Now that fall is officially here, it’s a good time to start taking steps that may lower your tax bill for this year and next. One of the first planning steps is to ascertain whether you’ll take the standard deduction or itemize deductions for 2022. Many taxpayers won’t itemize because of the high 2022 standard deduction amounts ($25,900 for joint filers, $12,950 for singles and married couples filing separately andRead More »Year-end tax planning ideas for individuals
Construction business owners know that cash is king. However, managing cash flow in an industry known for its ebbs and flows isn’t easy. And when you throw in the steady rise of inflation and ongoing supply chain issues, cash-flow management has become more important than ever. Here are nine tips to consider: 1. Perform regular forecasts. Properly executed cash-flow forecasts reveal important trends based on: When and from whom revenueRead More »9 cash-flow management tips for construction companies
In today’s tough job market and economy, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) may help employers. Many business owners are hiring and should be aware that the WOTC is available to employers that hire workers from targeted groups who face significant barriers to employment. The credit is worth as much as $2,400 for each eligible employee ($4,800, $5,600 and $9,600 for certain veterans and $9,000 for “long-term family assistance recipients”).Read More »Work Opportunity Tax Credit provides help to employers
As a result of the current estate tax exemption amount ($12.06 million in 2022), many estates no longer need to be concerned with federal estate tax. Before 2011, a much smaller amount resulted in estate plans attempting to avoid it. But now, because many estates won’t be subject to estate tax, more planning can be devoted to saving income taxes for your heirs. While saving both income and transfer taxesRead More »Don’t forget income taxes when planning your estate
Many contractors likely sat up and took notice in August when the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law. The IRA is expected to have a substantial impact on the construction industry, largely because of how it has created or expanded various clean-energy tax incentives. However, construction projects must satisfy several labor requirements to qualify for the full credit amounts. And these requirements won’t take effect until 60 daysRead More »Construction industry awaits guidance on new energy tax incentives
Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. Note: Certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines may be postponed for taxpayers who reside in or haveRead More »2022 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers
Does your business need real estate to conduct operations? Or does it otherwise hold property and put the title in the name of the business? You may want to rethink this approach. Any short-term benefits may be outweighed by the tax, liability and estate planning advantages of separating real estate ownership from the business. Tax implications Businesses that are formed as C corporations treat real estate assets as they doRead More »Separating your business from its real estate
Now that Labor Day has passed, it’s a good time to think about making moves that may help lower your small business taxes for this year and next. The standard year-end approach of deferring income and accelerating deductions to minimize taxes will likely produce the best results for most businesses, as will bunching deductible expenses into this year or next to maximize their tax value. If you expect to beRead More »Year-end tax planning ideas for your small business
In its latest report, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced that July 2022 existing home sales were down but prices were up nationwide, compared with last year. “The ongoing sales decline reflects the impact of the mortgage rate peak of 6% in early June,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. However, he added that “home sales may soon stabilize since mortgage rates have fallen to near 5%, thereby givingRead More »Seller-paid points: Can homeowners deduct them?
High-income taxpayers face two special taxes — a 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT) and a 0.9% additional Medicare tax on wage and self-employment income. Here’s an overview of the taxes and what they may mean for you. 3.8% NIIT This tax applies, in addition to income tax, on your net investment income. The NIIT only affects taxpayers with adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeding $250,000 for joint filers, $200,000 forRead More »Is your income high enough to owe two extra taxes?
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden on August 16, contains many provisions related to climate, energy and taxes. There has been a lot of media coverage about the law’s impact on large corporations. For example, the IRA contains a new 15% alternative minimum tax on large, profitable corporations. And the law adds a 1% excise tax on stock buybacks of more than $1 million by publiclyRead More »Inflation Reduction Act provisions of interest to small businesses
You may have heard that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law recently. While experts have varying opinions about whether it will reduce inflation in the near future, it contains, extends and modifies many climate and energy-related tax credits that may be of interest to individuals. Nonbusiness energy property Before the IRA was enacted, you were allowed a personal tax credit for certain nonbusiness energy property expenses. TheRead More »The Inflation Reduction Act: what’s in it for you?