Should You Expense or Depreciate Your Capital Asset?

If you own a business, you know that you may accelerate the expensing of qualified capital purchases. This can be done within two special provisions in the tax code that were recently expanded: Section 179 The annual amount of qualified … Read More

IRS Debuts Postcard-sized 1040 for 2018

At the end of June, the IRS unveiled a new draft version of the 2018 Form 1040. This newly proposed postcard-sized 1040 form replaces the old 2017 1040, as well as forms 1040EZ and 1040A. While some in Washington are … Read More

New! Small Business Medical Leave Credit

There’s a new business tax credit that partially reimburses employers for providing paid family and medical leave for select employees. But small businesses should be informed before they try to use this new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) tax … Read More

Supreme Court Shakes Up Sales Taxes

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week involving the state of South Dakota vs Wayfair (an online furniture retailer) opens the door for states to impose sales taxes on online retailers located outside their borders. This will have wide-reaching effects … Read More

Five Great Finance Tips Everyone Should Know

Avoid hard-won experience and costly mistakes by taking advantage of these five personal finance tips. Pay yourself first Paying yourself first means taking a percentage of everything you earn and saving it. Consider it as important as any other bill … Read More