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Business Travel Expenses: Per Diem vs Actual Expenses

Business Travel Expenses: Per Diem vs Actual Expenses

If your employees travel for work purposes, it’s important to understand the various methods of tracking and substantiating travel expenses so that you can maintain accurate records, control costs, and take advantage of potential tax benefits. Watch this video to learn about business travel expenses, per diem allowances, and how they affect employees and employers.

6 Misconceptions of a Revocable Living Trust

6 Misconceptions of a Revocable Living Trust

A revocable living trust, or RLT, offers many benefits, including probate avoidance, privacy, and flexibility in managing assets during one’s life, incapacity, and death. However, despite their popularity as an estate planning tool, there are many misconceptions surrounding revocable trusts that lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Watch this video to learn about the top six misconceptions.

IRAs can be subject to Income Tax

IRAs can be subject to Income Tax

IRAs are an important tool for many individuals when it comes to managing their long-term financial goals. IRAs are generally considered investment vehicles that are exempt from tax, but this may not always be the case.

IRS Dirty Dozen Top Tax Scams To Avoid

IRS Dirty Dozen Top Tax Scams To Avoid

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service publishes its annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams highlighting various schemes that put taxpayers and their financial well-being at risk. In this video, we’ll provide an overview of five of the top scams on the list.

IRAs are subject to the unrelated business income tax

IRAs are subject to the unrelated business income tax

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) described in section 408 are subject to the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) to the extent their gross unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) exceeds $1,000. IRA fiduciaries generally have the responsibility of filing Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return, but the tax liability belongs to the IRA.

Ten quick reminders for FTC

Ten quick reminders for FTC

Recent FTC guidance and delayed TCJA provisions will likely impact a taxpayer’s ability to take an FTC going forward. Start analyzing the impact now.

R&E Expense Amortization Got You Down?

R&E Expense Amortization Got You Down?

Now that Research & Experimentation expenses must be amortized over several years, many companies are looking for ways to increase deductions and reduce taxable income. Here are three opportunities to potentially accelerate depreciation and reduce your tax liability.