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Should You Elect S Corporation Status?

Operating a business as an S corporation may provide many advantages, including limited liability for owners and no double taxation (at least at the federal level). Self-employed people may also be able to lower their exposure to Social Security and Medicare taxes if they structure their businesses…

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What to Do If Your Business Receives a “No-Match” Letter

In the past few months, many businesses and employers nationwide have received “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The purpose of these letters is to alert employers if there’s a discrepancy between the agency’s files and data reported on W-2 forms, which are given to…

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DOL Expands Options for Small Business Retirement Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that facilitates the provision of small business employee retirement plans. According to the DOL, this rule will allow more small and midsize unrelated businesses to join multiple employer plans (MEPs) and provide their employees with a…

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Take a Closer Look at Home Office Deductions

Working from home has its perks. Not only can you skip the commute, but you also might be eligible to deduct home office expenses on your tax return. Deductions for these expenses can save you a bundle, if you meet the tax law qualifications.

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Jump on New or Expanded TCJA Tax Breaks

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” From taking advantage of growth opportunities to claiming tax deductions, this timeless wisdom applies in many business scenarios.

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M&A Transactions: Avoid Surprises from the IRS

If you’re considering buying or selling a business — or you’re in the process of a merger or acquisition — it’s important that both parties report the transaction to the IRS in the same way. Otherwise, you may increase your chances of being audited. If a sale involves business assets (as opposed to…

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