Posts Tagged ‘Cash Basis’


3 Proven Tax Smart Moves For Small Business to Save Money

freeimage-9941920-high1) Adopt a Retirement Plan

A business has several different retirement plans it could adopt.  The most common plan is the 401(k) plan.  With a 401(k) plan the employee is allowed to defer on a pre-tax basis up to $17,500 in 2013. If they are over age 50 they can defer an additional $5,500 in a so-called catch up contribution. An employer may … Continue reading »


6 Reasons Small Business Owners Should Meet With Their CPA Before Year-End

There are a host of reasons small business owners should meet with their CPA.  Here are 6 of them:

 

1) Method of Accounting

Smaller business can usually file their tax returns on the cash basis of accounting.  The taxable income is based on the revenue received less the deductible expenses. Larger companies must prepare their tax return using the accrual basis of accounting.  The accrual basis matches the … Continue reading »


4 Ways to Help Your CPA and Reduce Your Taxes

Here are 4 ways to Help Your CPA and Reduce Your Taxes:

1) Have a Year End Planning Meeting with Your CPA

This meeting can be in person or over the phone, it really doesn’t matter.  The only thing that matters is that it happens.  Most individual income taxpayers are on the cash basis.  This means, with some limited exceptions, for a taxpayer to take advantage of a tax strategy, it needs to happen in that tax year. … Continue reading »


7 Smart Year End Tax Planning Moves

 

1) Harvest Capital Losses

Capital gains property includes stocks, bonds and mutual funds.  Currently, the stated rate on long term capital gains is 15%.  If you have a net loss after netting all of your gains and losses, the tax deduction is limited to $3,000. Any excess capital losses can be carried into the future.


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