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Report Name Changes before Filing Taxes

All names on a taxpayer’s tax return must match Social Security Administration records because a name mismatch can delay a tax refund. Here’s what you should do if anyone listed on their tax return has changed their name:

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How to Secure a Tax Benefit with the QBI Deduction

QBI may sound like the name of a TV quiz show. But it’s actually the acronym for “qualified business income,” which can trigger a tax deduction for some small business owners or self-employed individuals. The QBI deduction was authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and it took effect in 2018.

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The Kids Are More Than Alright: 3 Tax Benefits of Employing Your Kids

Tax Advantages of Employing Your Kids

Do you run a small business? Got kids under 18? Now is the time to put them on the payroll. Employing your kids is a winning triple play that benefits your children, your business, and your family’s financial wellbeing. Discover the tax advantages of employing your kids, then see 4 must-follow tips if you put the kids to work!

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It’s Not Too Late! Uncovering 6 Hidden Tax Deductions for Businesses

Where to Look for Hidden Tax Deductions (Even Though 2023 is Over)

It’s that time of year again! Time for business owners to get together with their accountants to review the previous year’s taxes. If you’ve already started crunching your 2023 numbers and don’t like what you see, there are still ways to uncover hidden tax deductions – which could potentially save you thousands.

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Section 179 Expensing and Bonus Depreciation Pitfalls

If eligible, you can elect to use Section 179 expensing or bonus depreciation to deduct a large portion of the cost (and, in some cases, the full cost) of eligible property in the year it’s placed in service. Alternatively, you may follow regular depreciation rules and spread deductions over several years or decades, depending on how the asset is classified under the tax code.

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Alert: Navigating the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)

In the ever-evolving landscape of regulatory changes, it is imperative for businesses to stay informed and adapt to new legislation. One such crucial development is the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which went into effect on 1/1/24. As your trusted accounting partner, we are here to guide you through the essential aspects of the CTA and outline the necessary steps your business should take to ensure compliance.

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Russo CPA Use the Tax Code to Make-Business Losses Less Painful 2023

Make Business Losses Less Painful Through Tax Code

Whether you’re operating a new company or an established business, losses can happen. The federal tax code may help soften the blow by allowing businesses to apply losses to offset taxable income in future years, subject to certain limitations.

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Five Facts About the Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive

Providing tax benefits to investors who invest eligible capital into distressed communities throughout the U.S. and its possessions, Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) were created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to spur economic development and job creation. …

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Russo CPA Seven Common Small Business Tax Myths 2023

Seven Common Small Business Tax Myths

The complexity of the tax code generates a lot of folklore and misinformation that could lead to costly mistakes such as penalties for failing to file on time or, on the flip side, not taking advantage of deductions you are legally entitled to take and giving the IRS more money than you need to. With this in mind, let’s take a look at seven common small business tax myths.

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