When it comes to charitable donations, cash might be king, but in-kind contributions play a vital role, too. Donated services and tangible or intangible goods can be sources of revenue and cost savings.
When business owners have divergent goals, Section 1031 contains several provisions for like-kind exchanges and installment sales that can be used to satisfy all parties involved. Proactive tax planning can minimize and delay taxes due while allowing members to pursue their desired outcome.
One recently overlooked item of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for companies involved with a syndicate or tax shelter is business interest expense limitation. Don’t be caught off guard. Proper planning and reporting can help preserve your current year deduction.
The government cannot dictate the number of indirect rates you have or how you apply them but they can cite you for non-compliance in the allocation of your indirect costs. Learn how best to allocate your costs based on the type of expense.
Everything has changed with FASB’s new revenue recognition standards and it’s time for all remaining organizations to implement the new revenue recognition standards that originated in May 2014.
Many businesses find themselves purchasing a significant amount of supplies and equipment online. However, chances are your business does not have a policy in place to identify online purchases where sales tax has not been paid at the time of purchase and remits use tax on these items.
Nonprofit organizations use solicitation materials, fundraising events, marketing brochures, etc. to influence others to choose to donate to their organization versus a different one. Once a donor decides to make a promise to give or a pledge to a nonprofit organization, many times the form the donor sees may or may not mirror the information in the marketing materials that was used to influence their decision in the first place.
Guidance issued from the IRS on December 10, 2018 provides examples of ways to identify and calculate non-deductible parking expenses including a four-step process when taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations own or lease parking facilities. This guidance allows for any reasonable method in calculating the non-deductible expenses.
Modern technology has allowed us many advantages in the workplace. However, certain issues such as operational inefficiencies and data breaches are still relatively common among organizations today. There are relatively new technologies available to address such issues – in particular, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and blockchain.
Prior to the enactment of the TCJA, there was no need to break out meals and entertainment, as they were both 50 percent deductible; however, the new law repealed all deductions for entertainment, amusement, and recreation, regardless of whether they have a business purpose. Defining the line between meals and entertainment became critical to determining deductibility but guidance on this was limited. We’ve received some instruction and we have some good news to share!