Built-In Gains Tax

Many medium and small companies who operate as corporations choose to be taxed as an S-Corporation. Operating this way eliminates the double taxation (income tax imposed on both net taxable corporate income and subsequent distributions made to shareholders) that corporations would oth

2018 IRS Provision Updates

The IRS announced last week the annual cost of living adjustments for various tax-related provisions for 2018. Keep in mind, these new numbers are for tax year 2018 (beginning January 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018), which the return will be filed in 2019. Additionally, these are the

Hobby vs. Business Tax Treatment

In order to qualify as a business for tax purposes, an activity must be actively engaged in for profit. To determine if a taxpayer has a profit motive, the IRS looks at various factors which are often subject to judgment. It is important for a taxpayer to be able to prove they are a b

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