CPA-HQ Articles and Podcasts

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Website deductible

Which Business Website Costs Are Deductible?

Every business needs a website, but it’s not always easy to determine which costs of running one are deductible. Fortunately, ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
IRS Business Industry

Want to Find Out What IRS Auditors Know About Your Business Industry?

In order to prepare for a business audit, an IRS examiner generally does research about the specific industry and issues ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Estate Planning

The Current State of Estate Planning

Because of the current estate tax exemption amount ($11.7 million in 2021), many estates no longer need to be concerned ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Pass-Through Deduction

10 Facts About the Pass-Through Deduction for Qualified Business Income

Are you eligible to take the deduction for qualified business income (QBI)? Here are 10 facts about this valuable tax ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Business Tax Planning

Podcast: Business Tax Planning in 2021

Last week we talked about tax planning for individuals based on the potential changes in Washington. Today I want to ...
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/ / Business, Podcast
Tax Planning in 2021

Podcast: Tax Planning in 2021

As we move into the 4th quarter now is the time to begin to look at tax planning for 2021 ...
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/ / Business, Podcast
Marital Balance Sheet

Compiling a Marital Balance Sheet in Divorce

Divorce is difficult for almost everyone. Being organized can help facilitate the process. A financial expert can help you with ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Investment Portfolio

Stress Testing Your Investment Portfolio

Many banks conduct regular “stress” tests to predict the impact of adverse external events on their earnings, capital and loan ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
guaranteeing a loan

Possible Tax Consequences of Guaranteeing a Loan to Your Corporation

What if you decide to, or are asked to, guarantee a loan to your corporation? Before agreeing to act as ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax
Corporate Expenses

The Deductibility of Corporate Expenses Covered by Officers or Shareholders

Do you play a major role in a closely held corporation and sometimes spend money on corporate expenses personally? These ...
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/ / Articles, Business, Tax