Small Businesses Can Benefit from Deducting Vehicle Costs on Their Taxes

Businesses that use a car or other vehicle may be able to deduct the expense of operating that vehicle on their taxes. Businesses generally can use one of the two methods to figure their deductible vehicle expenses: Standard mileage rate Actual car expenses For 2019, here are the standard mileage rates for calculating the deductible costs [...]

Home Office Deduction Benefits Eligible Small Business Owners

The following article was published by the IRS.  Small business owners may qualify for a home office deduction that will help them save money on their taxes, and benefit their bottom line. Taxpayers can take this deduction if they use a portion of their home exclusively, and on a regular basis, for any of the following: [...]

Taking Care of Business: Recordkeeping for Small Businesses

Small business owners should keep good records. This applies to all businesses, whether they have a couple dozen employees or just a few. Whether they install software or make soft-serve. Whether they cut hair or cut lawns. Keeping good records is an important part of running a successful business. Here are some questions and answers to [...]

Businesses Should Review Depreciation Deductions Rules

The following article was published by the IRS. Businesses should know the tax rules for deducting depreciation on certain property. This deduction can benefit eligible business taxpayers. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made changes to the rules around depreciation that will affect many businesses. First off, businesses should remember they can generally depreciate tangible property, [...]

Here’s What People Should Know about Reporting Cash Payments

Federal law requires a person to report cash transactions of more than $10,000 to the IRS. Here are some facts about reporting these payments. Who’s covered For purposes of cash payments, a “person” is defined as an individual, company, corporation, partnership, association, trust or estate. For example: Dealers of jewelry, furniture, boats, aircraft, automobiles, art, rugs [...]