Business Tax

You might be a tax shelter if …

Does your business fall under the definition of a syndicate? Chris Hesse, chair of the AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee, reveals where the traps lie for business taxpayers and their CPA advisers.

W-2 wages and Sec. 199A

Finding the “sweet spot” to maximize the qualified business income deduction may involve adjusting a business’s workforce.

The pros and cons of LLCs

Here are several key characteristics CPAs need to know about limited liability companies and how they compare with other entities.

PEO is statutory employer

The Tax Court allows a refund of overpaid Social Security taxes to professional employer organization Paychex.

Congress enacts tax reform

Congress enacted tax reform legislation in December that will affect all taxpayers. Changes include new tax rates, modified credits and deductions, and a host of other amendments.

Charting a new tax season

With fewer new regulations and laws to reckon with, CPAs may find the 2018 tax season a good time to review their own procedures. Plus: Our annual quick guide, a PDF tax season reference highlighting dollar thresholds, tax tables, standard amounts, credits, and deductions.

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Keeping you informed and prepared amid the coronavirus outbreak

We’re gathering the latest news stories along with relevant columns, tips, podcasts, and videos on this page, along with curated items from our archives to help with uncertainty and disruption.

VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.