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IRS Form 1040 Schedule C: Profit or Loss from Business

IRS Form 1040 Schedule C: Profit or Loss from Business

IRS Form 1040 Schedule C: Profit or Loss from Business can be a tough form to work through.  Tread lightly and seek guidance. The sole proprietorship or single member Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) is in my opinion the easiest type

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Posted in Accounting Method, Business Expense, Business Income, Car expense, Depreciation, Disallowed Expenses, Employee Business Expense, Entity Classification, FICA, Health Insurance, Hobby, Home Office, Husband/Wife, IRS Form 1040 Schedule C, Medicare, Net Operating Loss, NOL, Passive Activity, Self Employ, Small Business, Social Security, Social Security Tax, Sole Proprietor, Start up costs, Sub-chapter S, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Problems & Requests

IRS Form 8941 Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Check out IRS Form 8941, Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums (PDF) if you are interested in the small business health care tax credit. Many small employers that pay at least half of the premiums for employee health insurance

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Posted in Health Care Tax Credit, Self Employ, Small Business, Sub-chapter S, Tax Credit

What Are The Tax Benefits Available to a Self Employed Individual with a 401(K)

The benefits available to a self-employed individual in a solo 401(k) plan have increased. The self-employed individual can contribute to the solo 401(k) plan two ways: Through elective deferrals limited to the lesser of $16,500 or 100% of the self-employed

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Small Employer Health Insurance Credit 2011 – IRS Form 8941

The small employer health insurance credit is applied for on IRS Form 8941.  The credit itself is based on the non-shareholder staff, their hours worked, wages and the premiums paid for them. The hours worked, wages and health insurance premiums

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Solo 401(k)

I blog today about 401(K)'s from a tax perspective solely keeping in mind that my license is as an Enrolled Agent with the US Treasury.  With that as a basis the benefits available to a self-employed individual in a solo

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Posted in Paying Taxes, Retirement, Self Employ, Small Business

Payroll Service Providers: Further Guidance Defining “Responsible Person”

It has been truly amazing to see so many failed payroll service providers all around the United States screw over small business owners by collecting tax revenue from business owners to be passed on to federal and state governments and

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Personal Guarantee of Corporate Debt Does NOT Add to Basis (Investment)

Taxpayers who own shares in an S corporation are allowed pass-through losses to the extent of their basis (also commonly referred to as investment) under §1366(d) in their entity. Shareholders can obtain basis in a variety of ways such as direct investment,

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Posted in Cost Basis, Disallowed Expenses, Entity Classification, NOL, Self Employ, Small Business, Sub-chapter S

IRA’s Cannot Hold Sub-Chapter ‘S’ Stock: Trusts Can Though

To be taxed as an S corporation, a C corporation must elect S status by filing IRS Form 2553. Electing S status is fairly simple for a new or existing corporation, but meeting the requirements for S status can be more complex when the

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Posted in Abusive Tax Shelter, Entity Classification, Self Employ, Small Business, Sole Proprietor, Sub-chapter S, Tax Abuse, Tax Court, Tax Fraud, Tax Guidance & Preparation

Medical Expense Deductions

Many medical costs are deductible including the cost of treatment to alleviate conditions or diseases and the cost of prescriptions and certain diagnostic services. Additional deductible medical expenses include: Capital expenses for special equipment installed in, or improvements made to, a

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Posted in Medical Expenses, Self Employ, Small Business, Sole Proprietor, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation

Home Office Deduction: IRS Publication 587

Okay I'm taking another case to IRS appeals regarding the home office deduction.  In preparation I reviewed IRS Publication 587: Business Use of Your Home and I pulled some relevant quotes. "You can have more than one business location, including

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Posted in Business Expense, Cost Basis, Deductible Expense, Home Office, Self Employ, Small Business, Sole Proprietor, Sub-chapter S, Tax Abuse, Tax Guidance & Preparation
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