An often-overlooked area to optimize financial strategies is the business use of a vehicle, which can offer significant tax advantages if managed correctly.
What constitutes qualifying business use? Generally, the use of a vehicle for business-related activities, such as transportation to client meetings, travel to business-related events, and delivery of goods or services, can be considered for tax purposes.
If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may be able to include any charitable contributions made during that filing year. Itemizing donations entitles taxpayers to charitable contribution deductions.
Qualifying organizations, typically 501(c)(3), serve the public, providing a valuable service to the community and do not operate for profit. In general, these organizations are either charitable, religious, educational, scientific or literary.
Tax identity theft occurs when an identity thief files a fraudulent return using a stolen taxpayer’s social security number to claim the victims tax refund. The thief would use the victims personal and consumer information to file the forged tax return, usually early in the filing season before the victim files themselves. This way, the scammer would likely receive the victims refund before the IRS processes the real filing. They might invent fake wages to submit the information electronically.
There are two tax types on the money you earn, ordinary tax rates and capital gains tax rates. Capital gains taxes are taxes on the money you’ve earned in your investments, including stocks, bonds, and real estate held for investment. You must report all earnings, but there are ways to minimize the taxes you owe.
What are Capital Gains Taxes?
Capital gains are the profits or the difference between the asset’s price when you bought and sold the investment.
Everyone always wants ways to lower their tax liability. It keeps more money in your pocket, making it easier to reach your financial goals.
But you might feel like you’ve minimized your taxes as much as possible with a 401K or IRA, charitable contributions, and itemized deductions, but there’s one more way – a Health Savings Account.
Did you know if you earn rental income from a property you own and rent out, you might be eligible for certain tax deductions? The deductions must be for necessary and ordinary expenses to own and maintain the property.
Here are 5 of the most common rental tax deductions you might be able to take.
Tax season is here, but it looks a lot different than before. Not only have regulations changed, but there are certain steps you should take before you file your taxes that could save you money on your tax liability.
Here are the top 5 tips to help you make this tax season easier than ever before.
S Corp vs LLC – Which is Better for Taxes? If you own a small business, you may wonder if you should file as an LLC or S Corp. Both options offer pass-through income, but an S-Corp has more tax benefits that you should be aware of to help you decide. S Corp vs LLC […]
Are you Self-Employed? Here’s what you can deduct. Almost every day, one of my clients will ask whether a certain expense is deductible for their business. In general, most expenses that are reasonable and necessary to the operation of your business will be deductible. Let’s take a look at some common expense categories that all […]