D.E. Rodrigues & Company Accounting Blog

May 2017

IRS announces business vehicle deduction limits for 2017

Written by May 23, 2017

The IRS has published depreciation limits for business vehicles first placed in service this year. These limits remain largely unchanged from 2016 limits. Because 50% bonus depreciation is allowed only for new vehicles, these limits are different for new and used vehicles. * For new business cars, the first-year limit is $11,160; for used cars, it’s $3,160. After year one,...

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Why you should consider a midyear tax review

Written by May 23, 2017

Most people don’t include tax planning on their summertime agenda, but there are benefits to doing so. The problem with waiting until the end of the year is that you reduce the time for planning strategies to take effect. If you take the time now to schedule a midyear tax planning review, you will have eight months for your actions...

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Summertime Travel Tip

Written by May 23, 2017

Check the tax savings of combining business and pleasure on the same trip this summer. Within the U.S., if the primary purpose of the trip is business and you add on a side trip or an extra few days for pleasure, you can deduct all the travel costs to and from your business destination and all other business-related costs. You...

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Details Matter in Divorce Negotiations.

Written by May 23, 2017

Divorce can be an emotionally draining process. If you are in the middle of one, you probably just want it to be over. But be careful. Divorce has serious tax implications, and the choices you make now may affect you for many years. Consider the following: * Alimony and child support. Alimony is tax-deductible if you pay it and taxable...

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The importance of maintaining good tax records

Written by May 9, 2017

Keeping your tax records organized year-round is a good practice and will keep you from hastily assembling your documents for your annual tax preparation appointment. If you are diligent about maintaining your tax records, you won’t have to worry about losing a valuable deduction because you forgot to list expenses on your return, or having unsubstantiated items disallowed in the...

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