Hire Your Children and Save a Bundle on Taxes

If your children go to private school, is their tuition tax deductible? The answer is no. If your teenager goes to summer camp, would the cost be deductible? Again, the answer is no. If you were to pay for your daughter’s college or wedding expenses, would you be able to write-off these costs on your […]

Three Steps To Take So You Won’t Miss Out on Meals and Entertainment Deductions

Real estate agents and self-employed individuals miss out on thousands of dollars in meals and entertainment deductions because their record-keeping has holes in it, or their accountant is too conservative and hesitates to take legitimate deductions. Here’s three simple steps to take to maximize your legal deductions in this area. 1. Respect the IRS–don’t fear […]

Three Key Questions To Ask When You Select a Tax Accountant

Are you satisfied with the taxes you’re paying? Confident you’re taking every possible deduction on your tax return? If your answer is ‘no’, it may be time to select a new tax preparer. Here’s 3 key questions to ask in choosing your next accountant. 1. What kinds of clients do you work with? You’ll benefit […]

Do you fear an IRS Audit?

The second biggest tax mistake you can make is fearing, rather than respecting the IRS. Do you fear an IRS audit? Do you suffer from “audit paranoia”? Yesterday I sat down with a potential new client and reviewed last year’s tax return. OMG. She had paid really big bucks to a really big out of town […]

How to Beat the IRS (Legally!) on Meals and Entertainment Write-Offs

If you’re a real estate agent, or small business owner, or self-employed contractor, you may be missing a powerful tax deduction because your accountant is too conservative.   Too conservative to take meals and entertainment write-offs that are totally legal and 100% compliant with the rules outlined in the IRS code.   Here’s the basic rule. […]

The #1 Strategy to Save $5,000 or more in Self Employment tax

If you own a small business, you probably operate either as a sole proprietor, or Single Member LLC. 85% of businesses do. But neither is the best way to structure your business if you’re looking to save on Self Employment tax. What’s Self employment tax? It’s just a fancy name for the medicare and social security […]