Tax Advantages


Finally, lawmakers did the right thing by increasing the luxury auto depreciation limits on business cars. The old luxury limits were unrealistic, punitive, unfair, and discriminatory against any car that cost more than $15,800. The new limits don’t create parity in all respects, but they are a big improvement. If you bought a car in 2017 and paid more than $15,800, you were driving a luxury car that lawmakers punished you for by...

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You may be thinking when you see the 21 percent tax rate for the C corporation, this is the best choice of entity for your business operation. In addition, when you find yourself in the out-of-favor group for the 20 percent deduction for S Corporations, you naturally gravitate to thinking about the C corporation, perhaps as a means of getting even. The table below gives you a good look at how you would pay taxes on your profits,...

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  Cost segregation breaks your real property into its components, some of which you can depreciate much faster than the typical 27.5 years for a residential rental or 39 years for nonresidential real estate. When you buy real property, you typically break it into two assets for depreciation purposes: • land, which is non-depreciable; and • building (residential is 27.5-year property; nonresidential is 39-year property). With a...

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  The IRS has provided two general purpose safe harbors for claiming a casualty loss related to a personal residence and its contents (in Revenue Procedure 2018-8), as well as one tailored for the hurricanes that took place in 2017(Revenue Procedure 2018-9). In a Revenue Procedure, IRS has provided a safe harbor method under which individuals may use one or more cost indexes to determine the amount of loss to their homes as a...

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  As the end of the year approaches, it’s a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year. One strategy that will provide big tax deductions is purchasing a vehicle. If you’re looking for a replacement business car, SUV, van, or pickup truck, then now is the time to act. If you want the deductions, you need to • own the vehicle, and • place it in business service before midnight on December...

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