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How Can Business Owners Lower Last Year’s Tax Bill?

How Can Business Owners Lower Last Year’s Tax Bill?

Posted by Timothy Bubar on February 18, 2021

Tax Day is now fast approaching. Luckily, there may still be time for your business to make some last-minute moves to lower its tax obligation for 2020. Plus, there are other long-term planning strategies that business owners should consider in light of today's tax laws, recent economic relief measures, and expected changes to the federal tax rules.

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Are You Thinking About Selling Your Business?

Are You Thinking About Selling Your Business?

Posted by Johnathon Miles on February 18, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling business owners may be looking for an exit strategy, while tax rates are still taxpayer-friendly. The key to maximizing the sale price is preparing your business for sale.

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Bad Debts: What Losses Can You Deduct and When?

Bad Debts: What Losses Can You Deduct and When?

Posted by Douglas Muth on February 18, 2021

Many individuals and businesses have suffered bad debt losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the IRS may be skeptical of deductions claimed for these losses.

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Biden’s Tax Plan: Democrats Have Control, but Tax Reform Details Remain Unclear

Biden’s Tax Plan: Democrats Have Control, but Tax Reform Details Remain Unclear

Posted by Brian Kern on February 05, 2021

Now that President Biden has taken office and Democrats have a slim majority in the House and Senate, many are eagerly awaiting details on any new significant tax legislation the administration will aim to pass.

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Important Tax Figures for 2021

Important Tax Figures for 2021

Posted by Angela Miles on February 01, 2021

Every year, the dollar amounts allowed for various federal tax benefits are subject to change based on inflation adjustments and legislation. Here are some important tax figures for 2021, compared with 2020, including the estate tax exemption, Social Security wage base, qualified retirement plan and IRA contribution limits, driving deductions, allowable business write-off amounts, and more.

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SALT Effect of Federal Stimulus Package

SALT Effect of Federal Stimulus Package

Posted by Mark Stack on February 01, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act earmarks an additional $284 billion for a new round of forgivable small-business loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and makes a number of important changes to the program. On January 6, 2021, the IRS followed up by issuing Rev. Rul. 2021-2, which revokes its prior position on the disallowance of deductions for PPP-related expenses.

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International Aspects of 2021 Final Regulations on Deduction of Business Interest Expense

International Aspects of 2021 Final Regulations on Deduction of Business Interest Expense

Posted by Amanda Mooney on February 01, 2021

On January 5, 2021, Treasury and the IRS issued an early version of final regulations that provide additional guidance regarding the limitation on the deduction for business interest expense under Section 163(j). Among many other items, these regulations address the application of the limitation with respect to controlled foreign corporations (CFCs).

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PPP Loan Changes Included in the New Appropriations Act

PPP Loan Changes Included in the New Appropriations Act

Posted by Jenna Torella on January 21, 2021

The CARES Act created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to issue loans to help small businesses that were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The original program expired on August 8, 2020. Now it's been retroactively reinstated, liberalized, and expanded by the new Consolidated Appropriations Act.

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Ways to Fully Deduct Business-Related Meals

Ways to Fully Deduct Business-Related Meals

Posted by Kevin Smeader on January 19, 2021

There's good news for restaurants that have struggled during the COVID-19 crisis: A new law allows 100% federal income tax deductions for the cost of business-related meals provided by restaurants in 2021 and 2022.

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The Status of Temporary COVID Tax Relief Measures After the New Law

The Status of Temporary COVID Tax Relief Measures After the New Law

Posted by Cory Van Deusen V on January 15, 2021

Before President Trump signed the latest economic stimulus law, several temporary COVID-19-related federal tax relief measures were set to expire on December 31, 2020.

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