It’s possible (but not easy) to claim a medical expense tax deduction

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
One of your New Year’s resolutions may be to pay more attention to your health. Of course, that may cost you. Can you deduct your out-of-pocket medical costs on your...... Read More

The standard business mileage rate will be going up slightly in 2024

Monday, March 11, 2024
The optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business is going up by 1.5 cents per mile in 2024. The IRS announced...... Read More

Independent contractor vs. employee status

Friday, March 08, 2024
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) test for determining whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or an employee for purposes of the federal Fair Labor Standards...... Read More

6 Tips to Improve Job-Costing Systems

Thursday, March 07, 2024
Companies that work on customer-specific or long-term projects — such as homebuilders, contractors, custom manufacturers and professional practices — generally track job costs to gauge the profitability of each project....... Read More

Don’t overlook taxes when contemplating a move to another state

Tuesday, March 05, 2024
When you retire, you may think about moving to another state — perhaps because the weather is more temperate or because you want to be closer to family members. Don’t...... Read More

A company car is a valuable perk but don’t forget about taxes

Monday, March 04, 2024
One of the most appreciated fringe benefits for owners and employees of small businesses is the use of a company car. This perk results in tax deductions for the employer...... Read More

The Future of Accounting: How to Embrace Cutting-Edge Technology

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Technology is transforming the accounting profession. When businesses moved from paper ledgers to spreadsheets, it improved the timeliness, accuracy and integrity of accounting-related data. Likewise, cloud computing and the ability...... Read More

Court awards and settlements may (or may not) be taxed

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Monetary awards and settlements are often provided for an array of reasons. For example, a person could receive compensatory and punitive damage payments for personal injury, discrimination or harassment. Some...... Read More

Update on Employee Retention Tax Credit claims

Monday, February 26, 2024
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was introduced back when COVID-19 temporarily closed many businesses. The credit provided cash that helped enable struggling businesses to retain employees. Even though the...... Read More

Tips for QuickBooks Users: 5 Mistakes to Avoid During Bank Reconciliation

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Reconciling bank accounts is critical to ensuring the accuracy of your company’s accounting records. The primary purpose of a bank reconciliation is to confirm that the transactions recorded in your...... Read More