Take Advantage of Tax Breaks for Small Businesses

If you own a small or medium-sized business, it may be eligible for some significant tax breaks that aren't available for larger entities. Here are three examples to consider as you file your tax return for 2021 and plan for 2022. […]

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

Tax Season Filing Tips Did you know that tax return errors can delay refunds and increase audit risk? Before your tax return preparation appointment, make sure you've gathered all 2021 tax documents received, such as W-2s and 1099s. In addition, […]

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Due Diligence Considerations When Buying a Business

If you're in the market to buy a business, how the deal is structured can have a major impact on the due diligence that's needed to protect against known and unknown liabilities. Purchasing the assets in bulk may help reduce exposure to liabilities, but there may be tax and financial reasons to purchase an ownership interest in the target business instead. Here's an overview of possible due diligence procedures to consider

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Tax Implications of Student Loan Debt Relief

Many people have incurred student loan debts. But some are fortunate enough to have their loans discharged or paid off by employers. If you're one of the lucky ones, be aware that cancellation of student loan debt will result in taxable income, unless an exception applies. Here's an overview of the federal income tax rules that apply in these situations

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5 ways to upskill your workforce

The past few years has seen a general “skills gap” in the manufacturing sector. One answer to this ever-increasing issue is to take steps to “upskill” your workforce.

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Close-Up on the Individual AMT

The alternative minimum tax (AMT) rules are confusing for many people. Although the corporate AMT was permanently eliminated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, some individuals may still owe the AMT. Are you at risk for this dreaded tax? Here's a refresher on the AMT rules that apply to individual taxpayers for 2018 through 2025.

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Federal Tax News for Businesses and Individuals

For Business Reporting by Third-Party Settlement Organizations Is Changing If you run a business and receive payments through third-party settlement organizations (TPSOs), expect significant changes in 2022. To improve voluntary tax compliance, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) now requires […]

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Important Tax Figures for 2022

  Important Tax Figures for 2022 The following table provides some important federal tax information for 2022, as compared with 2021. Some of the dollar amounts are unchanged and some changed only slightly due to inflation. Social Security/ Medicare 2022 2021 […]

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Manufacturers: Don’t Miss Out on an R&D Tax Credit

Determining eligibility for the research and development (R&D) credit and calculating the amount can be complicated. Many manufacturers mistakenly think they won't qualify. But you shouldn't pass up the opportunity to benefit from this tax break. This article explains how to qualify for the R&D credit, clears up four common misconceptions and discusses how the credit amount is calculated.

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How to Make the Most of the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

Are you planning to gift cash or assets to family members this holiday season? The annual gift tax exclusion is $15,000 in 2021 and is increasing to $16,000 per recipient in 2022. Here's how annual gift-giving may result in major tax breaks for your family. But time may be limited. Today's favorable gift and estate tax rules are scheduled to change in 2026 — or possibly sooner depending on tax law developments.

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