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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not apply to a business that has only one employee. This opens the door (likely regardless of what lawmakers do with the ACA) for what we are going to call the 105-HRA. We created this name from its two predecessors: ...

You can plan your tax-deductible business life to avoid cold winters and hot summers. Spend a moment examining the following four short paragraphs that contain the basic facts from the Andrews case. For six months of the year, from May through October, Edward Andrews lived in Lynnfield,...

 You hate IRS penalties; everyone does. I may have explained that I have the IRS’s first-time abatement procedure, which is a valuable tool to defeat IRS penalties. The IRS recently clarified that first-time abatement is truly “first-time”: It applies to only one tax period per taxpayer per...

 Here’s the updated strategy: deduct your client and business meals as if tax reform never took place. Wow. Is this aggressive? Not if the IRS comes out with regulations that follow a model set by the American Institute of CPAs, or the Joint Committee on Taxation...

As you likely know by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a 20 percent tax deduction under new tax code Section 199A. The question for you: Will you reap any benefits from this new deduction? And the second question: If your qualifying for the 20...

 As you likely know by now, your travel meals continue under tax reform as tax-deductible meals subject to 50%. And tax reform did not change the rules that apply to your other travel expense deductions. One advantage of being in business for yourself is the ability to...

 Tax reform made changes to the tax law that significantly impact the alternative minimum tax AMT. The changes could mean more money in your pocket and less going to the government. If you own a C corporation, then you are the big AMT winner: Tax reform...

As you likely know by now, your travel meals continue under tax reform as tax-deductible meals subject to the 50 percent cut. And tax reform did not change the rules that apply to your other travel expense deductions. One beauty of being in business for yourself is...