Did I Get a Tax Deduction For My Vacation?

There is a resort in Mexico that we, as a family, like to enjoy.  I have fond memories of sitting at the beach with a book and a “Freezie Willy” fruit drink, boogie boarding, shuffle boarding, eating street tacos,  trying to surf (that is exhausting exercise), doing yoga classes, catching crabs off a pier, dickering […]

Are your books a train wreck? Here are some tips.

Two Big Issues with Recordkeeping for Tax Purposes The records you keep provide the documentation to support the deductions and expenses claimed on your tax return. There are two big issues.  Big Issue One.  The first issue is that you need to prove that the expense is deductible.  To do this, you must always keep […]

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Checklist

Here is a list of the information that you will need to give to your professional so that they can prepare SBA Form 3508 (Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application) and its required schedules for your company. General Info Loan Number Loan Amount Lender PPP Loan Number PPP Loan Disbursement Date Number of employees at […]

Bookkeeping Help!

Bookkeeping Help

We would like to welcome Donell as the newest accountant to our Firm. I had an interesting experience as we were interviewing accountants for the position. Many of the candidates claimed that they were bookkeepers and accountants. What I discovered is that many think that they are accountants because they can input data into QuickBooks. […]

Business Auto Expenses

Business Auto Expenses

The question came up today as I was meeting with a new client about automobile expenses. The business owner has the option of either deducting the actual automobile expenses used for the business or using a standard mileage rate. Because automobiles can be used for both personal and business purposes, the IRS terms these vehicles […]

Noncash Contributions

Noncash Contributions

Noncash charitable contributions are a good deduction if taken correctly. Here are 3 Rules to keep in mind. Rule No. 1. The donation must be made to a qualified charity (no, your needy college kids do not count). Rule No. 2. No deduction is allowed for a charitable contribution of clothing or household items unless the clothing […]

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