S Corporation

Expense Reimbursement Guidelines

How do you distinguish expense reimbursements from disguised compensation? Establish an accountable plan! Accountable vs. Nonaccountable If a company’s arrangement meets the accountable plan requirements, expense reimbursements to employees are 100% deductible by the company (50% for most meals and entertainment). Also, the reimbursements are excluded from the employees’ taxable income and are not subject [...]

January 10, 2015|Businesses|

‘Tis the Season for Charitable Contributions

As 2014 comes to a close, here are a few tips to make sure you don’t miss out on the tax deduction for your charitable contributions: The IRS requires written acknowledgement from organizations for gifts worth $250 or more. Keep bank records or written statements from organizations, regardless of the amount donated. Make sure that [...]

More Subchapter S Corporation Audits Are Coming

We hope you are having a wonderful summer!  It’s hard to believe that we’re almost in August already. A new report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration notes that IRS audits have led to a substantial number of recommended adjustments reported on S corporation returns; however, the number of no-change audits was 62% [...]

In Defense of Capitalism

Do you like Twitter?  I really enjoy it and find it to be an amazing place to get information.  If you’re not Tweeting, it’s something that you should spend some time exploring. I read a “Tweet” a few days ago that really got me thinking.  Most of our clients are in business and I wanted [...]

Buy, Lease, Sell

We get a lot of questions about vehicle deductions and there’s one thing that we really try to communicate to our clients when they are getting a new business vehicle.  And that one thing is: SELL YOUR OLD VEHICLE! Your business vehicle gives rise to gains and losses when sold to third parties.  It works [...]

December 20, 2011|Businesses, Tax Advice|
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