Compare and contrast: How do the Republican and Democratic tax plans differ?
With the presidential election only weeks away, many people are beginning to pay closer attention to each candidate’s positions on such issues as the COVID-19 pandemic, health care, the environment and taxes. Among their many differences, President Donald Trump and […] Read More
Business Vehicle Purchases: What Is Deductible for 2020?
Business Vehicle Purchases: What Is Deductible for 2020? Purchases of new and used business vehicles may qualify for tax breaks under current tax law. If you need a new vehicle to use for business purposes, review these details before you […] Read More
The IRS issues guidance on the executive action deferring payroll taxes
The IRS has issued guidance on the payroll tax deferral scheduled to begin on September 1. Here’s what it says. Read More
Ferrara and Turner Earn CPA Credentials
Hall, Kistler & Company is pleased to announce that Supervisors Alex Ferrara, MBA, and Seth Turner, CVA have completed the course work and passed the Certified Public Accountants exam administered by the Accountancy Board of Ohio. Alex joined the firm […] Read More
Federal Tax News
Are you suffering financially due to COVID-19? You might qualify to withdraw up to $100,000 from your IRA or other retirement plan before December 31, 2020, without any negative tax consequences. Qualifying distributions aren’t subject to the 10% tax penalty […] Read More
What does the executive action deferring payroll taxes mean for employers and employees?
Using an executive action, President Trump defers payroll taxes from Sept. 1 through the end of the year. But there are many unanswered questions. Read More
Buying a Distressed Business
Many businesses have suffered financial losses due to the COVID-19 crisis. Some may even be on the verge of bankruptcy or otherwise looking for an exit strategy. Fortunately, there's an upside: Adverse market conditions can create opportunities for investors with […] Read More
Hobby or Business? How to Treat COVID-19 Sideline Activities for Taxes
Today, many people sell homemade products online or work on some unincorporated sideline venture outside of their regular day jobs. Such activities can generate extra spending money. This can be especially helpful for retired people and stay-at-home parents — or […] Read More
IRS guidance provides RMD rollover relief
The CARES Act was enacted in an attempt to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, it extends favorable tax treatment to qualified individuals who take so-called “coronavirus-related distributions” (CRDs) from IRAs, 401(k) plans and certain […] Read More
Sales Tax Holiday!
Ohio will have a sales tax holiday from Friday, August 7, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax: An item of clothing […] Read More
Federal Tax News
A new law is providing more COVID-19 relief. On June 5, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020, which provides more flexibility for participants in the loan program. The law includes provisions that allow participants […] Read More
Own a Family Business? Consider Taking Bonus Depreciation for Qualified Expenditures
To survive and possibly even thrive during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, your family business might need to spend some money to reconfigure its operations. Read More