Beware of Gift Card Tax Scams

There’s never an off-season when it comes to scammers and thieves who want to trick people to scam them out of money, steal their personal information, or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes. While scam attempts typically peak during tax season, taxpayers need to remain vigilant all year long. For example,…

Charitable Donation Deduction Could Lower Your Tax Bill

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted last spring, includes several temporary tax changes that help charitable organizations. One such provision allows taxpayers to deduct cash donations of up to $300 made before December 31, 2020. Designed especially for people who choose to take the standard deduction, rather than itemize. In tax-year…

Investing in Opportunity Zones: The Facts

Investing in Opportunity Zones: The Facts The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included numerous changes for businesses and individuals. One of these was the creation of the Opportunity Zones tax incentive, the purpose of which is to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities by providing tax benefits to investors. Which Communities Qualify…

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Business Owners

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Business Owners Several end-of-year tax planning strategies are available to business owners that can be used to reduce their tax liability. Let’s take a look: Deferring Income Businesses using the cash method of accounting can defer income into 2021 by delaying end-of-year invoices so that payment is not received until…

Tax Preparation vs. Tax Planning

Tax Preparation vs. Tax Planning Many people assume tax planning is the same as tax preparation, but the two are quite different. Let’s take a closer look: What is Tax Preparation? Tax preparation is the process of preparing and filing a tax return. Generally, it is a one-time event that culminates in signing your return…

Pandemic Diaries: Providing Liquidity Through Divestitures

By Michael Lovell Typically, businesses have a life cycle and transition through phases, from initial launch through maturity. The coronavirus has impacted the economy in such a manner that even industries that have traditionally been resilient to economic duress have had to react to stay afloat. But, just as a business maturing through the various…

ABIP CPAs and Advisors Announces Commitment to Global Efforts Supporting and Promoting Online Safety and Privacy for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

ABIP CPAs and Advisors Announces Commitment to Global Efforts Supporting and Promoting Online Safety and Privacy for Cybersecurity Awareness Month This year’s initiative highlights the importance of empowering individuals and organizations to better protect their part of cyberspace in an increasingly connected world October 02, 2020 — ABIP CPAs and Advisors today announced its commitment…