Posted by Kevin Smeader on October 08, 2019
Recordkeeping for reimbursing business travel expenses can be cumbersome. Instead of reimbursing employees for the actual costs they incur for out-of-town lodging, meals, and incidentals, some employers opt to pay fixed travel per diems.
Posted by Mark Stack on October 04, 2019
Unfortunately, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated tax deductions for certain employee transportation fringe benefits, but other fringe benefits are still deductible by employers and tax-free to employees.
Posted by Brian Kern on September 27, 2019
First-year bonus depreciation has been around for a while now. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) set forth more-generous, but temporary, rules for 2018 through 2026.
Posted by William Bakke on September 16, 2019
Virtual currency has gone mainstream. AT&T recently announced that its customers can use Bitcoin to pay their phone bills. Other big companies that accept Bitcoin include Microsoft, Expedia, and Overstock. Competitors likely will follow suit. Using virtual currency, however, has tax implications that may surprise you.
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on September 12, 2019
If you or a loved one needs long-term care, consider purchasing a long-term care (LTC) insurance policy. As a bonus, qualified LTC policies may deliver some tax breaks.
Final Regulations Remove Two-Year Deferral of Advance Payments for Inventoriable Goods Under Section 1.451-5
Posted by Brian Kern on August 22, 2019
On July 11, 2019, the IRS and Treasury released final regulations removing Section 1.451-5 of the Income Tax Regulations as a result of the changes made to Section 451 under the 2017 tax reform known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).