Computer Software Costs: How Does Your Business Deduct Them?

These days, most businesses buy or lease computer software to use in their operations. Or perhaps your business develops computer software to use in your products or services or sells or leases software to others. In any of these situations, you should be aware of the complex rules that determine the tax treatment of the expenses of buying, leasing or developing computer software.

Is your business closing? Here are your final tax responsibilities

Businesses shut down for many reasons. Some of the reasons that businesses shutter their doors:

Key Thresholds in Federal Estate & Gift Tax and Massachusetts Estate Tax

The United States has taxed the estates of decedents since 1916, and gifts since 1924, with tax rates and exemption levels that have varied greatly over the last two decades. Massachusetts is one of several states in the country that has a state estate tax. Among those states, Massachusetts is one of two states with the lowest estate value that is subject to tax.

Massachusetts Approves Millionaires Tax: What It Means for Taxpayers

During this week’s midterm election, Massachusetts voters approved Question 1 – an amendment to the state’s constitution that will increase taxes for the commonwealth’s wealthiest residents.

9 Key Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act

In August, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. While the legislation is focused primarily on fighting climate change and making health care and prescription drugs more affordable, it also has some significant tax impacts.

Providing Fringe Benefits To Employees With No Tax Strings Attached

Businesses can provide benefits to employees that don’t cost them much or anything at all. However, in some cases, employees may have to pay tax on the value of these benefits.

What Local Transportation Costs Can Your Business Deduct?

You and your small business are likely to incur a variety of local transportation costs each year. There are various tax implications for these expenses.

Worried About An IRS Audit? Prepare in Advance.

IRS audit rates are historically low, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, but that’s little consolation if your return is among those selected to be examined. Plus, the IRS recently received additional funding in the Inflation Reduction Act to improve customer service, upgrade technology and increase audits of high-income taxpayers. But with proper preparation and planning, you should fare well.

Eligible Massachusetts Taxpayers Will Receive a 13% Tax Refund This Fall

This November, millions of Massachusetts taxpayers could receive an automatic state refund, under a little-known law called Chapter 62F.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Provides Help to Employers

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”). It’s generally limited to eligible employees who begin work for the employer before January 1, 2026.