The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a federal tax credit for employers that provide qualified paid family and medical leave to employees. However, it’s subject to numerous rules and is only available for the 2018 and 2019 tax years. An eligible employer can claim a credit equal to 12.5% of wages paid to qualifying employees who are on family and medical leave, if the leave payments are at least 50% of the normal wages paid to them. For each 1% increase over 50%, the credit rate increases by 0.25%, up to a maximum credit rate of 25%. bit.ly/2UJaPYy ... See MoreSee Less

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a federal tax credit for employers that provide qualified paid family and medical leave to employees. However, it’s subject to numerous rules and is only available for the 2018 and 2019 tax years. An eligible employer can claim a credit equal to 12.5% of wages paid to qualifying employees who are on family and medical leave, if the leave payments are at least 50% of the normal wages paid to them. For each 1% increase over 50%, the credit rate increases by 0.25%, up to a maximum credit rate of 25%. http://bit.ly/2UJaPYy

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

When you can’t go to Mardi Gras because it’s tax season, you just have to bring Mardi Gras here! Huge thank you to the Jazz Band students from NCHS for our lunch entertainment! #TaxSeason2019 #FatTuesday ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wow Lynn! You didn’t tell me you were having a band, too! Looks like a great Mardi Gras celebration!

When it’s the first of March and everyone needs a little pick-me-up you have Make Your Own Trail Mix Day! #TaxSeason2019 ... See MoreSee Less

When it’s the first of March and everyone needs a little pick-me-up you have Make Your Own Trail Mix Day!  #TaxSeason2019

Our phones were down...then up...aaand now down again. Our service provider is working to rectify the problem, but so far no word on when service will be restored. Sorry for the inconvenience! ... See MoreSee Less

Do you run a business from your home or perform business-related functions at home? You may be able to claim a home office deduction against your business income on your 2018 tax return. One option is to deduct actual expenses, including direct expenses, such as the cost of carpeting; a proportionate share of indirect expenses, such as utilities and insurance; and a depreciation allowance. But tracking actual expenses can be time-consuming. With the simplified method, you deduct $5 for each square foot of home office space, up to $1,500. bit.ly/2TWXIma ... See MoreSee Less

Do you run a business from your home or perform business-related functions at home? You may be able to claim a home office deduction against your business income on your 2018 tax return. One option is to deduct actual expenses, including direct expenses, such as the cost of carpeting; a proportionate share of indirect expenses, such as utilities and insurance; and a depreciation allowance. But tracking actual expenses can be time-consuming. With the simplified method, you deduct $5 for each square foot of home office space, up to $1,500. http://bit.ly/2TWXIma

Limited liability company (LLC) members commonly claim that their distributive shares of LLC income (after deducting compensation for services in the form of guaranteed payments) aren’t subject to self-employment (SE) tax. But the IRS has been seeking back taxes and penalties from LLC members it claims have underreported SE income, with some success in court. At the greatest risk are LLC members who are comparable to general partners in a partnership. We can help you assess whether the IRS might successfully claim that you’ve underpaid SE taxes. bit.ly/2TPaPpz ... See MoreSee Less

Limited liability company (LLC) members commonly claim that their distributive shares of LLC income (after deducting compensation for services in the form of guaranteed payments) aren’t subject to self-employment (SE) tax. But the IRS has been seeking back taxes and penalties from LLC members it claims have underreported SE income, with some success in court. At the greatest risk are LLC members who are comparable to general partners in a partnership. We can help you assess whether the IRS might successfully claim that you’ve underpaid SE taxes.  http://bit.ly/2TPaPpz

We are looking to add another Accounting Specialist to our team! Please apply at lenhartmason.bamboohr.com/jobs/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are looking to add another Accounting Specialist to our team! Please apply at https://lenhartmason.bamboohr.com/jobs/

The flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been great news for these entities and their owners. But some fundamental tax truths for C corporations largely remain the same. For example, although the 21% rate will lower the impact, double taxation is still an important issue to consider, especially if a C corporation owns assets that are likely to appreciate significantly. And C corporation status still generally isn’t advisable for ventures that will incur ongoing tax losses. bit.ly/2HR4rfO ... See MoreSee Less

The flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been great news for these entities and their owners. But some fundamental tax truths for C corporations largely remain the same. For example, although the 21% rate will lower the impact, double taxation is still an important issue to consider, especially if a C corporation owns assets that are likely to appreciate significantly. And C corporation status still generally isn’t advisable for ventures that will incur ongoing tax losses. http://bit.ly/2HR4rfO

Commercial buildings and improvements generally are depreciated over 39 years, which essentially means you can deduct a portion of the cost every year over the depreciation period. (Land isn’t depreciable.) But special tax breaks that allow deductions to be taken more quickly are available for certain real estate investments. Some were enhanced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and may provide a bigger benefit when you file your 2018 tax return. But there’s one break you might not be able to enjoy due to a drafting error in the TCJA. bit.ly/2FSqG3b ... See MoreSee Less

Commercial buildings and improvements generally are depreciated over 39 years, which essentially means you can deduct a portion of the cost every year over the depreciation period. (Land isn’t depreciable.) But special tax breaks that allow deductions to be taken more quickly are available for certain real estate investments. Some were enhanced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and may provide a bigger benefit when you file your 2018 tax return. But there’s one break you might not be able to enjoy due to a drafting error in the TCJA. http://bit.ly/2FSqG3b
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