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Figuring corporate estimated tax

Now is a good time to review the rules for computing corporate federal estimated tax payments. The next quarterly estimated tax payment deadline is June 17 for individuals and businesses. You want your business to pay the minimum estimated tax amount without triggering the penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Four possible options The required installment […]

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Tax tips when buying the assets of a business

Merger and acquisition activity in several sectors is rebounding in 2024. If you’re buying a business, you want the best results possible after taxes. You can potentially structure the purchase in two ways: In this article, we’re going to focus on buying assets. Asset purchase tax basics You must allocate the total purchase price to […]

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How to grow your business with a new partner: Here are some tax considerations

Are you wondering how to grow your business by adding a new partner? There are several financial and legal implications when adding a new partner to a partnership. An example: You and your partners plan to admit a new partner. The new partner will acquire a one-third interest in the partnership by making a cash […]

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When businesses might consider adopting an alternative approach to managing income and deductions

Businesses usually want to delay recognition of taxable income into future years and accelerate deductions into the current year. But when is it wise to do the opposite? And why would you want to? One reason might be tax law changes that raise tax rates. The Biden administration has proposed raising the corporate federal income […]

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Understand how your business will be taxed in a merger or an acquisition

In recent years, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been strong in many industries. If your business is considering a merger or an acquisition with another business, it’s important to understand how the transaction will be taxed under current law. Stocks vs. assets From a tax standpoint, you can basically structure a transaction in two […]

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Valuable tax break when applying the research credit against payroll taxes

The credit for increasing research activities, often referred to as the research and development (R&D) credit, is a valuable tax break available to certain eligible small businesses. Claiming the credit involves complex calculations, which we’ll take care of for you. Be aware that there are two additional features that are especially favorable to small businesses: […]

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Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF) welcomes Tax Services Senior Manager Yun (Fong) Yan, CPA and Client Accounting Services Manager Christine (Chris) Sawchyn to the firm

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF) or “the Firm,” a leading accounting firm, welcomes Tax Services Senior Manager Yun (Fong) Yan, CPA and Client Accounting Services (CAS) Manager Christine (Chris) Sawchyn to the Tallahassee office location. Fong Yan, CPA, joined the firm with over 20 years of experience in C and S corporations, partnerships, and […]

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Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF) Wins ClearlyRated’s 2024 Best of Accounting Award For Service Excellence

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF), a leading accounting firm, announced today that they have won the Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to their clients. ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. On average, clients of […]

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Key 2024 inflation-adjusted tax parameters for small businesses and their owners

The IRS recently announced various inflation-adjusted federal income tax amounts. Here’s a rundown of the amounts that are most likely to affect small businesses and their owners. Rates and brackets When discussing the inflation-adjusted tax amounts, let’s first begin with rates and brackets. If you run your business as a sole proprietorship or pass-through business […]

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What’s the best accounting method route for business tax purposes?

What’s the best accounting method? Businesses have two accounting methods to figure their taxable income: cash and accrual. Many businesses have a choice of which method to use for tax purposes. The cash method often provides significant tax benefits for eligible businesses, though some may be better off using the accrual method. Thus, it may […]

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Beneficial Ownership Interest (BOI) Reporting Requirements 

The Corporate Transparency Act (signed into law on January 1, 2021) expanded anti-money laundering laws and created new reporting requirements for certain companies doing business in the US Beginning in 2024. Many small businesses are now required to report information about their beneficial owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to create a national […]

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