How Client Accounting & Advisory Services Enhance Financial Management and Decision-Making

Client Accounting and Advisory Services (CAAS) have emerged as a pivotal component in the modern landscape of financial management. This blog delves into the realm of CAAS, elucidating its significance, core components, and the value it brings to businesses seeking to optimize their financial operations and strategic decision-making processes.

Should Your Business Take a Different Approach with Income and Deductions?

Businesses usually want to delay recognition of taxable income into future years and accelerate deductions into the current year. But when is it wise to do the opposite? And why would you want to?

2024 Q2 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines that apply to businesses and other employers during the second quarter of 2024. 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.

Utilizing Federal Tax Breaks to Optimize Tax Savings

It is generally a best practice for businesses to maximize current year depreciation write-offs for newly acquired assets. Two federal tax breaks can be a big help in achieving this goal—the first-year Section 179 depreciation deduction, and the first-year bonus depreciation deduction. These two deductions can potentially allow businesses to write off some or all of their qualifying asset expenses in Year 1. However, they’re moving targets due to annual inflation adjustments and tax law changes that phase out bonus depreciation. With that in mind, here’s how to coordinate these write-offs for optimal tax-saving results.

Maximizing the QBI Deduction Before It Disappears

The qualified business income (QBI) deduction is available to eligible businesses through 2025. After that, it’s scheduled to disappear. If you’re eligible, you may want to make the most of the deduction while it’s still on the books - it can potentially be a big tax saver.

Can You Improve Your Tax Break by Applying the Research Credit Against Payroll Taxes?

The credit for increasing research activities, often referred to as the research and development (R&D) credit, is a valuable tax break available to certain eligible small businesses. Claiming the credit involves complex calculations, which we’ll take care of for you.

How Dashboards Drive Growth

Do you have your finger on the pulse of your company’s financial health? Having insight into your financial data is key to making strategic decisions that can increase your company’s efficiency and profitability. Financial dashboards are valuable tools to help you gain this insight.

ERTC Crackdown: What You Can Do if Your Business Submitted a Problematic Claim

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was introduced during the pandemic, when COVID-19 temporarily closed many businesses. The credit provided cash that helped enable struggling businesses to retain employees. Although the ERTC expired for most employers at the end of the third quarter of 2021, it could still be claimed on amended returns after that.

Should Your Business Offer the New Emergency Savings Accounts to Employees?

As part of the SECURE 2.0 law, there’s a new benefit option for employees facing emergencies. It’s called a pension-linked emergency savings account (PLESA) and the provision authorizing it became effective for plan years beginning January 1, 2024. The IRS recently released guidance about the accounts (in Notice 2024-22) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published some frequently asked questions to help employers, plan sponsors, participants and others understand them.

2024 Q1 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2024. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. If you have questions about filing requirements, contact us. We can ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines.