10 Tax Issues To Address Before End of 2019

It hit me like a ton of bricks the other day: 2019 is almost over. With just over 100 days left in the year, it’s…

Section 1202: The little-known tax rule that could save you big money when you sell your business.

A little-known tax provision dubbed Section 1202, which we’ve covered before, is getting a lot of attention these days thanks to the Tax Cuts and…

IRS Ramping Up Enforcement of ACA

A caution to business owners to not rest too easy on the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare): The IRS seems to be suddenly intensifying efforts to…

Investing in Opportunity Zones: The Top 5 Incentives

I came across a great article this week (subscription required) in the Charlotte Business Journal that discussed the different ways the City of Charlotte is…

Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Taxation of Trusts

The Supreme Court issued a huge win for trusts last month, ruling that a trust beneficiary’s residence is not sufficient on its own for a…

Is This The End of Stretch IRAs and Profit Sharing Plans? Understanding the SECURE Act.

In a landslide vote late last month, the House of Representatives voted to approve the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act.  If…

IRS Relieves Underpayment Penalty For Tax Year 2018

Good news during tax season is welcome news, and the IRS just gave good news to taxpayers who underpaid last year. The IRS announced Friday that…

Income Taxation of Out-Of-State Trusts

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear the case of North Carolina Department of Revenue v. the Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust. The question…

Breweries and Tax Reform

North Carolina, like many states, teems with breweries — as well as brewpubs, distilleries, and other manufacturers. It’s a booming industry nationwide and one that…

Bonus Depreciation, safe-harbor rules issued for vehicles (and 4 other tax provisions business owners need to know about using their cars for work)

The IRS has recently provided a safe-harbor method to determine depreciation deductions for passenger automobiles that qualify for the 100% additional first-year depreciation deduction and…