Entries by IslerNW

When Can You Dump Old Tax Records?

Article Highlights: General statute is 3 years Some states are longer Fraud, failure to file and other issues can extend the statute Keeping the actual return Taxpayers often question how long records must be kept and the amount of time IRS has to audit a return after it is filed. It all depends on the […]

Important Times to Seek Assistance

Article Highlights: When to seek professional assistance Examples of times where tax saving moves can be made Waiting for your regular appointment to discuss current tax-related issues can create problems or cause you to miss out on beneficial options that need to be timely exercised before year-end. Generally, you should call this office any time […]

What Every Employee Needs to Know About 401(k) Savings

Are you familiar with 401(k) retirement funds? More and more employers are offering 401(k) plans as an employee benefit, and if you have the option and are not currently taking advantage of it, it may be time to rethink your savings strategy. Not only do these popular plans offer the advantage of using pre-tax dollars […]

Summer Employment for Your Child

Article Highlights Higher Standard Deduction IRA Options Self-Employed Parent Employing Your Child Tax Benefits Summer is almost here, and your children may be looking for a summer job. The standard deduction for single individuals increased from $12,550 in 2021 to $12,950 in 2022, meaning your child can now make up to $12,950 from working without […]


Business Start-Up Expenses and How to Write Them Off

Article Highlights: $5,000 First-year Start-up and Organizational Expense Write-off Timely Filing Requirements Qualifying Start-up Expenses Trade or Business Purchase Qualifying Organizational Expenses Expense Write-off Limitations How to Make the Election Other Considerations Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID pandemic many small firms have gone out of business. However, with the help of vaccines and […]

Why Proactive Planning is More Important Than You Realize

There’s an old saying that reminds us “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Whoever coined that phrase was talking about the world of small business accounting whether they realized it or not. Financial and tax literacy aren’t just an important part of running a business. They’re literally the foundation upon which everything […]

Owe the IRS Money? How Long Do They Have to Collect?

Article Highlights: Statute of Limitations Filing Before April Due Date Filing After April Due Date Extension Amended Returns Three-year Statute Understatement Exceeds 25% No Filing or Fraud Ten-year Collection Period Tax Records State Statutes of Limitation Have you ever wondered how long the IRS has to question and assess additional tax on your tax returns?  […]

May 2022 Due Dates

May 2022 Individual Due Dates May 10 – Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during April, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than May 10. Your employer is required to withhold FICA […]

You May Qualify for a Small Business Home Office Deduction

Article Highlights: Qualifications Actual Expense Method Simplified Method Home Office Expenses for Renters vs. Homeowners Deduction Limitation How Moving Affects the Home-Office Deduction Other Issues If you are a small business owner and use part of your home for business, you may be able to take the so-called office-in-home tax deduction. This deduction reduces both […]


Tax Issues That Arise When Converting a Home into a Rental

Article Highlights: Reason for Conversion Basis Depreciation Cash Flow versus Tax Profit or Loss Passive Losses Home Gain Exclusion Other Tax Issues Becoming a Landlord With the current substantial appreciation in home values and demand for housing exceeding the available inventory, along with low home mortgage interest rates, more and more homeowners are converting their […]