Category Archives: Small Business Tax

Last-Minute Tax Planning Tips for 2017

This year, Tax Day for individuals, sole proprietors and C corporations is Tuesday, April 17. You still have time to consider some moves in 2018 to potentially save federal (and possibly state) income taxes for 2017. Here are three last-minute planning ideas. Choose to Deduct State and Local Sales Taxes Individuals have the option to deduct […]

Survey: Employers Adapt Quickly to Withholding Tax Changes

Most employers had no problems meeting the February 15, 2018, deadline to begin using the 2018 federal income tax withholding tables, which reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). However, many employees question how the TCJA will affect them. Those are findings of a recent American Payroll Association survey of 1,000 payroll […]

Save Taxes While Controlling Employee Health Costs

If rising health care costs have sent your company searching for ways to reduce expenses, you should know there are alternatives to standard medical insurance plans. Your choices are not limited to either paying the higher costs yourself or transferring the burden to your employees. Tax-advantaged strategies are available which can mitigate the effect of rising […]

How the New Tax Law Affects Rental Real Estate Owners

Do you own residential or commercial rental real estate? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brings several important changes that owners of rental properties should understand. In general, rental property owners will enjoy lower ordinary income tax rates and other favorable changes to the tax brackets for 2018 through 2025. In addition, the new tax law […]

Visit From The Grinch!

By Dennis Gardiner

Which “Grinch” visited our coop clients this year? The one whose heart grows 3 times? Or the one who stole all the presents? Well, the answer is it will vary! The effects of the new tax law changes are still being contemplated (and debated) and you are likely getting inundated with information from many sources. […]

R&D Tax Credits For Your Farmer/Members

By Dennis Gardiner

Over the last two years almost all you have had a study done to determine how much research and development (R&D) tax credits your cooperative could claim. Working with the Alliant Group, we have been able to amend returns to claim the credits, use the credits on the current tax returns, or carry the credits […]

New Tax Law

By Charles L. Telk Jr.

The new tax law signed on December 22, 2017 by President Trump impacts all taxpayers in some way. We have previously issued summaries of how the tax law impacts your cooperative, member farmers and non-member farmers. Here is a summary of the high points of the law covering items of interest for cooperatives, member and […]

Important Tax Figures for 2018

The following table provides some important federal tax information for 2018, as compared with 2017. Many of the dollar amounts are unchanged and some changed only slightly due to inflation. Social Security/ Medicare 2018 2017 Social Security Tax Wage Base $128,400 $127,200 Medicare Tax Wage Base No limit No limit Employee portion of Social Security 6.2% […]

New Law Gives Eligible Pass-Through Businesses a Special Tax Break

Federal income tax rates for C corporations have been reduced to a flat 21%, starting in 2018 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). But what about pass-through businesses? Congress devised a special tax break for pass-through businesses to help achieve parity between the reduced corporate income tax rate and the tax rates for business […]

3 Affordable Care Act Taxes Postponed by Congress

On January 22, President Trump signed into law a short-term government funding bill. It ended the brief government shutdown by funding the federal government through February 8. It also suspends the following Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes, which were designed to help fund health care coverage provided under the ACA. Cadillac Tax Under prior law, for […]