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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
LOWER YOUR BUSINESS TAXES WITH FAMILY
There are big dollar benefits to hiring your child. These go to Form 1040, Schedule C taxpayer and the husband-and-wife partnership because such businesses are exempt from FICA when they employ their children who are under the age of 18. No taxes to the child and tax savings to you. Yes, you are having your cake and eating it, too.
Hiring your spouse to work as an employee in your business can save you big on taxes too. Hiring your spouse can result in substantial tax savings, if you pay your spouse solely, or mainly, with tax-free employee fringe benefits instead of taxable wages. The IRS doesn’t require you to pay your spouse any W-2 wages. The most valuable fringe benefit you can provide your spouse-employee is reimbursement for health insurance and uninsured medical expenses. You can accomplish this through a 105-HRA plan if your spouse is your sole employee, or through an ICHRA if you have multiple employees. Tax-free employee fringe benefits are not limited to health benefits—for example, you can provide certain education, life insurance, and working condition fringe benefits.
More to consider regarding spouses:
Having your profitable unincorporated husband-wife business classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes can lead to alarmingly big bills for Social Security and Medicare taxes. The good news is that you don’t have to sit still for that. Choosing one of the following three strategies, as discussed in this article, will save you some serious self-employment tax money:
1. Stop filing husband-wife partnership returns, and file as a sole proprietor or a single-member LLC if you live in a community property state.
2. Convert your husband-wife partnership to an S corporation.
3. Hire your spouse as an employee.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
PAYING FOR COLLEGE: TAX-SMART STRATEGIES
Many people know about 529 plans, but there are other creative ways to pay for your children's college. Did you know you can pay your college student for a one-time job that is not subject to self-employment taxes? Ask us how: https://calendly.com/d/zyh-gdj-9qh/...
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Friday, May 12, 2023
CHILD IRA TAX STRATEGY
Taxpayers with minor children who have earned income can take advantage of IRA contributions for their children. The child or the child’s parent can make contributions to the IRA up to the child’s earned income or the individual IRA limitations.
To get the most out of this strategy schedule today:
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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Change your Required Minimum Distribution (RMA) from your IRA to a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). The donated money escapes income taxes and doesn’t count as adjusted gross income, and it doesn’t bump up against the 50%-of-AGI ceiling that applies to cash donations.
Donate to your church or charity using your business. As a business owner, you can make a few modifications and convert your church, school, and other 501(c)(3) donations to a different type of deduction—an ordinary business expense— which increases the tax savings that land in your pocket year after year.
Consider a Donor-Advised Fund, which has greatly increased over the past few years, with over one million donor-advised fund accounts as of 2020. With a donor-advised fund, you make a charitable gift of cash or property to an account maintained by the fund. The fund—not you—owns and controls the assets in the account. But you control to whom and when the fund disburses the money.
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Monday, May 8, 2023
Looking to purchase a new electric or fuel cell vehicle with your tax refund? The IRS announced new guidance for the Clean Vehicle Credit, clarifying the critical mineral and battery component requirements in proposed regulations.
To get the most out of this credit let’s talk – schedule today: https://calendly.com/d/zyh-gdj-9qh/...
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Thinking about selling your home? GOOD NEWS - the federal income tax gain exclusion break for principal residence sales is still on the books, and it’s a potentially big deal for prospective sellers. If you’re unmarried, the exclusion can shelter up to $250,000 of home sale gain. If you’re married, it can shelter up to $500,000.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
WHAT’S NEW? Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credits
The new law renamed the old Non-Business Energy Property Credit as the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit and greatly expanded it starting in 2023. The old credit contained a tiny $500 lifetime cap (yes, lifetime).
Good news! Beginning in 2023, lifetime caps are gone. Instead, there is a $1,200 overall annual cap on the new credit, along with annual caps for certain types of improvements. This means you can perform energy efficiency projects over several years and collect the credit each year. The credit is non-refundable and lasts through 2032.
Let’s talk – schedule here: https://calendly.com/d/zyh-gdj-9qh/...
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Let’s eliminate commuting and make those trips from your home to your office deductible. The law gives you two ways:
1. Make a temporary business stop on the way to the office.
2. Establish a home office that qualifies as a principal office.
Let’s talk - we can save you money on your taxes!
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Friday, March 17, 2023
Make certain you’re not overpaying your taxes.
Let’s talk – schedule a time with Scott Baxter at calendly.com/scottbaxter or Daren Anderson at calendly.com/daren-dcatax
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Tired of paying a lot of money to the IRS?
Maybe you should have a professional tax plan that incorporates federal, state, and local tax strategies…all specific to your case!
I have over 1,600 strategies to potentially save you money on taxes.
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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time is of the essence, if you want to reduce your tax bill you must act immediately or you will overpay the IRS.
We have completed 39 tax plans in 2022. Most of those clients saved $10k - $30k/yr in permanent recurring savings compared to their status quo.
Contact me immediately and I’ll see if I still have time to put together a tax plan— however, I need more information from your side.
I hope we can save thousands of dollars!
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