May 1, 2017
President Trump wants to impose a border tax on imported goods, particularly those from Mexico and China. On the other hand, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have their own plan: A border adjustment tax under which companies would be taxed where income is earned. This article answers some questions to help clear up the messages coming from Washington, D.C. about this issue.
April 5, 2017
1. No touchdown on tax deductions for this football coach.
2. Auto racing team gets a green flag on treatment of parts.
3. “Innocent spouse relief” is granted by the U.S. Tax Court.
4. Depreciation figures released for some vehicles used for business.
5. What are your chances of being audited?
March 1, 2017
Have you been dreaming about your ideal retirement home? Regardless of whether you prefer the beach, the mountains or a location close to the grandkids, state taxes are an important consideration. This article explains the range of taxes to consider — including income, property and estate taxes — and highlights the importance of establishing domicile to prevent your old and new states from claiming you owe them taxes.
February 28, 2017
Providing a company car may attract good employees, but the perk doesn’t come free. Personal use of a company car is treated as a taxable fringe benefit, subject to income tax withholding obligations. This task is often difficult because of the complexity of the related tax rules for using a company vehicle for an employee’s own use. This article looks at the tax law requirements.
February 27, 2017
1. IRS Whistleblower Program had a “transformative year.”
2. Meal and entertainment deductions were denied by U.S. Tax Court.
3. The IRS announces large business and international taxpayer audit targets.
4. President Trump vows to end the political activity ban on tax exempt organizations.
5. Legal fees reclassified by the IRS and upheld by the U.S. Tax Court.
February 21, 2017
By Pete Lachance, CPA and Partner, and Shannon Hudson, CPA and Manager at Howe, Riley & Howe, PLLC Over the past few years our firm has seen a dramatic increase in the number of new clients who have come to us seeking assistance with unreported foreign accounts or foreign financial assets. Typically, it’s not because taxpayers […]
February 21, 2017
The Section 199 deduction is often thought of as a manufacturer’s tax break. But it’s available to companies in other industries, too. In a recent Technical Advice Memorandum, the IRS approved the deduction for a business engaged in construction and renovation. This article looks at the details of the guidance as well as the activities from which a firm can derive domestic production gross receipts (DPGR).
February 9, 2017
Culture, community and commitment to excellence keep Manchester and Portsmouth CPAs on top We are excited to announce that we are once again taking home the Best Accounting Firm in New Hampshire Business Review’s 2017 BOB Awards. The award marks the seventh year in a row that the firm has taken home the honor, which […]