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Tax Bill Allows for Deduction equal to 20% of Qualified Business Income

By |2018-11-16T15:42:30+00:00November 16th, 2018|Agriculture, Change, Compliance, Deductions, IRS, TAX, Tax Reform|

   In continuation of our last article by Susan K. Voss, CPA, of our Agriculture Team, let’s review another new IRC code section 199A, created in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will impact both the agricultural and commercial industries beginning January 1, 2018 and ending January 1, 2026. The following is [...]

4 Items to Consider Before the End of The Year

By |2018-11-16T15:18:26+00:00November 9th, 2018|Advisory, Compliance, Deductions, IRS, Preparation, Tax Planning, Tax Reform, Vehicle|

It’s the time of year when we like to sit down with clients to project current year results and see how we can help them manage their tax liabilities and avoid surprises.  Planning is more important than ever with the changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s not as simple as [...]

What Accounting and Payroll Reminders Should You Keep in Mind for 2019?

By |2018-11-16T15:25:13+00:00October 16th, 2018|Accounting, Compliance, IRS, Payroll, Preparation, TAX, Tax Planning, WOTC|

The end of the calendar year will soon be upon us.  There are a few items to keep in mind as you begin to think about government forms that must be submitted in January. Bonuses Employers often give their employees holiday bonuses around the end of the year. It is important to remember that all [...]

Choosing the Right Accounting Method for Tax Purposes

By |2018-08-31T10:05:14+00:00August 31st, 2018|Accounting, Cash Flow, Change, IRS, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) liberalized the eligibility rules for using the cash method of accounting, making this method, which is simpler than the accrual method, available to more businesses. Now the IRS has provided procedures a small business taxpayer can use to obtain automatic consent to change its method of accounting under [...]

Why the “Kiddie Tax” is More Dangerous Than Ever

By |2018-08-30T08:28:58+00:00August 29th, 2018|Change, IRS, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

  Once upon a time, some parents and grandparents would attempt to save tax by putting investments in the names of their young children or grandchildren in lower income tax brackets. To discourage such strategies, Congress created the “kiddie” tax in 1986. Since then, this tax has gradually become more far-reaching. Now, under the Tax [...]

Do You Need to Adjust Your Withholding?

By |2018-08-28T16:57:05+00:00August 28th, 2018|Accounting, Change, Deductions, IRS, Preparation, TAX, Tax Planning|

If you received a large refund after filing your 2017 income tax return, you’re probably enjoying the influx of cash. But a large refund isn’t all positive. It also means you were essentially giving the government an interest-free loan. That’s why a large refund for the previous tax year would usually indicate that you should [...]

Business Deductions for Meal, Vehicle, and Travel Expenses

By |2018-08-24T13:56:03+00:00August 24th, 2018|Accounting, Deductions, IRS, Saving, Tax Reform, Tips|

A Critical Requirement Subject to various rules and limits, business meal (generally 50%), vehicle and travel expenses may be deductible, whether you pay for the expenses directly or reimburse employees for them. Deductibility depends on a variety of factors, but generally the expenses must be “ordinary and necessary” and directly related to the business. Proper [...]

Iowa 179 Problems Grow Larger with No Like-Kind Exchange for Equipment and Livestock

By |2018-07-12T09:08:38+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Agriculture, Change, Deductions, IRS, TAX, Tax Reform|

Susan K. Voss, CPA, has over 30 years of public accounting experience, and she specializes in farm operations, agri-business, and individuals and their closely-held businesses. In continuation of Susan's last article, let’s review another key IRC Section 179 issue impacting Iowa’s agricultural community. Thank you Kristine A. Tidgren from the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation [...]

Are Your Event Sponsors Actually Advertising?

By |2018-11-28T14:46:29+00:00June 5th, 2018|Fundraising, IRS, Nonprofit, TAX|

Glen Swanson, CPA and TDT Assurance Manger, will discuss the differences between sponsorships and advertisements and how they impact income tax. Glen specializes in audits of nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses, and employee benefit plans and has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting. Event programs are a great way for nonprofits to share [...]

Is it Time to Make a Change? C Corp vs. S Corp

By |2018-07-12T09:09:23+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Change, Deductions, IRS, Saving, TAX, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

Monica Sullivan, CPA and Partner at TDT, provides an overview between S and C Corporations and their associated tax reforms. Monica brings more than 23 years in diverse tax, financial, and business consulting experience to the firm.  Monica specializes in serving privately held companies and their owners through comprehensive tax planning including significant experience in individual, [...]