What is Nexus and How Does It Affect Your Business?

The dictionary defines the word “nexus” as a connection between two or more things. In taxes, it’s a key word that has a potentially big impact and state and local taxes. It’s easier to think of nexus as meaning “presence.” Nexus, or a business’s presence, in a

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Do Nonprofits Ever Pay Taxes?

When you think about a nonprofit, the first thing that often comes to mind is that it is tax-exempt. Most nonprofits are not subject to federal, state, and local income tax. Does that mean nonprofits are completely free of ANY tax liability? The answer to this is

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Tax Filing Requirements for Closing a Business

You’re not alone if you have considered shuttering your business recently, The pandemic has placed a huge strain on businesses in certain industries, and many business owners who were just holding on before the crisis are having to face life-changing decisions. If you do decide to close

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How to Make Estimated Tax Payments

If you are paid a salary and receive a W-2 from your employer, part of your paycheck goes to Uncle Sam as federal withholding. These are payments toward your taxes. If you earn additional income beyond your salaried income, if you are under-withheld, or if you have

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Form 1099-NEC – What Is It?

If you have a business with independent contractors, it is important to be aware of a recent reporting change that the IRS has implemented. Starting with the 2020 tax year, businesses must report nonemployee compensation (NEC) on Form 1099-NEC instead of Form 1099-MISC. You may be surprised

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ABLE Accounts – Final Regulations

ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are for eligible individuals with a disability – they are tax-favored savings accounts to which contributions can be made to help pay for qualified disability expenses. The IRS recently released final regulations providing guidance related to various issues surrounding the

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Meals and Entertainment Expenses – Final Regulations

On September 30, 2020, IRS released final regulations providing guidance related to the deductibility of meals and entertainment expenses under Section 274 of the Internal Revenue Code. These final regulations clarify several areas of Section 274 that were impacted by changes under the 2017 Tax Cuts and

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Section 139: Qualified Disaster Payments

At this point, most people have heard about relief measures the government has enacted in the wake of Covid-19, but there remains one opportunity to harvest that has had little discussion surrounding it—Section 139 Qualified Disaster Payments.  Background  Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code was established

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Are You Withholding Taxes on Your State Unemployment Compensation?

Many people erroneously believe that state unemployment compensation is not considered taxable income, resulting in quite an unpleasant surprise at tax time when they realize their mistake.  With a record number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits due to the Covid-19 pandemic and struggling to make ends

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