Have employees who receive tips? Here are the tax implications
Many businesses in certain industries employ individuals who receive tips as part of their compensation. These businesses include restaurants, hotels and salons. Tip definition Tips are optional payments that customers make to employees who perform services. They can be cash or noncash. Cash tips include those received directly from customers, electronically paid tips distributed to employees by…Read More
Do you run a business from home? You may be able to deduct home office expenses
Many people began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic — and many still work from their home offices either all the time or on a hybrid basis. If you’re self-employed and run your business from home or perform certain functions there, you might be able to claim deductions for home office expenses against your…Read More
Portability and What is it?
Portability is the term used for the Deceased Spouse Unused Exclusion (DSUE). This election allows for any unused lifetime estate and gift exclusion to be transferred over to the surviving spouse. The lifetime estate and gift exclusion allows for gifts and estates to be transferred to another party tax free. The lifetime exclusion is…Read More
Answers to your questions about 2023 limits on individual taxes
Many people are more concerned about their 2022 tax bills right now than they are about their 2023 tax situations. That’s understandable because your 2022 individual tax return is due to be filed in 10 weeks (unless you file an extension).Read More
Everyone should check their withholding
By: Saundra Uy Did you or your employees get your W-2 or file your income tax return, only to notice that your federal or state income taxes withheld from your paychecks were too low, or even zero? Especially in the day and age of direct deposit, many employees do not take a close look at…Read More
West Virginia Governor Justice Signs Tax Package into Law
On March 7, 2023, Governor Justice signed a historic tax bill into law for West Virginia. 1987 was the last time any significant change was made to the WV personal income tax rules. Suttle & Stalnaker recaps the changes for you below, along with the dates they become effective. (Effective retroactively for tax years beginning…Read More
CECL Model Validation
By: Kelly Shafer, CPA The implementation of the new expected credit loss (CECL) standard on 1/1/23 has raised questions from regulators about the need for model validation. CECL replaces the incurred loss model and affects the calculation of the allowance for credit losses (ACL). Given the complexity of this calculation, many Financial Institutions (FIs) use…Read More
What Gifts Are Subject to the Gift Tax
By: Layne Blasingim The gift tax is an area of taxation that many taxpayers may not be aware of including the related filing requirements. Though there is an annual exclusion, gift splitting and a large lifetime exclusion, taxpayers should be aware of the possible gifts that could cause filing requirements and possible tax liabilities. …Read More
Are You Using KPIs to Monitor the Health and Well-Being of Your Business?
By: Matt Lane When managing a business, it is essential to have benchmarking standards to evaluate the overall health and condition of the operation. The most common method of tracking benchmarks is establishing key performance indicators, also known as KPIs. KPIs are specific and quantifiable representations of benchmarks presented over a period of time. Simply…Read More
Child Tax Credit: The Rules Keep Changing but it’s Still Valuable
If you’re a parent, you may be confused about the rules for claiming the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The rules and credit amounts have changed significantly over the last six years. This tax break became more generous in 2018 than it was under prior law — and it became even better in 2021 for eligible…Read More
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