensure “Reasonable” Compensation

If you own a C corporation, you know there’s a tax advantage to taking money out as compensation rather than as dividends. The reason: A corporation can deduct the salaries and bonuses that it pays executives, but it can’t deduct dividend payments. Therefore, if funds are paid as dividends, they’re taxed twice, once to the corporation and once to the recipient. Money paid out as compensation is taxed only once to the recipient employee.

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Russo CPA Tax Tips for Filling a Final Tax Return for A Deceased Person

Payable-on-Death Accounts: Beneficial Tools if Used Correctly

Payable-on-death (POD) accounts can be a quick, simple, and inexpensive way to transfer assets outside of probate. They can be used for bank or credit union accounts, certificates of deposit, and even brokerage accounts. Setting up such an account is as easy as providing the financial institution with a signed POD beneficiary designation form. Upon your death, your beneficiaries need to present identification to the bank, with a certified copy of a death certificate, and the money or securities will be theirs.

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