New and Improved Energy Tax Credits for Homeowners

The president signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on August 16, 2022. It contains some valuable tax credits for homeowners.  When it comes to taxes, nothing is better than a tax credit since it is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the taxes you must pay (unlike...

Self-Employment Taxes for Partners and LLC Members

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are a popular choice of entity for small businesses and investment activities. LLC owners are called members. Here’s a question: Does a member of a limited liability company (LLC) or a partner in a partnership have to pay...

Self-Employment Tax Basics

If you own an unincorporated business, you likely pay at least three different federal taxes. In addition to federal income taxes, you must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, also called the self-employment tax. Self-employment taxes are not insubstantial....

New 62.5 Cents Mileage Rate

The IRS noticed that average gas prices across the United States exceeded $5.00 a gallon and took action. Small businesses that qualify to use and do use the standard mileage rate can deduct 62.5 cents per business mile from July 1 through December 31, 2022. That’s up...

Paying Your Child: W-2 or 1099?

Working at a tender age is an American tradition. Here’s what you need to know about paying your kids properly. Question Here’s a question I received from one of my clients: “I will hire my 15-year-old daughter to work in my single-member LLC business, and I expect to...