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Tax Savings

Pump Up Tax Savings with the Fuel Credit

Companies that wish to reduce their tax bills or increase their refunds shouldn’t overlook the fuel tax credit. It’s available for federal tax paid on fuel used for nontaxable purposes. When does the federal fuel tax apply? The federal fuel tax, which is used to fund highway and road maintenance programs, is collected from buyers […]

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IRS Audits

10 Red Flags for IRS Audits

Even though the overall IRS audit rate is currently low historically, it’s expected to increase as a result of provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law in August. So it’s more important than ever for taxpayers to follow the rules to minimize their chances of being subject to an audit. How can you […]

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selling your home

Selling your home?

Be sure you understand the home sale gain exclusion If you’re thinking about selling your home, it’s important to determine whether you qualify for the home sale gain exclusion. The exclusion is one of the most generous tax breaks in the tax code, so be sure to review its requirements before you sell. Exclusion requirements […]

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Like-kind exchange

Deferring a tax hit with a Sec. 1031 exchange

Do you own commercial or investment real estate that has substantially increased in value? If you sell the property, you may be hit with a huge capital gain tax liability. Possible solution: Consider a Section 1031 exchange (also known as a like-kind exchange) in which you swap qualifying properties while paying zero or little current […]

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Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

IRS Announces Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 2023

On October 21, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the updated contribution limits to retirement plans in Notice 2022-55. The new limits are valid beginning in tax year 2023. These limits are important, as they cap the tax benefits that can be realized from retirement plan savings contributions each year and are adjusted to […]

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