How to Deduct Cruise Ship Conventions, Seminars, and Meetings

If you want to attend a convention, seminar, or similar meeting onboard a cruise ship and deduct all your costs, you face some very special rules. But it can be done. When you know the tax code rules, you will find an enlightened workaround that removes almost all the...

Tax Reform Allows Depreciation on Purchase of Leased Vehicle

The TCJA made two changes that mean 100 percent bonus depreciation is available on the vehicle you lease and then purchase, regardless of whether you purchase it during the lease term or at the end of the lease. The two technical reasons you can do this are as...

Avoid the 1099 Prepaid Rent Mismatch

Business rent payments to your landlord are reported on IRS Form 1099-MISC, which is due January 31. For the 1099-MISC, do you simply look at your checkbook or payment ledgers to identify the amounts you are going to report? If so, you will create an incorrect 1099...