Posted by D’Marie Murray on March 09, 2017
Did you know that, once you turn age 70½, you must start taking mandatory annual withdrawals from your traditional IRAs, including any simplified employee pension (SEP) accounts and SIMPLE IRAs that you set up as a small business owner?
Posted by Bryan Staniszewski on March 09, 2017
Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) are stripped-down retirement plans intended for self-employed individuals and small businesses. If you don’t already have a tax-favored retirement plan set up for your business, consider establishing a SEP — plus, if you act quickly enough, you can claim a deduction for your initial SEP contribution on your 2016 tax return.
Posted by Cory Van Deusen V on March 09, 2017
What’s the most popular choice of entity: sole proprietorship, C corps, S corps, partnership or LLC? A recent report by the Joint Committee on Taxation answers this question — and highlights trends in how businesses have been structured over the last 35 years.
Posted by Dale Demyanick on March 06, 2017
An effective way to reduce estate taxes is to limit the amount of appreciation in your estate — and your company may provide just the ticket for doing so.
Posted by Christopher Lukowski on February 20, 2017
2016 was a “transformative” year for the Whistleblower Office. Learn about the basics of the program and what changed in 2016.
Posted by on February 20, 2017
Several significant tax developments happened last year that may affect federal income tax returns that individual and business taxpayers file in 2017. Here’s a quick look at 10 key changes that you should be aware of during this tax season.
Posted by Michē Needham on February 17, 2017
Mandatory IRA payouts are called required minimum distributions (RMDs). While there’s a stiff penalty if you fail to take timely distributions, taking RMDs also will cause you to report additional taxable income on your federal income tax return. Here are the rules regarding RMDs and a tax-smart strategy for meeting your RMD obligations.
Posted by Brian Kern on February 10, 2017
Can a retailer qualify for the Section 199 deduction for marketing materials created and printed in the United States that advertise products manufactured abroad? IRS Chief Counsel Advice determined that the deduction isn’t available for print materials that advertise only the company’s own foreign-made brands. Here are the details of the case.