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Business deductions and tax breaks

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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 10.07.24
What is the general business credit?
If you run a small business, effective tax planning can help you lower your tax bill and avoid unexpected taxes. The US government offers several tax deductions and credits to help you keep more of your hard-earned money.  One of the most important is a general business tax credit. It is a collection of credits encouraging specific business...
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Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 08.07.24
Work Opportunity Tax Credit for employers and employees
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit designed to encourage employers to hire individuals from groups with employment barriers.  The Work Opportunity Tax Credit delivers financial advantages for small businesses and plays a crucial role in fostering workplace diversity. It helps businesses create more inclusive work...
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Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 17.05.24
Understanding the self-employed health insurance deduction
Navigating taxes as a self-employed individual can be complex, particularly when it comes to deductions. One of the most valuable deductions available is the self-employed health insurance deduction, which allows you to deduct 100% of the premiums you pay for health insurance. This deduction can significantly lower your taxable income,...
Understanding the self-employed health insurance deduction
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 22.04.24
Business travel tax deductions: maximizing savings on the go
As a professional traveling for business, understanding the nuances of business travel tax deductions can significantly impact your financial planning and tax obligations. This guide will delve into what constitutes a deductible business expense, how to distinguish between personal and business travel, special considerations for domestic and...
Business travel tax deductions: maximizing savings on the go
Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 16.04.24
Commercial clean vehicle credit for small businesses
The transportation sector is the US's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Transforming your small business operations into more eco-friendly practices is crucial to decreasing the nation's carbon emissions and reducing your business tax bill! Starting January 1, 2023, businesses and organizations can purchase new EVs and FCEVs and...
Commercial clean vehicle credit for small businesses
Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 29.03.24
Simplified home office deduction for businesses and freelancers
In the evolving landscape of modern work, the home office has evolved from a convenience to a necessity for many small business owners and freelancers. With this shift, understanding the nuances of tax deductions related to home office use has become paramount. The home office deduction stands out as a significant opportunity to reduce...
Simplified home office deduction for businesses and freelancers
Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 29.03.24
California AB150: tax credit for flow-through entities
The State of California introduced the California Assembly Bill (CA AB150) in response to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017.  California Assembly Bill (2021) helps reduce the effect of the $10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions for certain businesses. This article overviews AB150 California and how it can help small...
California AB150: tax credit for flow-through entities
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 28.03.24
Form 8849: A comprehensive guide to claiming excise tax refunds
In the world of tax filing and refunds, Form 8849, "Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes," occupies a unique place. This form enables taxpayers to request a refund for certain overpaid excise taxes – a crucial financial relief for many. Excise taxes, while often less visible than income or sales taxes, are levied on specific goods, activities, or...
Form 8849: A comprehensive guide to claiming excise tax refunds
Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 27.03.24
Home office tax deduction: eligibility, rules, and calculation methods
In recent years, the landscape of the traditional workplace has dramatically shifted, with remote work becoming an increasingly prevalent part of professional life. This change has been accelerated by technological advancements and, more recently, by global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the home office has transformed...
Home office tax deduction: eligibility, rules, and calculation methods
Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 27.03.24
Form 4952 instructions: investment interest deduction
The baseline rule is not to claim a tax deduction for investment expenses and fees – generally, investment expenses are not tax deductible. Such expenses include managing your stock or bond portfolios and broker or custodial fees.  One exception from this rule is the investment interest expense deduction. You can get a tax break if you borrow...
Form 4952 instructions: investment interest deduction
Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 26.03.24
Small business tax deductions: maximizing your benefits
"A well-informed approach to tax deductions can significantly alleviate the fiscal burden on small businesses, allowing for greater financial flexibility and growth potential" - seasoned CPA Tax deductions, when utilized effectively, can reduce taxable income and thus lower the overall tax liability, providing a much-needed reprieve to...
Small business tax deductions: maximizing your benefits
Business deductions and tax breaks
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Ines Zemelman, EA
• 22.03.24
Mastering IRS Form 8829 for home office deductions
Form 8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home, performs as a critical asset for those seeking to optimize their tax deductions. This form not only facilitates the process of claiming deductions for home office expenses but also underscores the importance of adhering to IRS guidelines to maximize these deductions legitimately. The...
Mastering IRS Form 8829 for home office deductions
Business deductions and tax breaks
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