The Biden Administration is currently looking at making changes to the tax incentives of saving for retirement. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently announced the Administration is considering a proposal to replace the dollar-for-dollar tax deduction with a 26% credit. More details can be found here. What does this mean for you? If you expect to…Read More
Join Mike Baker as he discusses occupational tax issues related to COVID-19 and remote work. One addition to video content – The city of Bessemer also has an occupational tax.
All income tax filings and payments ordinarily scheduled between mid-April and mid-June have been delayed until July 15th. This means that any remaining taxes owed for 2019 as well as 2020 taxes on income earned through the end of May are due on that day.
On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act. The rollout of certain relief provisions like the SBA loan program for wage, rents and utilities may take several weeks to be up and running. Again, with the regular caveat that things are moving fast, here is a list of the CARES Act provisions that we believe to be particularly applicable to small business owners and individual taxpayers:
This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-half cent, to 57.5 cents per mile. As a result, you might claim a lower deduction for vehicle-related expense for 2020 than you can for 2019.
In recent years, the U.S. Treasury and Alabama Department of Revenue have become more accommodating to different tax payment methods. While the availability of bank draft and credit card payment options is nothing new, these methods are now available for free. Instead of fighting the tax day traffic at the post office, you can now…
After a long wait, Congress has finally passed a law that extends many popular tax provisions into 2014. These provisions, commonly known as “extenders”, have been hanging in limbo since they expired at the end of last year. The President still needs to sign the bill, but we expect that to happen any day now….
This is part seven in our series on Itemized Deductions. To read the rest of the series, click here. For additional information regarding 2014 tax planning, you can download our 2014 Tax Planning Guide from the Resources tab on our website. Cash contributions are relatively straightforward—you donate $100 to a qualifying charity (no benefit provided…
This is part four in our series on Itemized Deductions. To read the rest of the series, click here. For additional information regarding 2014 tax planning, you can download our 2014 Tax Planning Guide from the Resources tab on our website. Mortgage interest for up to two residences is deductible on Federal Schedule A. If…
For additional information regarding 2014 tax planning, you can download our 2014 Tax Planning Guide from the Resources tab on our website. All qualifying taxpayers are allowed a standard deduction regardless of actual deductions. For those under 65 years of age, the basic standard deduction for 2014 is $12,400 if married and filing jointly…