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Don't Overlook The R&D Tax Deduction

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Don't Overlook The R&D Tax Deduction
Maybe you’ve been challenged to build stronger, lighter, faster, or more environmentally friendly, energy efficient, or automation-enabled. Perhaps the architectural design of the home is unique and requires outside-the-box building techniques or materials. Or maybe you’re building near an Interstate and have a new idea for sound-proofing.

The Skinny On Offshore Accounts

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The Skinny On Offshore Accounts

You've likely heard the term "offshore accounts" - perhaps holding your money in one has been recommended to you before. The name may conjure images of the Swiss Alps or a sandy Caribbean beach since Switzerland and the Cayman Island are two popular hubs for the financial vehicles. But what is an offshore account? Are they legal? And would it be a practical tool for an average person?

Travel, Parking, and Relocation Tax Changes

  • 26 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Travel, Parking, and Relocation Tax Changes

Feeling lost while navigating the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes for business travel, parking and relocation? You’re not alone. Here are some of the top changes and what the IRS has to say (if anything) about them. 

New Temporary Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

  • 19 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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New Temporary Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

Are you an employer who provides paid family and medical leave to your employees? If you are, you may qualify for a new business tax credit through 2019.

Investing in Tax-Friendly Qualified Opportunity Zones

  • 13 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Investing in Tax-Friendly Qualified Opportunity Zones

Among the tax code changes brought on by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is a new tax-lowering investment tool called Qualified Opportunity Zones. Those willing to invest long-term in these Qualified Opportunity Zones, which are communities that are deemed economically distressed, receive special tax advantages. The longer you invest, the more tax savings you earn.

Love and Taxes

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  • 5 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Love and Taxes

Love is in the air, which means wedding bells aren’t far behind. And while taxes may not be first on your mind as you consider tying the knot, they shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, marriage changes everything, taxes included.

Your Tax Structure May Need a Remodel

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  • 5 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Your Tax Structure May Need a Remodel

While the decision shouldn’t be taken lightly and could incur significant costs, reviewing your options should be something you do on a regular basis, similar to performing regular maintenance on a vehicle, so it continues to run smoothly. Even seemingly small changes could signify a tax structure modification is in order.

2019 San Antonio Small Business Outlook

  • 22 January 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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2019 San Antonio Small Business Outlook

Experts have mixed opinions about the health of our economy in 2019 but, for the most part, it’s a great time to be an entrepreneur in San Antonio. Tech, manufacturing, and healthcare—the leading industries—are expected to grow 7-15% by 2023. Large employers like Oracle, Rackspace, USAA, HCA, Martin Marietta, Christus Health and Accenture dominate the list, but more and more supporting small businesses are thriving as they provide research, development, and services. 

Sell Online? How the Wayfair Sales Tax Ruling Affects You

  • 15 January 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Sell Online? How the Wayfair Sales Tax Ruling Affects You

Wayfair is an online home décor store transforming the way we shop for things like rugs, couches and dining tables on the internet. But, with a recent loss in the U.S. Supreme Court, the e-commerce site is also transforming what sales taxes even small and mid-sized retailers are required to collect online. 

Make These Tax Moves NOW

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Make These Tax Moves NOW

Happy New Year! You may have overlooked some last-minute tax savings while you were celebrating the holidays. But don’t worry, there are still some key tax moves you can make now to save on last year’s taxes. The following are top areas that can help you save on both personal and business taxes:

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