Translations from Your Trusted Advisor.
By the time a lot of taxpayers get around to thinking about taxes, it could be too late to be proactive, and all you can do is close your eyes and write that check! By taking a look at your financial situation now, you may be able to take advantage of some tax saving strategies before the end of year to improve your tax outcome.
As we quickly approach the deadline for filing 1099-MISC, it is time to consider whether your business is ready to file.
The due date for furnishing 1099-MISC statements to recipients and to the IRS for the 2019 tax year is January 31, 2020. Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, is an informational return used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to report payments made to non-employee individuals or unincorporated businesses during the calendar year. As the filing of Form 1099 remains a hot topic with the IRS, it is more important than ever to consider whether you are required to file Form 1099 in the course of your trade or business.
Wednesday, the IRS released Notice 2019-59 which provides cost of living adjustments for retirement plans for 2020.
401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and Thrift Savings Plan contribution limits have increased $500 to $19,500. The annual catch-up limitation for employees over age also increases $500, to $6,500.
Yesterday the IRS released inflation adjustments for the 2020 tax year.
The standard deduction for married filing jointly taxpayers is increasing $400 to $24,800. It will be $12,400 ($200 increase) and $18,650 ($300 increase) for single and head of household taxpayers, respectively.
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Do you have a spouse, child, or a parent working for you? If so, did you know you could be paying more Federal payroll taxes than required? No one wants to pay more taxes than they are required to pay! There are a few different taxes on payroll; Social Security tax (SS), Medicare tax (Medi), and Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA). Some of these taxes might not apply to you, depending on your relationship type with the employee.
Travis O'Hara •
There are three main questions that business owners ask me about Adjusting Journal Entries (AJE’s):
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently released their updated fact sheet for 2020:
The updates include:
Lena Rozzi, CPA •
Most sole proprietors are aware that their business activities are reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Schedule C, Profit and Loss from Business, of Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, on an annual basis. And while Schedule C businesses get most of the same tax deductions as incorporated businesses, Schedule C business owners (sole proprietors) do not get the benefit of getting a tax deduction on “salaries” paid to themselves. Read on for some common questions sole proprietors have when it comes time to “pay” themselves from their business.
New legislation is impacting New Hampshire business tax rates beginning in 2021. Rate reductions had originally been set to reduce at least bi-annually until 2021 when the New Hampshire Business Profits Tax (BPT) rate would have been 7.5% and the Business Enterprise Tax (BET) rate would have been 0.5%.
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