Should you convert your business from a C-Corp to an S-Corp?

Choosing the right business entity has many implications, including the amount of your tax bill. The most common business structures are sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, C corporations and S corporations.

MA Millionaires Tax: Strategies to Consider

In recent years, the debate surrounding wealth inequality and tax reform has gained significant traction across the US. Among the states at the forefront of this conversation is Massachusetts, where the “Millionaires Tax” has sparked both support and opposition. In November of 2022, Massachusetts approved the Fair Share Amendment, a 4% tax on state residents with an annual income of greater than $1 million.

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.

Recordkeeping & IRS Audits: A Case Study

If you operate a business, or you’re starting a new one, you know records of income and expenses need to be kept. Specifically, you should carefully record expenses to claim all the tax deductions to which you’re entitled. And you want to make sure you can defend the amounts reported on your tax returns in case you’re ever audited by the IRS.

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.

Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions Updated for 2024

As of January 1, 2024, the federal lifetime gift and estate tax exemption amount has increased to $13.61 million per person (up from $12.92 million in 2023). This means that individuals may now transfer up to $13.61 million - tax-free - during their lifetime or at death. Married couples may now transfer up to $27.22 million with proper estate planning.

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.