What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2019 vs. 2018?

It’s never too early to start thinking about your next income tax return. For most taxpayers, that’ll be your return for the 2019 tax year–which, by the way, will be due on April 15, 2020. The 2019 tax rates themselves are the same as the tax rates in effect for the 2018 tax year: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35% …

Illegal Tax Moves to Avoid

IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS when it comes to the U.S. tax code. Failing to fill out your tax return correctly, even if you make an honest mistake, isn’t going to earn you immediate forgiveness from the Internal Revenue Service. “When you sign your tax return, you’re signing it (to say) that everything is accurate and true,” says Mark Jaeger, director of tax development at …

ADP finds private sector added 227,000 jobs in October

Private sector employment increased by a robust 227,000 jobs in October, according to payroll giant ADP, but small businesses are having a difficult time finding qualified employees to fill the open slots. Small businesses nevertheless added 29,000 jobs in October, including 7,000 in businesses with between one and 19 employees, and 22,000 in businesses with between 20 and 49 employees. …

What Do You Give the Man Who Has Everything?

Matthew Person, CPA David Huff, CPA, PFS, MS Todd Wilson, CPA Person CPA Group 3200 Lake Villa DriveMetairie, LA 70002(504) 780-8299 Fax 1-800-799-1292www.personhuffcpa.com  New York Yankee shortstop and future Hall-of-Famer Derek Jeter has played his last Major League Baseball game. In his last game,he chopped a single to third in the third inning to drive in a run, then took himself …

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 …

Business Car? Check out these 2 deductions!

If your car is used for business purposes, whether you are self-employed or an employee, you can get the benefit of tax deductions.   You have 2 choices for claiming deductions on a business car:   You can deduct the actual business-related costs of gas, oil, lubrication, repairs, tires, supplies, parking, tolls, drivers’ salaries, and depreciation.  Ã‚ Use the standard mileage …