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What is a Cost Segregation Study?

Is your business depreciating over a 30-year period the entire cost of constructing the building that houses your operation? If so, you should consider a cost segregation study. It may allow you to accelerate depreciation deductions on certain items, thereby reducing taxes and boosting cash flow. And under current law, the potential benefits of a […]

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Sarah J. Fischer, CPA | Business Meals, Travel, Entertainment Expenses | Dalby Wendland & Co. | CPAs & Business Advisors | Colorado

Business Meals, Travel, and Entertainment Expenses

When owners, managers and salespeople attend trade shows, call on customers or evaluate suppliers, they may incur meal, travel and entertainment expenses. Many of these expenses may be deductible if they’re properly substantiated, but some of the rules have changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Entertainment Expenses No Longer Deductible Business “entertainment” […]

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Rules of Deducting Business Losses

Sole proprietorships and pass-through entity structures, which include partnerships, S corporations and certain limited liability companies (LLCs), provide owners with some valuable tax benefits, such as avoidance of double taxation and the potential ability to deduct losses from the business on their individual tax returns. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has placed […]

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Jennifer Wright, Enrolled Agent | Rules of the Home Office Deduction | Dalby Wendland & Co. | CPAs | Business Advisors | Grand Junction CO | Glenwood Springs CO | Montrose CO

Rules of the Home Office Deduction

Working from home has its perks. You can skip the commute, wear comfy clothing, keep a more flexible schedule, and you might even save money on your tax return. The home office deduction can save you a bundle, if you meet the tax law qualifications. The home office deduction is available for homeowners and renters, […]

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Tax Cuts Jobs Act (TCJA) 2019 | Understanding the TCJA Limit on Interest Expense | Dalby Wendland & Co. | CPAs | Business Advisors | Grand Junction CO | Glenwood Springs CO | Montrose CO

Understanding the TCJA Limit on Interest Expense Deductions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced a variety of tax benefits for businesses, including  slashing corporate income tax rates, temporarily reducing individual rates, and it established a new 20% deduction for certain pass-through income. However, the TCJA also placed limits on several tax breaks, including the amount for the interest expense deduction. Small […]

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Pros & Cons of S Corporation Status

Operating a business as an S corporation may provide many advantages, including limited liability for owners and no double taxation (at least at the federal level). Self-employed people may also be able to lower their exposure to Social Security and Medicare taxes if they structure their businesses as S corps for federal tax purposes. But […]

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Company Car Tax Implications

The use of a company vehicle is a valuable fringe benefit for owners and employees of small businesses. This benefit results in tax deductions for the employer as well as tax breaks for the owners and employees using the cars. (And of course, they get the nontax benefits of driving the cars!) Even better, recent […]

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Now is Good Time to Buy Equipment & Other Depreciable Assets

The Section 179 depreciation deduction for business property gives businesses some good news. The election has long provided a tax windfall to businesses, enabling them to claim immediate deductions for qualified assets, instead of taking depreciation deductions over time. And, it was increased and expanded by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Even better, […]

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Gregory M. Ward, CPA | Inventory Accounting Method Change Could Benefit Small Businesses | Dalby Wendland & Co. | CPAs | Business Advisors | Grand Junction CO | Glenwood Springs CO | Montrose CO

Inventory Accounting Method Change Could Benefit Small Businesses

Even with the new depreciation options and Qualified Business Income deduction available in the wake of recent tax reform, there are always circumstances where a taxpayer may require additional current year deductions. With the help of another element of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) taking effect in 2018, certain small businesses currently accounting […]

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