Do you have a side gig? Make sure you understand your tax obligations
The number of people engaged in the “gig” or sharing economy has grown in recent years. And there are tax consequences for the people who perform these jobs, such as providing car rides, renting spare rooms, delivering food and walking dogs. Generally, if you receive income from these gigs, it’s taxable. That’s true even if the income comes from a side job and if you don’t receive a 1099-MISC or 1099-K form reporting the money you made. You may need to make quarterly estimated tax payments because your income isn’t subject to withholding. Some or all of your business expenses may be deductible on your tax return, subject to the normal tax limitations and rules. Contact us to learn more.
Medical expenses: What it takes to qualify for a tax deduction
You may wonder if you can get a tax break for medical and dental expenses, as well as prescription drugs. Here’s what it takes and how you might be able to benefit by moving certain expenses into 2019.
5 Ways to Trim Your 2019 Tax Bill
There may still be opportunities to reduce your company’s 2019 tax bill.
You Could Get an Unexpected Tax Bill or a Refund for 2017 or 2018
ALERT!!!! You could get an unexpected tax bill or a refund for 2017 or 2018 from Minnesota Revenue! Minnesota Legislature’s 2019 Special Session partially conformed Minnesota tax law to 2017 federal tax law. Retroactively! The Minnesota legislature has a hard…
IRS Urges Paycheck Checkup
The IRS has launched a special campaign encouraging taxpayers to perform a “paycheck checkup” to ensure the right amount of tax is being withheld from their paychecks for 2019. This is particularly important given changes implemented by the Tax Cuts…
Did Legislators in St Paul Decide to Conform to Federal Tax Law?
A Rumor is Floating: Did our Whippersnapper Legislators in St Paul Decide to Conform to Federal Tax Law? In 2017, Congress and President Trump passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). It dramatically changed the definition of…
Research and Development Tax Credits – An Untapped Opportunity in the Graphic Arts Industry
The Research and development (R&D) tax credit is a permanent fixture in the tax code. Some estimates put the amount of credit claimed at over $13 billion annually. This credit was established by congress to encourage business innovation, process improvement…
Vehicle-Expense Deduction Ins and Outs for Individual Taxpayers
It’s not just businesses that can deduct vehicle-related expenses. Individuals also can deduct them in certain circumstances. Unfortunately, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) might reduce your deduction compared to what you claimed on your 2017 return. For 2017,…
IRS Provides Some Clarification for Rental Real Estate and QBI Deduction
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made major changes to the tax code including a new deduction for business to take a 20% deduction on Qualified Business Income. For many operating businesses it is pretty straight forward as to whether…
Minnesota Lack of Conformity to the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
What’s all the hype about this new tax law? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 encompassed many federal tax law changes that will affect your 2018 tax filings. A highlight of some changes include: Higher standard deductions…