Category Archives: International Taxation

2012 SUV Depreciation

If in 2012 you purchase and put into use a$60,000 SUV with a gross vehicle weight greater than 6,000 pounds, you can expense $25,000.  Then, half of thre remaining  $35,000 cost ($17,500) qualifies  for 50% bonus depreciation.  Finally, you can … Continue reading

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Meals & Entertainment Deduction

IRS says….    Entertainment includes the cost of a meal you provide to a customer or client, whether the meal is a part of other entertainment or by itself. A meal expense includes the cost of food, beverages, taxes, and tips … Continue reading

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Completed-Contract Method of Accounting

The completed-contract method of accounting is used by contractors and manufacturers. Unlike the percentage-of-completion method which recognizes revenues and gross profit in the applicable periods of the construction or manufacturing process, and not only in the period when the construction … Continue reading

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Income Tax – the first law

July 1, 1862 First Income Tax bill President Abraham Lincoln signed the first income tax bill, levying a 3% income tax on annual incomes of $600-$10,000 and a 5% tax on incomes over $10,000. Also on this day, the Bureau … Continue reading

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1099s – Should I do them?

Some companies prepare 1099’s for everyone eventhough it may not be required. If you paid any individual more than $600 for personal services, then a 1099 is required (that includes paying an unincorporated landlord). When we say individuals, that may … Continue reading

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Sale of Business BUT What did you Sell?

You don’t buy or sell a business. You buy or sell either Ownership position in a corporation is evidenced by Stock.  It is like selling stock in a publically traded corporation.  The business is not selling assets.  The ownership of … Continue reading

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Florida State Unemployment Tax Rates 2012

Florida Contribution Rates For 2012, the minimum rate is 2.02% and the maximum rate is 5.4%, except that employers participating in the short-time compensation program will be subject to a maximum rate of 6.4%. New employers pay 2.7% in 2012. … Continue reading

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2011 Health Insurance MUST be on W2 for >2% Sub S shareholder

HERE IS HOW TO REPORT IT  Health Insurance for the entire family goes on Shareholder’s W2 Box 1 & Box 14 (Does not affect FICA). W3 Box 1 only Form 941 Box 2 only (Does not affect FICA). Form 940 … Continue reading

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2012 Mileage Rates

The 2012 federal mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: • $0.555 per mile driven for business purposes • $0.23 per mile driven for medical or moving purposes • $0.14 per … Continue reading

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How Often Does Tax Law Change….

There were approximately 4,430 changes to the tax code from 2001 through 2010, an average of more than one a day, including an estimated 579 changes in 2010 alone. 

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