Monthly Archives: October 2015

Take time for tax planning

Take time to review your 2015 tax situation while there are still a few months to make adjustments. Can you benefit from bunching your itemized deductions? Will increasing your retirement plan contributions cut your tax bill? An investment in a tax review could make a significant difference in your final tax bill for the year.  Please contact our office at… (more…)

How to reduce inventory risk in your business

Study the balance sheet of most retail or manufacturing businesses, and you’ll find inventory near the top of the asset list. Accountants define inventory as raw materials, supplies, work in progress, and finished goods. It’s the stuff sitting on shelves, parked in the lot, or being produced in the factory – merchandise that managers expect to sell in the normal… (more…)

A Quick Recordkeeping Guide

Is your file cabinet overflowing? Do you hesitate to purge tax information because you’re not sure what to keep and what to discard? Here’s a quick guide to help you cut through the clutter. * Expenses. Substantiation for deductions includes charitable donation acknowledgments, receipts for employee business expenses, and automobile mileage logs. Retain these at least seven years after you… (more…)

Managing AGI could protect tax breaks

How close to the edge are you when it comes to tax phase-outs? As you begin your fall tax planning, consider the effects of these benefit-limiting provisions. Knowing how close you are to the “edge” can help preserve tax breaks for 2015. Many phase-outs are based on modified adjusted gross income, or MAGI. MAGI is the adjusted gross income shown… (more…)