Tuesday, June 19, 2018

GETTING SUMMER HELP? CLASSIFY PROPERLY

Don't subject your business to tax penalties by misclassifying employees and independent contractors. You can avoid misclassification by understanding how the law defines employment (we can help you with this), and by creating and following work-habit guidelines. Thoroughly review your work arrangement not only at the beginning of professional relationships, but regularly to ensure both you and your employee are on the same page

Friday, June 15, 2018

DON'T FORGET YOUR MIDYEAR TAX-PLANNING


Can you believe 2018 is already half over? If you haven't thought about your 2018 tax situation yet, it's time to do so. At this point, you should have a good idea what your income and deductions will be. With all the big tax law changes that take effect this year, you need to start planning now if any of them will impact you.

Don't procrastinate or you could end up paying more tax in 2018 than necessary. Contact us at (518) 798-3330 to schedule your midyear review.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ARE BUSINESS MEALS STILL DEDUCTIBLE?

Deducting business meals with clients is no longer so clear-cut following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. That's because meals are still 50% deductible, but entertainment isn't. Make sure you make a clear distinction between entertainment and meals by keeping an expense log documenting the business purpose of each meal.

Friday, June 8, 2018

A NEW CREDIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS


Starting this year, employers can take advantage of a new credit for paid family and medical leave created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers may claim the credit based on wages paid to employees while they are on leave for the birth of a child, a serious health condition, and other family and medical events.
The credit is a percentage (ranging between 12.5 percent to 25 percent) of the amount of wages paid to an employee while on family and medical leave for up to 12 weeks.

The credit is set to expire after the 2019 tax year, however, so keep this in mind for long-term planning.