Hiring Your Child Can Help You Save Big in Taxes
Hiring your child for your business can lead to significant tax savings by shifting income, reducing taxes, and reducing FICA and FUTA obligations. However, it's crucial to follow employment laws and withhold appropriate taxes. Learn more about the benefits and rules for hiring your child.
Business Travel Expenses: Per Diem vs Actual Expenses
If your employees travel for work purposes, it’s important to understand the various methods of tracking and substantiating travel expenses so that you can maintain accurate records, control costs, and take advantage of potential tax benefits. Watch this video to learn about business travel expenses, per diem allowances, and how they affect employees and employers.
6 Misconceptions of a Revocable Living Trust
A revocable living trust, or RLT, offers many benefits, including probate avoidance, privacy, and flexibility in managing assets during one’s life, incapacity, and death. However, despite their popularity as an estate planning tool, there are many misconceptions surrounding revocable trusts that lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Watch this video to learn about the top six misconceptions.
FASB Amends ASC 842: New Lease Standards for Non-Public Entities
The Financial Accounting Standards Board recently amended the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842, Leases, aiming to improve leasing guidance for non-public entities. This article provides an overview of key changes and impacts of the updated guidance.
IRS Dirty Dozen Top Tax Scams To Avoid
Each year, the Internal Revenue Service publishes its annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams highlighting various schemes that put taxpayers and their financial well-being at risk. In this video, we'll provide an overview of five of the top scams on the list.
Properly Funding Your Living Trust
Failing to properly fund a living trust is one of the most common errors people make and can lead to unintended consequences and added costs for both the individual and their beneficiaries. In this video, we'll provide an overview of how to properly fund a living trust.
R&E Expense Amortization Got You Down?
Now that Research & Experimentation expenses must be amortized over several years, many companies are looking for ways to increase deductions and reduce taxable income. Here are three opportunities to potentially accelerate depreciation and reduce your tax liability.
Expired and expiring tax provisions that may impact you and your business
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made several sweeping changes to the tax code. However, many provisions contained a “sunset” or expiration date. This article will review several provisions that have either recently expired or are scheduled to expire in the coming years.
Crafting a buy-sell agreement for your business
Buy-sell agreements are an essential tool for businesses with more than one owner. This type of agreement defines what will happen to the departing owner's share of the business if they leave. Learn about the benefits, key components, and important considerations of a buy-sell agreement for your business.
Protecting Your Finances During an Economic Downturn
Many economists are predicting that the US economy will experience a downturn, if not a recession, in 2023. A downturn can lead to job loss, reduced income, and financial insecurity. While it's impossible to predict the future with certainty, there are steps you can take to protect your finances during a downturn.
Incentivize Employees With Stock Appreciation Rights Instead of Equity
Many business owners want to incentivize and reward employees by tying their compensation to the company's performance. One way to do this is through stock options, but using stock appreciation rights might be a better solution.
FASB Proposes Changes to Lease Accounting Rules
The Financial Accounting Standards Board recently issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update for Leases (Topic 842). The update addresses related-party arrangements between entities under common control. This video provides an overview of the proposed changes.
When To Outsource Your Accounting
Thanks to the cloud and automation, outsourcing has never been a more viable option than it is today. Quite often, outsourcing can be more efficient and less expensive than hiring dedicated staff. In this video, we'll cover the benefits of outsourcing your accounting.
Five Steps to Recognizing Revenue in Financials
The FASB and IASB have provided standards for properly recognizing revenue in your financials. Using a five step process, companies recognize revenue based on the value and timing of when control of the goods and services are transferred to the customer. Learn about the standards and how to properly recognize revenue for your company.
Year-end tax planning considerations
Tax planning considerations for businesses and individuals approaching the end of 2022.