You have lots of expenses when running a business. Are any of them deductible? To begin with, a deductible business expense must be both ordinary and necessary. An ordinary business expense is one that is common and accepted in your trade or business. A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your trade or business. An expense doesn't have to be indispensable to be considered necessary.
"When will the COVID-19 pandemic finally end?" Many business owners are asking themselves that question. Unfortunately, the answer is not yet clear, and business owners must remain vigilant to the threats to their industry. For many, this means managing the internal and external risks is a top priority.
Caterer? Cupcake baker? Craft jeweler? Maybe even a glassblower? Your passion may have led to income. You should know about the special rules and limits for deductions.
Making a will is the primary way to transfer ownership of your belongings after your death. You’ll often hear that a will should be a comprehensive list of your assets so that they can be found quickly and easily without your estate undergoing probate. But there are some things you can’t or shouldn’t include in your will. For example, certain types of property can best be transferred without one.
If you're 62 years of age or older and want money to supplement your income, you might consider a reverse mortgage. You'll be able to convert part of your home equity into cash without having to sell your home or keep paying your mortgage.
Every day that passes marks less time for private companies to get ready for ASC 842, the new lease accounting standard. Private companies will have to comply with this standard in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022.
Taxpayers who have to write big checks for higher education can see tax savings when filing tax returns next year. If you, your spouse or your dependents are taking postsecondary coursework, there's a strong chance a tax benefit may be in your future.
Are you having the right amount of taxes withheld from your paycheck? You should check at least once a year, or even more frequently if you've had a major life change. Right now, in the aftermath of a pandemic that upended many taxpayers' financial situations, is a good time to check and to make changes to your Form W-4, if necessary.
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