Inflation Reduction Act Expands Deductions for Energy-Efficient Construction

Mitigating the adverse effects of climate change is one of the primary targets of the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). To that end, the legislation is packed with tax incentives, including the significant expansion and extension of two tax deductions for energy-efficient construction. The changes to the Section 179D deduction for commercial buildings and the…

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

1. Tax Breaks for Home Energy Conservation Upgrades The Clean Vehicle Credit for electric vehicles is getting a great deal of attention, but the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) also includes many new or revised home energy improvement related tax credits. For example, the credit previously known as the Residential Energy Efficient Property (REEP) Credit is…

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2022 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. Note:…

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Manage Your Construction Business…and Your Wealth

Many contractors prioritize business financial management over personal wealth management. It’s an easy trap to fall into given how competitive the construction industry can be. Let’s discuss some ways to manage your wealth while you run your business. Separate the two Owning a construction company and managing personal wealth should be two separate but equal…

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Inflation Reduction Act Expands R&D Payroll Tax Credit

When President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law in August, most of the headlines covered the law’s climate change and health care provisions. But the law also enhances an often overlooked federal tax break for qualifying small businesses, including a payroll tax credit for R&D activities. The IRA more than doubles the…

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

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Read five headlines in Federal Tax News for Individuals.
1. Receiving Money from “Crowdfunding” May Come with a Tax Bill
2. Court Upholds the IRS Rejection of an Offer in Compromise
3. Beware of Various Tax-Related Scams
4. How the IRS Whistleblower Program Works
5. Is Your Hobby Actually a Business?

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5 Common Billing Methods in the Construction Industry

Your neighborhood ice cream shoppe no doubt operates under a simple fixed price, point-of-sale billing method. Construction companies don’t have it so easy. Because of the project-based, decentralized nature of construction work, contractors need to use various billing methods. Let’s review the five most common in case you might be overlooking an approach that could…

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IRS Offers Penalty Relief for 2019, 2020 Tax Years

While the recently announced student loan debt relief has captured numerous headlines, it’s estimated that another federal relief program announced on the same day will provide more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds or credits. Specifically, IRS Notice 2022-36 extends penalty relief to both individuals and businesses who missed the filing deadlines for certain 2019 and/or 2020…

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Self-Employed? Build a Nest Egg With a Solo 401(k) Plan

Do you own a successful small business with no employees and want to set up a retirement plan? Or do you want to upgrade from a SIMPLE IRA or Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan? Consider a solo 401(k) if you have healthy self-employment income and want to contribute substantial amounts to a retirement nest egg.…

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