Important Tax Dates

The IRS announced that tax season will open on Monday, January 29, 2018. The IRS will begin accepting paper and electronically filed tax returns at that time. Paper returns won’t begin to be processed until mid-February. That is why the IRS strongly suggests to file your 2017 ta

IRS Announces Per Diem Rates for Business Travelers

Travel expenses are deductible to the extent they are considered business expenses. The Internal Revenue Service defines business expenses as, those that are ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home for your business, professions, or job. If you are eligible for rei

Documentation of Business Mileage

The qualifying mileage deductions permitted by the IRS does not include your commute from home to your permanent work location. However, if you travel to and from off-site meetings, business events, or even lunch or dinner with a current or prospective client, you can take the mileage

Does Your Dependent Need to File a Tax Return?

Whether or not your dependent is required to file a tax return depends on a few factors. When deciding if your dependent is required to file their amount of income, type of income, and dependency status should all be taken into consideration. Types of income and taxes: Earned income o

Having Two Sets of Books

Did you realize that some companies actually utilize two sets of books? Companies often have a set of books for income taxes and one to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). There are numerous differences that exist between accounting for income taxes and GAAP.