Tax Implications of Partnership Dissolution

As you consider winding down your partnership, here’s a concise overview of what you might expect under three typical scenarios of partnership dissolution. Scenario 1: One Partner Buys Out the Others If one partner buys out the others and continues the business, the exiting partners will likely recognize a capital gain or loss on the […]

How To Deduct Your Timeshare Stays

If you own a timeshare and use it only for personal and business lodging, you have a unique opportunity to maximize your tax benefits. Big Benefit The IRS allows timeshare owners who do not rent their property to claim deductions for business-related lodging without being subjected to the grim vacation-home rules. Guidelines for Maximum Tax […]

Consider a Roth IRA for an Overfunded 529 Plan

Have you established, or are you considering, a Section 529 savings plan for a child, grandchild, or other family member? Such plans are a great way to help pay for a person’s college education. Contributions are not federally tax deductible, but they grow tax-free, and you can withdraw them tax-free to pay higher education expenses. […]

Is Your Sideline Activity Considered a Business or a Hobby?

Do you have a sideline activity that you think of as a business? From this sideline activity, are you claiming tax losses on your Form 1040? Will the IRS consider your sideline a business and allow your loss deductions? If you have such an activity, we should have your attention. The IRS likes to claim […]

Self-Employment Taxes for Partnerships and LLCs?

Here’s a question: Does a member of a limited liability company (LLC) or a partner in a partnership have to pay self-employment taxes (Social Security and Medicare tax) on the member’s or partner’s share of the entity’s income? Incredibly, the answer is not always clear. If you are a general partner in a general partnership, […]

Converting Your Partnership into an S Corporation Tax-Free

Let’s say you’re considering converting your partnership into an S corporation. The reason might be to reduce exposure for you and the other owners to Social Security and Medicare taxes, which come in the form of the self-employment tax for partners. Specifically, each partner’s share of net partnership income is usually fully exposed to the […]

Deducting Start-Up Costs For Your Rental Property

Are you interested in becoming a commercial or residential landlord? If so, you’ll likely have to shell out plenty of money before ever collecting a dime in rent. The tax code treats some of those monies as start-up expenses. Start-up expenses are some of the costs you incur before you offer a property for rent. […]

The Limitations on IRS Audits and Tax Assessments

IRS Audits and Tax Assessments

Nobody wants to spend their whole life looking over their shoulder, wondering if the IRS will audit them. Luckily, there is a statute of limitations on IRS audits and tax assessments. Once the limitations period expires, the IRS can’t audit your return or assess any additional tax. You may have heard that the statute of […]

IRAs For Young Adults: The Basics

As we navigate the complexities of financial planning, one opportunity stands out for young adults: individual retirement accounts (IRAs). With the 2023 tax-year contributions deadline fast approaching, on April 15, 2024, now is the perfect time to consider how you can leverage an IRA. Traditional and Roth IRAs: A Brief Overview Both traditional and Roth […]

The Tax Implications of Dual Citizenship

Many individuals either contemplate or hold citizenship in more than one country. While dual citizenship can offer many benefits, such as enhanced travel mobility, access to social services, and the ability to work and reside in both countries, be sure you are aware of the tax implications of dual citizenship. As a current or potential […]

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