Small Business Tax Deductions in 2017

In 2017, many small businesses are eligible for a bigger deduction on equipment purchases, and those that aren’t required to provide health insurance will have an option to help staffers pay for coverage. Additionally, many companies have new filing deadlines for their tax returns, and owners who use their cars for business will get a slightly smaller deduction. Here are …

What the Affordable Care Act Means for You

The Affordable Care Act (ACA): has ushered in the most sweeping regulatory changes to the U.S. health care system since Medicare and Medicaid were passed about 50 years ago. It raises a full range of health care issues, and will continue to do so as provisions take effect through 2020. However, along with potentially increasing the affordability of health care …

Changes to Louisiana Corporate Franchise Law Tax

The changes to the Louisiana corporate franchise tax adopted during the Session appear to be potentially more far reaching than the changes to the state sales and use tax. For tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017, Act 12 (signed by the Governor and effective March 10, 2016) expands the Louisiana corporate franchise tax to all entities (whether …

Pomp and Circumstance

June is Graduation Season, and odds are good that you’ve spent some time seated on a cheap folding chair or arena bleacher watching someone proceed down an aisle in an expensive cap and gown. Commencement speakers will thank the faculty, staff, and parents who made it all possible. But how many of them thank the folks in Washington who drafted …

The Original Tax Shelter

 New York City is the indisputable hub of American capitalism. Its glittering streets are home to the worlds of finance, advertising, fashion, publishing, and even organized crime. The island of Manhattan is home to some of the richest people on the planet, and they own some of its priciest real estate in the world. You would think all those rich …

Guaranteed Loser

 You’ve bought a lottery ticket or two in your time, right? The Powerball jackpot hits a kajillion dollars, and you realize you really can’t win if you don’t play. So you buy a ticket or two just to nurse that fantasy of champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Forget the reality that most lottery players never win, and even the ones …

Managing Your Charitable Donations

Matthew Person, CPA David Huff, CPA, PFS, MS Todd Wilson, CPA Person CPA Group 3200 Lake Villa Drive Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 780-8299 Fax 1-800-799-1292 www.personhuffcpa.com Berkshire Giveaway Someday, the financial wizards who run things on Wall Street will realize there’s “paper to be stacked” opening an Investor Hall of Fame. (Hey, the  Rock and Roll Hall makes $40 million a …

Shoebox full of receipts or an actual tax plan?

Matthew Person, CPA David Huff, CPA, PFS, MS Todd Wilson, CPA Person CPA Group 3200 Lake Villa Drive Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 780-8299 Fax 1-800-799-1292 www.personhuffcpa.com Cleveland Rocks! Cleveland, Ohio has historically been one of America’s most populous and productive cities, peaking as the fifth-largest back in 1920.  Today, “C-Town” is a shadow of its former glory, another Rust Belt …

Small Business Tax Goals

Small Business Tax Goals There are many tax planning strategies for small business owners aimed at their individual tax situation and business itself. Regardless of the complexity of the tax situation, one of the following goals will be accomplished: Reducing the amount of taxable income Lowering your tax rate Controlling the time when the tax must be paid Claiming any …