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Year-end Tax Planning Strategies for Business Owners

Several end-of-year tax planning strategies are available to business owners to reduce their tax liability. In this article, we’ll cover deferring income, purchasing new business equipment, Section 179 Expensing, and more. Let’s take a look.

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Closing a Business for Good

If you’re a small business owner who is thinking about closing your business for good, you should be aware that there is more to closing a business than laying off employees, selling office furniture, and closing the doors – you must also take certain actions as required by the IRS to fulfill your tax obligations. For example, if you have employees, you must file final employment tax returns as well as make final federal tax deposits of these taxes.

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Tax Deductions for Homeowners

For many people buying a home – whether it’s a fixer-upper in an up and coming neighborhood or that custom home you’ve always dreamed of – is a milestone event. While there is often a steep learning curve associated with buying and owning a home, there are also some perks – at least when it comes to taxes.

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Use These Strategies to Pass on Wealth to Heirs

Individuals with significant assets should take advantage of proven tax strategies such as gifting and direct payments to educational institutions to transfer wealth to heirs tax-free and minimize estate taxes. Rising inflation, a volatile stock market, and relatively low interest rates also provide additional opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of them:

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Homeowner Records: What To Keep And For How Long

Homeowner Records: What To Keep And For How Long

Keeping full and accurate homeowner records is not only vital for claiming deductions on your tax return, but also for determining the basis or adjusted basis of your home. These records include your purchase contract and settlement papers if you bought the property, or other objective evidence if you acquired it by gift, inheritance, or similar means. You should also keep any receipts, canceled checks, and similar evidence for improvements or other additions to the basis.

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Retirement Plan Options For Small Businesses

Small Business Owner Looking Into Retirement Plans

According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses employ half of all private-sector employees in the United States. However, a majority of small businesses do not offer their workers retirement savings benefits.

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Key Tax Provisions Of The Inflation Reduction Act Of 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law on August 16, 2022, includes tax provisions affecting:

  • businesses,
  • individuals,
  • the clean-energy industry,
  • healthcare, and more.

Let’s take a look:

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Kids’ Day Camp Expenses May Qualify for a Day Credit

Day camps are common during school vacations and the summer months. Many parents enroll their children in a day camp or pay for daycare so they can work or look for work. Unlike overnight camps, the cost of summer day camp may count towards the child and dependent care credit. Here are 10 things parents should know:

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New Job? Don’t Forget About Your 401(K)

One of the most important questions you face when changing jobs is what to do with the money in your 401(k) because making the wrong move could cost you thousands of dollars or more in taxes and lower returns.

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Tax Breaks for Teachers and Educators

It’s almost time for the start of the new school year, and teachers and other educators should remember that they can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses. Deducting expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel helps reduce the amount of tax owed when filing a tax return.

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