Author Archives: Chad Lahrmer CPA

Small Businesses: Rent Expenses May be Tax-deductible

Small Businesses: Rent Expenses May be Tax-deductible

If you’re a small business owner just starting out, you may not realize that some rent expenses may be deductible on your tax return. Here are some things small business owners should keep in mind when it comes to deducting rental expenses:

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What to do if You’re Missing Important Tax Documents

What to do if You're Missing Important Tax Documents

As the April 18th tax deadline quickly approaches, last-minute tax filers should make sure they have all their documents before filing a tax return. You should have received a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers for use in preparing your federal tax return. Employers must furnish this record of 2022 earnings and withheld taxes no later than January 31, 2023.

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Five Overlooked Tax Breaks for Individuals

Five Overlooked Tax Breaks for Individuals

Are you confused about which credits and deductions you can claim on your 2022 tax return? You’re not alone. With tax law becoming more complicated every year, it’s hard to remember which tax breaks are available in any given year. With that in mind, here are five tax breaks you might not want to overlook.

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What is a Designated Roth Account?

What is a Designated Roth Account?

Many 401(k) plans allow taxpayers to make Roth contributions as long as the plan has a designated Roth account. Your plan may also allow you to transfer amounts to the designated Roth account in the plan or borrow money.

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Small Business: Deducting Startup Costs

Small Business: Deducting Startup Costs

If you’ve recently started a business – or are thinking about starting a business – you should know that as an owner, all eligible costs incurred before you began operating the business are treated as capital expenditures. As such, they are part of the cost basis for the business.

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Do You Need to File a 2022 Tax Return?

Do You Need to File a 2022 Tax Return?

Most people file a tax return because they have to, but even if you don’t, you might be eligible for a tax refund and not know it.

The tax tips below should help determine whether you must file a tax return this year.

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Tax Breaks for Older Adults and Retirees

Tax Breaks for Older Adults and Retirees

Everyone wants to save money on their taxes, and retirees and older adults are no exception. If you’re 50 or older, here are six tax tips that could help you do just that.

Keep reading for info about standard deductions for seniors, credit for the elderly or disabled, retirement account increases, and more.

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Highlights of The Secure 2.0 Act of 2022

Highlights of The Secure 2.0 Act of 2022

The $1.66 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, was signed into law on December 29, 2022, by President Biden. Included in the 4,155-page bill is the SECURE Act 2.0 of 2022, which contains a number of tax provisions relating to retirement.

Let’s take a look at the highlights:

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Businesses: Important Tax Changes in 2023

Businesses: Important Tax Changes in 2023

It’s no surprise there are important tax changes you need to be aware of this year.

Here’s what small business owners need to know about tax law changes and inflation adjustments for the year ahead. Take a look.

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