Insights: Client Accounting Services

Figuring corporate estimated tax

June 12, 2024

The next quarterly estimated tax payment deadline is June 17 for individuals and businesses, so it’s a good time to review the rules for computing corporate federal estimated payments. You want your business to pay the minimum amount of estimated tax without triggering the penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Four possible options The required installment…

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QuickBooks Desktop transitions to QuickBooks Online

May 16, 2024

By: Saundra Uy, CPA, CVA, CGMA You may have received an email notifying you that your QuickBooks Desktop 2021 software will be discontinued on May 31, 2024. This notification is accurate but misleading and there are some important exceptions to consider. Recognizing the potential confusion surrounding this software transition, we are committed to clarifying any…

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When partners pay expenses related to the business

May 8, 2024

It’s not unusual for a partner to incur expenses related to the partnership’s business. This is especially likely to occur in service partnerships such as an architecture or law firm. For example, partners in service partnerships may incur entertainment expenses in developing new client relationships. They may also incur expenses for: transportation to get to…

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When businesses may want to take a contrary approach with income and deductions

May 6, 2024

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? One reason might be tax law changes that raise tax rates. The Biden administration has proposed raising the corporate federal income…

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The pros and cons of turning your home into a rental

May 1, 2024

If you’re buying a new home, you may have thought about keeping your current home and renting it out. In March, average rents for one- and two-bedroom residences were $1,487 and $1,847, respectively, according to the latest Zumper National Rent Report. In some parts of the country, rents are much higher or lower than the…

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2024 Q2 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and employers

April 16, 2024

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…

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Update on retirement account required minimum distributions

April 1, 2024

If you have a tax-favored retirement account, including a traditional IRA, you’ll become exposed to the federal income tax required minimum distribution (RMD) rules after reaching a certain age. If you inherit a tax-favored retirement account, including a traditional or Roth IRA, you’ll also have to deal with these rules. Specifically, you’ll have to: 1)…

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Business owners, your financial statements are trying to tell you something

March 28, 2024

Business owners are commonly and rightfully urged to regularly generate financial statements in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). One reason why is external users of financial statements, such as lenders and investors, place greater trust in financial reporting done under the rigorous standards of GAAP. But that’s not the only reason. GAAP-compliant financial statements…

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Bartering is a taxable transaction even if no cash is exchanged

March 19, 2024

If your small business is strapped for cash (or likes to save money), you may find it beneficial to barter or trade for goods and services. Bartering isn’t new — it’s the oldest form of trade — but the internet has made it easier to engage in with other businesses. However, if your business begins…

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Tax-wise ways to take cash from your corporation while avoiding dividend treatment

March 5, 2024

If you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost, the easiest way is to distribute cash as a dividend. However, a dividend distribution isn’t tax efficient since it’s taxable to you to the extent of your corporation’s “earnings and profits,” but it’s not deductible by the corporation. 5…

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