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5 Things for Manufacturers to Know About Tax Reform

By |2018-04-23T08:53:04+00:00March 29th, 2018|Accounting, Deductions, IRS, Manufacturing, TAX, Tax Reform|

Amie Kuntz, Tax Manager at TD&T CPAs and Advisors, P.C., expands on 5 tax reform items for manufacturers. Amie serves privately held businesses across Iowa, providing tax services and strategic planning opportunities. Tax reform has businesses of all kinds contemplating how it will affect them. In a sense, it’s a great catalyst to reevaluate your [...]

Tax Time with TD&T: UNICAP Exemptions Expanded

By |2018-02-27T14:21:36+00:00February 27th, 2018|Change, IRS, Manufacturing, TAX, Tax Reform|

In this episode of Tax Time with TD&T, Amie Kuntz shares a bit on the tax reform changes in regard to UNICAP. Amie is a Tax Manager in the TD&T West Des Moines Office spending her time working with closely-held companies throughout Iowa. In a quick summary, UNICAP is short for the Uniform Capitalization rules [...]

Tax Reform: What’s in it and How Will it Affect You?

By |2018-02-27T14:19:54+00:00February 9th, 2018|Change, Deductions, Preparation, TAX, Tax Reform|

On December 20th, 2017 Congress passed a sweeping overhaul of our tax code. The ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ revises a significant portion of tax law that affects almost all taxpayers in some way. Below is a listing of a few significant tax provisions that will change. Please note that most of these changes take [...]

Tax Time with TD&T: Help for Iowa First Time Homebuyers

By |2018-02-09T11:03:42+00:00February 9th, 2018|Deductions, Home, TAX|

In May of 2017, Iowa passed a bill that created the Iowa First Time Homebuyer Savings Account and related tax deduction.  Effective January 1, 2018 Iowa first time homebuyers may save for their future Iowa residence tax free, and get a deduction on their Iowa tax return for savings contributions. In Summary Individuals or married [...]

Tax Time with TD&T: To Be an Employee, or Not To Be…That Has Become The Question

By |2018-01-11T07:57:33+00:00January 10th, 2018|Deductions, Employment, TAX|

Many people are wondering if it’s now more beneficial to be self-employed rather than an employee since the release of tax reform details.  Two reasons this is coming up: The itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee expenses is no longer available for tax years 2018-2025. Passthrough income earners (self-employed people) may now potentially take a 20% [...]

Tax Time with Amie: 2017 Tax Planning Tips with Reform in Mind

By |2018-02-27T14:20:20+00:00December 20th, 2017|Budget, Deductions, Donation, Government, Preparation, Saving, TAX, Tax Reform, Tips|

December is in the home stretch, which means crunch time for 2017 year-end planning!  While it’s important to remember that each taxpayer has a unique situation, and therefore no sweeping generalizations are good to make - below are a few items to consider, especially with 2018 tax reform top of mind.  See my previous blog [...]

Tax Time With Amie: Tax Reform Moves On

By |2018-02-27T14:20:30+00:00December 17th, 2017|Change, Government, TAX, Tax Reform|

On Friday, December 15, the tax reform conference committee report was released, which gave detail on final proposed tax reform agreements.  I opened the over 1,000-page document around 3am Saturday morning in hopes of putting me back to sleep, but became more intrigued reading, then my husband got up an hour later to go fishing, [...]

Tax Time with Amie: Tax Reform Bill

By |2018-02-27T14:20:38+00:00December 14th, 2017|Budget, Change, Economy, Government, TAX, Tax Reform|

As you may have heard, Congressional Republicans did reach a deal on a final tax reform bill yesterday.  The House and Senate were to hold a conference committee meeting that included representatives from both sides to work through the differences between the two bills, creating one tax reform bill that would be voted on again [...]

How the R&D Credit Can Financially Benefit Your Business

By |2017-12-04T10:01:44+00:00October 12th, 2017|Exempt, R&D, TAX|

Amie Kuntz, CPA of TD&T’s Tax Department provides some information on how to use the Research and Development Tax Credit to your advantage.   The credit allows business taxpayers to receive an income tax credit for a portion of expenses paid or incurred for qualified research activities.  The credit was established as an incentive for [...]