Tax time is almost upon us again, meaning it’s time to look at your finances and see where you can intentionally spend money before the year ends to lower your taxes come April 15th.
It might sound crazy to spend money to lower your taxes, but it’s a great strategy for business owners. Here are five simple ways you can reduce your tax liability this year.
Your home is your pride and joy, and you earn capital gains when it appreciates. This is why many people buy a home versus renting. When you sell your home, the IRS wants its share of the profits earned. But, if the home is your primary residence, meaning you lived there full-time, you may be able to exclude some of your earnings from your taxable income using the primary residence gain exclusion.
Cryptocurrencies have been increasing in popularity, and we are seeing more and more questions about how they are taxed. In this blog post, we will take a brief look at the current state of cryptocurrency taxation in the United States. We will answer some common questions about how taxes work for digital currency transactions and provide some tips on how to stay compliant with the tax law.
If you use a part of your home exclusively as your home office, you might be able to write off the expenses on your tax returns up to $10,000 if you don’t show a loss. You don’t have to live in a specific type of home and the deduction applies to both homeowners and renters.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made it a lot easier for self-employed taxpayers to deduct their home office expenses. It doesn’t cause the red flag most people assumed, and it typically doesn’t cause more issues when you sell the home.
Here’s what you must know about deducting your home office expenses.
Should you Opt Out of the Advanced Child Tax Credit? Part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that was passed in March allowed for an increased child tax credit for certain taxpayers and the choice to receive 50% of the child tax credit as a monthly payment starting in July 2021 and ending in […]
Is your tax return secure? An IP PIN may help Starting in 2011, the IRS began offering taxpayers a way to protect their tax return from fraudulent electronic filing by issuing taxpayers an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN). The IP PIN is a six-digit number required to be included on a tax return […]
PPP Loan and Taxes The CARES Act was passed on March 27, 2020 and introduced the Paycheck Protection Program. It allowed small businesses to receive a loan and use it over the following 8 weeks to pay approved expenses. If the loan was used for approved expenses, it would be forgiven, and the borrower would […]