The cents-per-mile rate for business miles decreases again for 2021

The cents-per-mile rate for business miles decreases again for 2021 This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-and-one-half cents, to 56 cents per mile. As a…

COVID-19 Relief bill – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

COVID-19 Relief bill - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 On December 21, 2020, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act , 2021. President Donald Trump signed the bill on December 27,…

Drive more savings to your business with the heavy SUV tax break

Drive more savings to your business with the heavy SUV tax break Are you considering replacing a car that you’re using in your business? There are several tax implications to keep in mind. A cap on deductions Cars are subject…

Small businesses: Cash in on depreciation tax savers

Small businesses: Cash in on depreciation tax savers As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to think about whether your business needs to buy business equipment and other depreciable property. If so, you may benefit…

The importance of S corporation basis and distribution elections

The importance of S corporation basis and distribution elections S corporations can provide tax advantages over C corporations in the right circumstances. This is true if you expect that the business will incur losses in its early years because shareholders…

Health Savings Accounts for your small business

Health Savings Accounts for your small business Small business owners are well aware of the increasing cost of employee health care benefits. As a result, your business may be interested in providing some of these benefits through an employer-sponsored Health…

Do you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost?

Do you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost? Owners of closely held corporations are often interested in easily withdrawing money from their businesses at the lowest possible tax cost. The simplest way…

Tax responsibilities if your business is closing amid the pandemic

Tax responsibilities if your business is closing amid the pandemic Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to shut down. If this is your situation, we’re here to assist you in any way we can, including taking care of…

New business? It’s a good time to start a retirement plan

New business? It’s a good time to start a retirement plan If you recently launched a business, you may want to set up a tax-favored retirement plan for yourself and your employees. There are several types of qualified plans that are…

The 2021 “Social Security wage base” is increasing

The 2021 “Social Security wage base” is increasing If your small business is planning for payroll next year, be aware that the “Social Security wage base” is increasing. The Social Security Administration recently announced that the maximum earnings subject to…