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When can you deduct business-related meals . . . and how much can you deduct?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) permanently eliminated deductions for most business-related entertainment expenses paid or incurred after 2017. For example, you can no longer deduct any of the cost of taking clients out for a round of golf, to the theater or for a football game. But the TCJA didn’t specifically address the meals, beverages and snacks […]

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Oops, you overfunded your 529 plan

Some might consider it a good problem to have: saving too much money for college. But if the money is held in a Section 529 college savings plan, there could be tax consequences to overfunding the account. The tax man giveth 529 plans are tax-advantaged accounts designed to help families save money for college education […]

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Worker classification is still important

In 2020 and 2021, many companies have experienced “workforce fluctuations.” If your business has engaged independent contractors to address staffing needs, be careful that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. Tax obligations The question of whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee for federal income and employment tax purposes […]

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Are you liable for “nanny taxes”?

If you employ household workers — which may include nannies, babysitters, housekeepers, cooks, gardeners, health care workers and other employees — it’s important to understand your tax obligations, commonly referred to as “nanny taxes.” Here’s a quick review. Which workers are covered? Simply working in your home doesn’t necessarily make a worker a household employee. […]

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