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Giving Back & Your Taxes

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Giving Back & Your Taxes
‘Tis the season for giving, but consider how recent tax changes affect your charitable contributions before you open your wallet. Whether your donations result in lower taxes depends on highly individualized factors. Seemingly huge tax breaks may not pan out for even generous givers who haven’t rethought their tax strategies. Those strategies now include tools like donor-advised funds.

Our Annual Charitable Giving Guide

  • 26 November 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Our Annual Charitable Giving Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In this season of giving, we’re bringing you our annual charitable contribution tips. How can you make your giving stretch and how can you ensure it goes to those who need it most? Let’s take a look.

 

Problems Linger With 100% Bonus Depreciation

  • 19 November 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Problems Linger With 100% Bonus Depreciation

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) raised bonus depreciation from 50% to 100% for the first year property is placed in service, many business owners have benefitted. The IRS also extended the definition of qualified property to include assets like used property. However, there are still businesses left out in the cold.

When a POS System Turns Into Tax Evasion

  • 12 November 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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When a POS System Turns Into Tax Evasion

Sales suppression software has been around for a while, but the government is getting more serious about sniffing it out. The software, commonly called tax zapper software, is used to modify sales reports generated by point of sale (POS) software systems for the purpose of reducing taxable income by underreporting sales.

Giving Back And Your Taxes

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Giving Back And Your Taxes
‘Tis the season for giving, but consider how recent tax changes affect your charitable contributions before you open your wallet. Whether your donations result in lower taxes depends on highly individualized factors. Seemingly huge tax breaks may not pan out for even generous givers who haven’t rethought their tax strategies. Those strategies now include tools like donor-advised funds.

The Hidden Danger Of Employee Theft

Shavano Living

The Hidden Danger Of Employee Theft
If you’re a business owner, you may feel that you’ve built up a sixth sense when it comes to choosing the right business partners and customers. Fraud is all around us these days, after all, and it’s important to know who to trust. But it’s not just strangers who find us vulnerable. Your employees could be stealing from you. The problem can be especially devastating for small business owners, who surprisingly tend to lose the most.

Taxes, Gig Workers, and Your Seasonal Help

  • 22 October 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Taxes, Gig Workers, and Your Seasonal Help
Did you hear the big employment law news out of California? The state’s businesses are facing strict new limits on using independent contractors. It’s a valuable reminder that not all workers are equal in the eyes of the government, especially those considered independent contractors versus employees.

Behold This CEO's “Sick” Tax Crimes

  • 15 October 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Behold This CEO's “Sick” Tax Crimes
A CEO of two Denver-area technology companies was found guilty on a host of charges, including impeding the administration of tax laws, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, and conspiracy to steal employee benefit plan funds.

You Can't Beat the IRS with a Dead Horse

  • 8 October 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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You Can't Beat the IRS with a Dead Horse

Some people seem to think the IRS will overlook just about anything. But a dead horse? That’s hard to miss. When a California-based horse enthusiast and IT business owner’s last horse died in 2008, being horseless didn’t stop her from continuing to claim business deductions for her horse-related endeavors.

How Employee Theft Could Destroy Your Business

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How Employee Theft Could Destroy Your Business
If you’re a business owner, you may feel that you’ve built up a sixth sense when it comes to choosing the right business partners and customers. Fraud is all around us these days, after all, and it’s important to know who to trust. But it’s not just strangers who find us vulnerable. Your employees could be stealing from you. The problem can be especially devastating for small business owners, who surprisingly tend to lose the most.
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