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Important tax filing due date ahead!

When it comes to income tax returns, April 15 (actually April 17 this year, because of a weekend and a Washington, D.C., holiday) isn't the only deadline taxpayers need to think about. The federal income tax filing deadline for calendar-year partnerships, S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) treated as partnerships or S corporation...
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Luxury Auto Depreciation under the TCJA (Tax Cut & Jobs Act)

​The Tax Cut & Jobs Act affords a much greater deduction for business use of automobiles than under the previous MACRS depreciation under the old law.  Basically for a vehicle used 100% for business the depreciation deduction is now $49,360 over 4 years, (including bonus depreciation) where as under MACRS the deduction was $21,185. That ta...
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2018 Q1 Tax Calendar

  Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2018. 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 requirements.  January 31 File 2017 Forms W-2, “Wage and Tax Statement,” with the Social Security Administration and provide copies to your employees. Provide copies of 2017 Forms 1099-MISC, “Miscellaneous Income,” to recipients of income from your business where required. File 2017 Forms 1099-MISC reporting nonemployee compensation payments in Box 7 with the IRS. File Form 940, “Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return,” for 2017. If your undeposited tax is $500 or less, you can either pay it with your return or deposit it. If it’s more than $500, you must deposit it. However, if you...
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Topics not discussed in the weekend's papers included in the conference agreement

   The repeal of the Individual Mandate (requirement to purchase medical insurance) is effective for months beginning after December 31, 2018.  Therefore insurance will be required for 2018 without having to pay the penalty. The bill also retains the medical expense deduction, which allows taxpayers to deduct medical expenses that exceed 10% of their income.  The overhaul would for one year lower the threshold to 7.5%, where it used to be, and return it to 10% in 2019.   How will it affect my business deductions?   1.  Luxury automobiles (and all auto's for that matter)     Annual Depreciation- up significantly.                                      Current                    Proposed Year 1-              $3,160                     ...
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