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A Solo 401(k) Offers Attractive Tax Incentives for Small Business Owners

The main question we hear from small business owners is how they can find more ways to reduce their taxable income. A solo 401(k) offers itself as an attractive option when compared to other retirement accounts available. What makes these plans so appealing is their ability to encourage saving for ...

Maximizing Tax Benefits: Navigating Section 174 Rules and Leveraging the FDII Deduction for R&E Costs

The latest regulations, known as Section 174 rules, now require taxpayers to capitalize and gradually deduct research and experimental (R&E) costs incurred in taxable years starting on or after January 1, 2022. The deduction is calculated based on a straight-line recovery period of either five ...

Hobby or Business: Here’s What to Know About That Side Hustle

The line between having a hobby and running a business can often be confusing, but knowing the difference is critical because hobbies and businesses are treated differently when it’s time to file your taxes. The biggest difference between the two is that hobbies are for pleasure or recreation while ...

1099 vs W-2: Understanding the Key Differences for Workers and Employers

The classification of workers in the United States as either 1099 (independent contractors) or W-2 (employees) has significant implications for both parties involved. Understanding these differences is vital for contractors and employers to ensure tax and labor law compliance. This article will ...

Taxation of Non Fungible Tokens

Nonfungible Tokens (NFTs) have gained immense popularity in recent years as unique digital assets that can be used to certify ownership and authenticity of associated rights or assets. However, the tax treatment of NFTs remains uncertain, which has raised concerns for taxpayers, tax professionals, ...

Tax Implications of the New Leasing Standard ASC 842

ASC 842, the new lease accounting standard from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), has been in effect since December 15, 2018, for public companies and will go into effect for private companies on December 15, 2021. The GAAP lease accounting standard, ASC 842, mandates that leases ...

US Tax Court Ruling: IRS Cannot Assess Penalties Under IRC Section 6038(b) for Willfully Failing to Report Foreign Income

In a recent decision, the United States Tax Court ruled that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cannot assess penalties under IRC Section 6038(b) for willfully failing to report foreign income in the case of Farhy v. Commissioner. This ruling has significant implications for taxpayers who may have ...

Federal & State Electronic Filing Perfection Periods

Have you ever wondered how many days you have to correct an e-file rejection and resubmit your tax return or extension to be considered timely? Per Publication 4163 Tax Preparers have the following grace periods to correct and retransmit returns or extensions that were timely filed but were ...

United States v. Colliot: A Landmark Decision Impacting FBAR Penalties and Compliance

The case of United States v. Colliot (2018) involves Dominique G. Colliot, a U.S. taxpayer who failed to file the required FBARs for his foreign bank accounts. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assessed penalties against Colliot for both non-willful and willful FBAR violations. Colliot contested ...

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