Tag Archives: Small Business

Where Federal Taxes Stand for 2012

January 1, 2012 –   by Barbara Waltman   As 2011 came to a close, there was considerable uncertainty about specific payroll and federal income tax rules affecting small businesses and their owners. Here are the rules effective at the start of 2012.   Payroll tax cut extension On December 23, 2011, the Temporary Payroll […]

Outreach to Small Businesses and Practitioners About the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

As Tax Filing Extension Deadlines Near, IRS and HHS Announce New Round of Outreach to Small Businesses and Practitioners About the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Video: Small Business Health Care Tax Credit-Updated English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON — As the upcoming filing extension tax deadlines approach, the Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with the […]

Annual S Corp Meeting

Today TaxMama hears from Alyx in the TaxQuips Forum who is creative. “If you have a wife and husband S corporation, how can you write off an 8-day Caribbean cruise as a business expense for an annual meeting?  Is it true that if you have the meeting on one of the ports of call you […]

IRS Marks Small Business Week by Showcasing Tools, Resources; Spotlights Tax Benefits Available in 2011

WASHINGTON ― During Small Business Week, May 16-20, the Internal Revenue Service encourages those who are self-employed or own a small business to take advantage of certain tax benefits and learn about IRS resources that can help them meet their federal tax obligations. “When you’re running a business, you don’t need to be a tax […]

Sec 179 for 2 Cars

Today TaxMama hears from Pam in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “1 purchased 1 new vehicle in 2010 that is used for both of my businesses (Sch C). How do I allocate the new vehicle Sec 179 deprecation expense to both businesses?”

Husband andWife LLC

Today TaxMama hears from Rachel in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs clarification. “My husband and I are the only owners of our LLC. From my understanding, in our state (Arizona) we can file a schedule C with our 1040. When I try to do this with TurboTax it prompts me to divide all the expenses […]

One Business or Two?

Today TaxMama hears from Paula in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a question. “We have one “established” business that has been in operation since 2005.  In 2010 we started a new business (another S Corp) and our first business funded the start up fees and expenses for the new business in 2010.  The new business […]

IRS says Medicare Part B premium deductible as SE health insurance

IRS says Medicare Part B premium deductible as SE health insurance (2-11-11) Unexpectedly, the IRS says the Medicare Part B premiums are deductible for purposes of the self-employed health insurance deduction. This is a reversal of their long-standing position, and it appeared in the instructions to Form 1040 without any other announcement. Spidell confirmed the […]

Using the Clubhouse

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in the TaxQuips Forum with this concern.  “I have a very small business teaching classes and sometimes use a local clubhouse as a venue. Some participants pay me directly; others pay the clubhouse. The clubhouse keeps 10% for the use of the clubhouse and sends me the rest of the […]

S Corporations

Today TaxMama hears from Mary in the TaxQuips Forum. She says. “I was taking a real estate course and the instructor brought up the idea of having an s-corporation.  He said the IRS will allow you to set up an account as an s-corporation where you are allowed to take out a certain percentage of […]