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January 18, 2023
How the New SECURE 2.0 Law May Affect Your Business

If your small business has a retirement plan, and even if it doesn’t, you may see changes and benefits from a new law. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act (SECURE 2.0) was recently signed into law. Provisions in the law will kick in over sever...

December 14, 2022
Do You Qualify for the QBI Deduction? And Can You Do Anything by Year-End to Help Qualify?

If you own a business, you may wonder if you’re eligible to take the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. Sometimes this is referred to as the pass-through deduction or the Section 199A deduction. The QBI deduction is: ...

November 28, 2022
Intangible Assets: How Must the Costs Incurred Be Capitalized?

The term “intangibles” covers many items. It may not always be simple to determine whether an intangible asset or benefit has been acquired or created. Intangibles include debt instruments, prepaid expenses, non-functional currencies, financial derivatives (including, bu...

November 15, 2022
November 21, 2022: Section 174 R&D Costs Update Webinar Recording

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act made significant changes to the tax treatment of R&D costs that will affect almost every company in 2022. Boyum Barenscheer's Greg Carlson and Aprio's Dave Hanson hold a webinar that covers the changes, impact on businesses and steps needed to incorpo...

November 7, 2022
2023 Limits for Businesses That Have HSAs — or Want to Establish Them

No one needs to remind business owners that the cost of employee health care benefits keeps going up. One way to provide some of these benefits is through an employer-sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA). For eligible individuals, an HSA offers a tax-advantaged way to set ...

November 4, 2022
Inflation Means You and Your Employees Can Save More for Retirement in 2023

How much can you and your employees contribute to your 401(k)s next year — or other retirement plans? In Notice 2022-55, the IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments that apply to the dollar limitations for pensions, as well as other qualified retirement plans for...

October 26, 2022
Employers: In 2023, the Social Security Wage Base is Going Up

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $160,200 for 2023 (up from $147,000 for 2022). Wages and self-employment income above this threshold aren’t subject to Social Security tax....

October 5, 2022
Worried About an IRS Audit? Prepare in Advance

IRS audit rates are historically low, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, but that’s little consolation if your return is among those selected to be examined. Plus, the IRS recently received additional funding in the Inflation Reduction Act...

September 27, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on Your Taxes

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law on August 16, 2022.  Here are the significant provisions:...

September 19, 2022
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 app...

September 16, 2022
Tax Cut & Jobs Act Impact on ’22 Research Expense

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in December 2017.  While most of the tax provisions in this legislation are already effective, some provisions are just now taking effect.  One of these provisions will significantly impact certain businesses starting in 2022....

September 12, 2022
Separating Your Business From Its Real Estate

Does your business need real estate to conduct operations? Or does it otherwise hold property and put the title in the name of the business? You may want to rethink this approach. Any short-term benefits may be outweighed by the tax, liability and estate planning advantages ...