Child Tax Credit Payouts – What to Expect

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is not new, but it was expanded as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and you may be wondering what that means and how it will impact your situation.  The biggest takeaway is that instead of waiting until filing your 2021 tax return (in 2022) to take […]

Business Expenses – What is NOT Deductible?

While it seems like a straightforward question, there can sometimes be confusion about what expenses can be deducted from your business for tax purposes and what expenses cannot be.  Deductions are critical in helping to lower your tax bill, but knowing what expenses you can deduct is critical to keeping you out of trouble in […]

Requesting a Private Letter Ruling

You may someday find yourself in a unique tax situation and want to remove any uncertainty of the tax treatment of that situation.  In that case, you can request a Private Letter Ruling (PLR) from the Internal Revenue Service. A PLR is a written statement that interprets and applies tax law to your particular facts. […]

How Business Owners Get Paid

If you have recently or not so recently started a business, two things you need to understand is how you will be paid and how taxes will be paid.  You may be taxed as a sole proprietorship, partnership, S corporation or C corporation.  Understanding the differences is important. A sole proprietorship is an individual engaged […]