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What the Overturn of the Physical Presence Standard Means for Your Business

February 12, 2019

On June 21, 2018, The U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. The verdict, declaring that states can impose sales tax nexus without requiring a seller’s physical presence in the state, will have serious implications for all sellers, not just online retailers. The decision overturns the Supreme…

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Business owners: An exit strategy should be part of your tax planning

February 11, 2019

Tax planning is a juggling act for business owners. You have to keep your eye on your company’s income and expenses and applicable tax breaks (especially if you own a pass-through entity). But you also must look out for your own financial future. For example, you need to develop an exit strategy so that taxes…

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Getting wise to the rise of “smart” buildings

February 7, 2019

Nowadays, data drives everything — including the very buildings in which companies operate. If your business is considering upgrading its current facility, or moving to or constructing a new one, it’s important to be aware of “smart” buildings. A smart building is one equipped with a variety of sensors that gather and track information about…

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Why you shouldn’t wait to file your 2018 income tax return

February 5, 2019

The IRS opened the 2018 income tax return filing season on January 28. Even if you typically don’t file until much closer to the April 15 deadline, this year consider filing as soon as you can. Why? You can potentially protect yourself from tax identity theft — and reap other benefits, too. What is tax…

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Fundamental tax truths for C corporations

February 5, 2019

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: C corporations are subject to double taxation. Double taxation occurs when corporate income is taxed…

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Investment interest expense is still deductible, but will you benefit?

January 29, 2019

As you likely know by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduced or eliminated many deductions for individuals. One itemized deduction the TCJA kept intact is for investment interest expense. This is interest on debt used to buy assets held for investment, such as margin debt used to buy securities. But if you…

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Depreciation-related breaks on business real estate and your 2018 return

January 29, 2019

Commercial buildings and improvements generally are depreciated over 39 years, which essentially means you can deduct a portion of the cost every year over the depreciation period. (Land isn’t depreciable.) But special tax breaks that allow deductions to be taken more quickly are available for certain real estate investments. Some of these were enhanced by…

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New Lease Standard – How It Affects Construction Contractors

January 28, 2019

Chris Lambert, CPA, CGMA, CCIFP Does your company lease any of its vehicles or equipment? If so, and you follow U.S Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to prepare your financial statements, some important changes are about to go into effect. In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its long-awaited update revising the…

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Many tax-related limits affecting businesses increase for 2019

January 22, 2019

A variety of tax-related limits affecting businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have gone up for 2019. Here’s a look at some that may affect you and your business. Deductions Section 179 expensing: Limit: $1.02 million (up from $1 million) Phaseout: $2.55 million (up from $2.5 million) Income-based phase-ins for certain limits on…

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4 business functions you could outsource right now

January 22, 2019

One thing in plentiful supply in today’s business world is help. Orbiting every industry are providers, consultancies and independent contractors offering a wide array of support services. Simply put, it’s never been easier to outsource certain business functions so you can better focus on fulfilling your company’s mission and growing its bottom line. Here are…

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