Taxes

What Can You Deduct for Meals and Entertainment?

In Notice 2018-76, the IRS states that client and prospect business meals continue as tax deductions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is very good news indeed. Under this new IRS guidance, you may deduct 50 percent of your client and prospect business meals if: the expense is an ordinary and necessary expense […]

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Do your triple-net leases qualify for a 199A deduction?

If you use triple-net leases for your rental properties, you may wonder whether you’ll get your Section 199A deduction. We don’t have a clear answer for you, so we are going to go with “maybe.” As you’ll see, we need more information. A triple-net lease requires the lessee to pay the landlord rent as well […]

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How does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impact meals and entertainment deduction for 2018?

Tax reform has had a significant impact on the tax deductions you can now claim for business entertainment and meals. The chart below shows you how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act treats meals and/or entertainment events. * Technically, the TCJA made meals with clients and prospects not deductible. We understand that the tax writers […]

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Are you out-of-favor for the 20 percent deduction?

The 20 percent tax deduction under new 2018 tax code Section 199A is a very nice tax break for business owners, except for owners with high income who also fall into the out-of-favor group. In general, the out-of-favor group includes lawyers, doctors, accountants, tax professionals, consultants, athletes, authors, security traders, actors, singers, musicians, entertainers, and […]

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