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Casualty Loss and Tax Deductions

Casualty Loss and Tax Deductions

Losing personal property to disaster or theft can be traumatic, especially if it is a home, vehicle, or prized family heirloom. Even though in some cases replacement of lost property is impossible, the Internal Revenue Service provides a means by which theft or disaster-related property loss (also known as “casualty loss”) can be claimed and…
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Qualifying as a Real Estate Professional and Deducting Passive Losses

Qualifying as a Real Estate Professional and Deducting Passive Losses

A taxpayer can overcome the presumption that all rental activities are passive if the taxpayer qualifies as a real estate professional by satisfying the two tests of Sec. 469(c)(7)(B): More than one-half of the personal services performed in trades or businesses by you during the tax year are performed in real property trades or businesses…
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Do I Need an LLC to Start a Business?

Do I Need an LLC to Start a Business?

You do not need an LLC to start a business, but for many businesses the benefits of an LLC far outweigh the cost and hassle of setting an LLC up. An LLC, or limited liability company, provides personal liability protection and a formal business structure. You can also get those things by forming a corporation…
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How to Maximize Tax Deductions and Tax Credits – LNK Tax Group

Paying income taxes is the obligation of all Americans. While we are happy to pay our fair share, no one wants to pay too much income tax. That is where tax deductions and credits come into play. U.S. Congress has written the tax code; all 4 million words of it; to allow individuals and businesses…
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IRS COVID-19 Tax Relief

IRS COVID-19 Tax Relief

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced several changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS. The IRS reviewed its collection activities to determine how it could apply relief to taxpayers who owe but are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS expanded…
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Sales Tax E-Commerce Business

How to Administer Sales Tax for Your E-Commerce Business

You are running your very own online e-commerce store; How exciting, but e-commerce sales tax laws, not so much. We know sales tax can really kill your energy. This blog will better explain the various sales tax rules for e-commerce businesses. When must your E-Commerce business start Administering sales tax? Your eCommerce business must charge…
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Vehicles and Section 179 deduction

Vehicles and Section 179 deduction

One of the more popular uses of the Section 179 Deduction has been for vehicles. In fact, several years ago the Section 179 deduction was sometimes referred to as the “Hummer Tax Loophole,” because at the time it allowed businesses to buy large SUV’s and write them off. While this particular use (or abuse) of…
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Expense Reimbursements – Accountable Plan vs. Non-accountable Plan

Expense Reimbursements – Accountable Plan vs. Non-accountable Plan

Accountable Plans A plan under which an employee is reimbursed for expenses or receives an allowance to cover expenses is an accountable plan only if the following conditions are satisfied: there must a business condition for the expenses the expense must be in connection with performance of services as an employee the reimbursement must be…
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I am a business owner. Do I need to file 1099-MISC for my independent contractors?

If your small business regularly uses independent contractors or just hires a gardener occasionally, you may need to file a Form 1099-MISC with the IRS. 1099-MISC’s help the IRS prevent tax evasion by creating a record of income that may otherwise go unreported. For that reason, there are steep penalties, including fines up to $550…
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online pod cast streaming and taxes

Are the Donations I Receive from Online Streaming Taxable?

Did you know that if you are a US citizen and you are earning any income from streaming you might be on the responsible for paying taxes on the donations you receive? Despite their misleading name, donations are not tax free like the kinds of donations you give to a charity. They are taxable income!…
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