Thoughts & Insights

2018 Standard Mileage Rates

Standard Mileage Rates Increasing   2018 Standard Business Mileage Rate increased by 1 penny per mile   WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage [...]

December 19, 2017|Tax Advice|

IRS Audits and Your Plan of Attack

As you grow your business and make more money, your chances of an IRS audit increase. For example, on an individual tax return, here are your chances of audit: One in 64 with $200,000 or more in adjusted gross income One in 26 with $500,000 or more in adjusted gross income One in 12 with [...]

September 12, 2017|Tax Advice|

Legalized Marijuana and Federal Law

Nearly half of the states (including Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia have legalized the sale of marijuana.  Mostly for medicinal purposes, but a few states have permitted it for recreational use. Unfortunately, these states have caused business owners some trouble and confusion at the federal level.  Under federal law, marijuana is still considered an [...]

Benefits of Hiring Your Kids

If your business operates as a sole proprietorship, single-member LLC or husband-and-wife-owned LLC partnership, you can take advantage of some big tax savings by hiring your kids! There are some tax savings available to C and S Corporation owners, but not nearly as much as the other business entities. Normally, when a business sets up [...]

Just Inherited an IRA? Proceed with Caution!

We've posted several articles about IRAs (here, here and here) and have another one for you today! When an IRA account holder dies and the IRA becomes part of an estate, there are several complicated, inflexible rules that determine how and when distributions can be made. Working with a competent advisor can help survivors avoid [...]