Audits of I-9 records quadrupled in 2018 over the prior year (the federal fiscal year). That means nearly 6,000 employers were audited, which led to several dozen civil and criminal convictions. The agency involved — Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) — "is carrying out its commitment to increase the number of I-9 audits in an effort to create a culture of compliance among employers," it stated upon releasing audit statistics. To accommodate the increase, HSI is beefing up its army of auditors.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Business owners may be able to save tax with the home office deduction. But will you save more by claiming actual expenses or using the simplified method?
Let's say you have an unincorporated sideline activity that you think of as a business, including an activity involving horses. If you have a net loss (deductible expenses exceed revenue) on that activity and you think you can deduct that loss on your personal federal income tax return, think again!
The IRS has issued final regulations on determining allowable deductions based on qualified business income (QBI) from pass-through entities. This break is available only through 2025, unless it's extended by future legislation.
Many businesses will pay less federal income taxes in 2018 and beyond, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). And some will spend their tax savings on merging with or acquiring another business. Before you jump on the M&A bandwagon, it's important to understand how your transaction will be taxed under current tax law
Here's a little-known secret for parents planning to send their children to college in the future: Some of the tax-saving moves you make now could hurt your student's chances for getting financial aid later.
Several recent trends are causing some employers to revise their drug use policies. Here are some issues to consider to help ensure your company's strategy is effective and up-to-date.
Over the years, real estate has proven to be a lucrative investment for many households. And, in some parts of the country, current market values have surpassed levels seen prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Enhanced depreciation-related tax breaks for certain business real estate investments, such as qualified improvement property, may offer substantial savings when you file your 2018 tax return. Learn more.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Do you know what the Section 179 expensing limit is for 2019? Or how much you can allow your employees to contribute to their 401(k) plans this year? Find out these amounts and other annual inflation adjustments affecting businesses.