by Jim Wagoner, CPA | Partner, Director of Tax Services Storms, floods, car accidents, and thefts happen, and more often than not, insurance does not cover the total amount of the stolen or damaged property. As a result, the government allows a taxpayer a casualty or theft deduction on the individual’s income tax return in […]
Month: February 2010
By Dana Hunsinger, Indy Star Reporter As an accountant, Marie Jett has been able to figure one thing for sure: Work is her life right now. She’s clocking 70-hour weeks, leaving the office at 10:30 p.m. some nights and logging time on the weekends. It’s tax season crunch time, and that has Jett and the […]
by Tim Ayler, CPA | Partner, Director of the Construction Services Group No matter what your upbringing, there is a good chance you have heard the story of Noah and the ark. While the events happened a long time ago, it is relevant in today’s construction economy. How? Because Noah believed it was going to […]
Effective January 14, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) has established a final safe harbor rule as to what constitutes a timely deposit of participant contributions to small employee benefit plans (those with fewer than 100 participants). To be considered timely, employee contributions, including plan loan repayments, must be made to the plan by no later than the seventh (7th) business day following the time the employee could have otherwise received cash.
Several organizations have started relief efforts to help with the citizens of Haiti. If you are donating to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti, you may be able to claim those donations on your 2009 tax return.
Many business tax breaks expired at the end of 2009. Unless Congress retroactively revived them, all of the following business tax breaks will not be available this year because they expired at the end of 2009.