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Restaurant CPA>The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty: Who can it be personally assessed against?

If you own or manage a business with employees, there’s a harsh tax penalty that you could be at risk for paying personally. The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) applies to Social Security and income taxes that are withheld by a business from its employees’ wages. Sweeping penalty The TFRP is dangerous because it applies

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Are you married and not earning compensation? You may be able to put money in an IRA

When one spouse in a married couple is not earning compensation, the couple may not be able to save as much as they need for a comfortable retirement. In general, an IRA contribution is allowed only if a taxpayer earns compensation. However, there’s an exception involving a “spousal” IRA. It allows contributions to be made

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Restaurant CPA>Should your construction business invest in custom software?

Construction business owners are regularly urged to buy the latest and greatest software. But no such tool is perfect. Off-the-shelf products don’t always provide the specific functionality needed or “play well” with other systems. All this hassle might lead some contractors to consider engaging an outside firm to help them develop a customized solution. It’s

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2023 Q3 tax calendar by Restaurant CPA: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2023. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. July

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CPA Restaurant: Advantages and disadvantages of claiming big first-year real estate depreciation deductions

Your business may be able to claim big first-year depreciation tax deductions for eligible real estate expenditures rather than depreciate them over several years. But should you? It’s not as simple as it may seem. Qualified improvement property For qualifying assets placed in service in tax years beginning in 2023, the maximum allowable first-year Section

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Emil @ CPA Restaurant explain how to reduce the impact of the 3.8% net investment income tax

High-income taxpayers face a regular income tax rate of 35% or 37%. And they may also have to pay a 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT) that’s imposed in addition to regular income tax. Fortunately, there are some ways you may be able to reduce its impact. Affected taxpayers The NIIT applies to you only

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Emil @ CPA Restaurant gives you strategic tax-planning Q&As for construction businesses

To maximize their tax savings, construction business owners need to plan year-round. Strategic tax planning is about not only knowing which credits and deductions your company can claim, but also minding other important details. Here are some questions to ask yourself — and answers to consider — about just a few important tax issues for

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CPA Restaurant tips: Traveling for business this summer? Here’s what you can deduct

If you and your employees are traveling for business this summer, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. Under tax law, in order to claim deductions, you must meet certain requirements for out-of-town business travel within the United States. The rules apply if the business conducted reasonably requires an overnight stay. Note:

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