3 Easy Steps For Mid-Year Tax Planning

Half the year is in the books.  Many people are playing golf, going to the beach or having a barbeque. It is also the time however to have your Mid-Year Tax Planning. Here are 3 Easy Steps to make this happen:

 

Run a Tax Projection

As a starting point, review your 2012 income tax return.  Then project out the year 2013 as to what might be different.  Bonuses, stock options and capital gains are some examples of what might … Continue reading »

When to Borrow Against Your 401(k) Plan

While you don’t necessarily want to borrow against your 401(k) plan, there might be some situations when you would consider it.

401(k) Plan Loans

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) allows employers to allow employees to borrow against their 401(k) plan. For an employee to borrow against his 401(k) plan this loan provision must in the plan document. The maximum that can be borrowed is one-half the account value, not to exceed $50,000.  The employee must … Continue reading »

Why You Need Form W-9 Now to Complete Form 1099 Later

1099 Filing Requirements

Businesses have a responsibility to file Form 1099-MISC to all unincorporated businesses that they pay more than $600 to annually.  An unincorporated business is a sole-proprietorship, partnership or a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”).  In addition to having to file Form 1099 to all unincorporated businesses they must also issue a 1099 for all legal services and medical payments. It does not matter what type of entity these companies are.  All payments made to … Continue reading »

Why Some Small Businesses Should NOT be an LLC

The Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) certainly has become a popular form of business entity.

If there is only one member (owner) then setting up these entities has become a breeze.

Just go online, fill out some forms, pay the registration fee and presto, you’re in business.

Just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean you should do it this way.

 

 Why an LLC?

How to File Your FBAR and Sleep (Well) at Night

The Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) Form TD F 90-22.1 is used to report an interest in foreign financial accounts.

 Who Must File

Any U.S. person with a financial interest or signature authority must file an FBAR if the balance in the account exceeded $10,000 during the year. A U.S. person includes a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident and entities like corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and trusts and estates.

The FBAR must … Continue reading »

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