Deadlines in St Petersburg Florida

Individual tax calendar: Key deadlines for the remainder of 2017

While April 15 (April 18 this year) is the main tax deadline on most individual taxpayers’ minds, there are others through the rest of the year that are important to be aware of. To help you make sure you don’t miss any important 2017 deadlines, here’s a look at when some key...
Legal Expenses in St Petersburg Florida

The Ins and Outs of Deducting Legal Expenses

Legal expenses incurred by individuals are typically not currently deductible under the federal income tax rules. Instead, they’re most often treated as either personal outlays (which are nondeductible) or as part of the cost of acquiring an asset, such as real estate. In...
Internship in St Petersburg Florida

Time to Launch Your Summer Internship Program

This time of year there are around 30,000 internships posted online, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market research firm. The top 10 categories are business operations, marketing, engineering, sales/business development, media/communications/public relations,...
Parking in St Petersburg Florida

Employer’s Parking Arrangement Doesn’t Qualify for Tax-Free Treatment

The IRS has issued an Information Letter that explains the tax treatment of an employer who provided parking to employees in an unconventional way. In the arrangement, the employer purchased parking spots from a parking vendor and then allowed employees who wanted to use the...
Home-related in St Petersburg Florida

Saving tax with home-related deductions and exclusions

Currently, home ownership comes with many tax-saving opportunities. Consider both deductions and exclusions when you’re filing your 2016 return and tax planning for 2017: Property tax deduction. Property tax is generally fully deductible — unless you’re subject to the alternative...
Development in St Petersburg Florida

Move Your Company Forward With a Strong Employee Development Strategy

Is your employee training program strong or half-hearted? If the latter is true, that could be as bad as having no program at all, if not worse. A well-developed training program for your employees is integral to your company’s success. If you’re not focusing on...
Legal Expenses in St Petersburg Florida

The Ins and Outs of Deducting Legal Expenses

Legal expenses incurred by individuals are typically not currently deductible under the federal income tax rules. Instead, they’re most often treated as either personal outlays (which are nondeductible) or as part of the cost of acquiring an asset, such as real estate. In...
Records in St Petersburg Florida

Spring Cleaning: When Can You Purge Your Old Financial Records?

Feeling the urge to purge? April 18, 2017, is the deadline for individuals and C corporations to file their federal income tax returns for 2016 (or to file for an extension). Before you clear your filing cabinets of old financial records, however, it’s important to make...
Artwork in St Petersburg Florida

4 tips for donating artwork to charity

Individuals may want to donate artwork so it can be enjoyed by a wider audience or available for scholarly study or simply to make room for new artwork in their home. Here are four tips for donating artwork with an eye toward tax savings: Get an appraisal. Donations of artwork...
Age Discrimination in St Petersburg Florida

How to Reduce Your Workforce Without Committing Age Discrimination

As employers generally know, employees age 40 and over represent one of the “protected classes,” given special priority in employment discrimination cases. You are no doubt aware of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, not to...
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