The tax implications of a business vehicle

The tax implications of a business vehicle

The use of a business vehicle is a valuable fringe benefit for owners and employees of small businesses. This benefit results in tax deductions for the employer as well as tax breaks for the owners and employees using the cars. (And of course, they get the nontax...
Should your small business lease or buy equipment?

Should your small business lease or buy equipment?

Recent changes to federal tax law and accounting rules could affect whether you decide to lease or buy equipment or other fixed assets. Although there’s no universal “right” choice, many businesses that formerly leased assets are now deciding to buy them. Pros and...
Fundamental tax truths for C corporations

Fundamental tax truths for C corporations

The flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been great news for these entities and their owners. But some fundamental tax truths for C corporations largely remain the same: Double Taxation Double taxation occurs...
Higher business mileage rate for business miles in 2019

Higher business mileage rate for business miles in 2019

This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business increased by 3.5 cents, to the highest level since 2008. As a result, you might be able to claim a larger deduction for vehicle-related expense...
6 last-minute tax planning moves for your small business

6 last-minute tax planning moves for your small business

Tax planning is a year-round activity, but there are still some year-end strategies you can use to lower your 2018 tax bill. Here are six last-minute tax planning ideas small business owners should consider. Postpone invoices. If your business uses the cash method of...