brandttax.com RSS Feed http://brandttax.com/ Take a look at our recent blog posts and client newsletter articles. en-us Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Succession Planning: Strategies for Leaving a Business http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#4 There are four ways to leave your business. Which one is right for you? Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#4 Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#1 Small employer HRAs allow small businesses without group health plans to set aside money, tax-free, for employees to use toward medical expenses--including the cost of buying health insurance. Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#1 October 1 Deadline for Establishing SIMPLE IRA Plans http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#2 October 1 is the deadline for most small business owners to establish a SIMPLE IRA Plan. Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#2 Five Ways to Minimize your Tax Liability http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#5 If you're looking to save money on your taxes this year, consider using one or more of these tax-saving strategies to reduce your income, lower your tax bracket and minimize your tax bill. Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#5 2018 Inflation Adjustments Updated under Tax Reform http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#3 Inflation adjustments for 2018 have been updated to reflect legislation passed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and are used by taxpayers to file their returns in 2019. Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#3 Understanding the Net Investment Income Tax http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#3 While the Net Investment Income Tax tends to affect wealthier individuals most often, don't be fooled. In certain circumstances, it can also affect moderate-income taxpayers too. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#3 Small Business Financing: Securing a Loan http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#2 Whether you need money for startup costs or expanding your business, understanding what a bank wants and how to prepare for it can mean the difference between securing financing you need or having to scrape together cash from other sources. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#2 Safeguarding Financial Records http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#1 Natural disasters such as hurricanes are more common in summer, but tornadoes, floods, and fires can strike at any time. Learn how to make your financial recovery easier by keeping your tax and financial records safe. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#1 Retirement Saving Tips http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#5 Though it's never too late to start, the sooner you begin saving for retirement, the more time your money has to grow. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#5 Managing Cash Flow is Key to Business Success http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#4 Cash flow is the lifeblood of every small business, but many business owners underestimate just how vital managing cash flow is to their business's success. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.brandttax.com/newsletter.php#4 Important Tax Changes for 2018 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=15 There are many changes in 2018 that affect individual taxpayers. These tables will reflect the increases in standard deduction, modifications to tax rates and brackets, and repeal of personal exemptions. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=15 Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=14 2018 standard mileage rates are changing. Know the rates now so you're prepared to file your taxes! Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0500 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=14 Extended Due Dates for Health Coverage Forms http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=13 The due date to provide 2017 health coverage information forms in 2018 has been extended by 30 days. Employers now have until March 2, 2018 to provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C. As a result of this extension, some individuals may not receive their Forms 1095-B or 1095-C in time to file their 2017 individual income tax return. Learn More... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=13 Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Season http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=12 Stressing out about taxes can often cause people to keep pushing them off, making the problem even harder to deal with by the time they get around to doing taxes. Here are our six tips for a stress-free tax season. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=12 Hiring Best Practices http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=10 You've found the right candidate. Now ensure you file the right paperwork! Virginia, DC and Maryland's premier hiring best practices consultants. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=10 Choosing the Correct Tax Filing Status http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=9 It's important to use the right filing status when you file your tax return because the filing status you choose can affect the amount of tax you owe for the year. It may even determine if you must file a tax return. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=9 Welcome to "Adulting"! http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=8 Nothing quite like filing your own taxes for the first time. Welcome to "Adulting"! Getting prepared ahead of time can cut down on stress and confusion and make the best decisions for your financial situation. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=8 Never Miss These Tax Breaks for Individuals http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=7 Confused about which credits and deductions you can claim on your 2016 individual tax return? Here are six (6) tax breaks that you won't want to overlook. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=7 2016 Health Coverage Exemption - What You Need To Know http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=6 With the 2017 tax filing season in full swing, now is the time to think about how the health care law affects your taxes. Learn the criteria for Form 8965. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=6 Five (5) Tax Breaks That Expired Last Year http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=5 Many tax provisions were made permanent with the passage of the PATH Act in late 2015, but more than 36 others expired at the end of 2016. Here are the five (5) that are most likely to affect taxpayers like you. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=5 Seven 2017 IRS Tax Scams To Watch Out For http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=4 With the rush to file taxes, many are out there to scam you. Here are Brandt & Associates Seven IRS Tax Scams to watch out for in 2017. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=4 Should You File a Tax Return in 2016? http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=3 Most people file a tax return because they have to. Even if you don't, there are times when you should because you might be eligible for a tax refund. The six tax tips below should help you determine whether you're one of them. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=3 Tips On Paying Taxes For Household Help http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=2 If you employ someone to work for you around your house, it is important to consider the tax implications of this arrangement. Read Brandt Tax's Tips on Household Help Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=2 Seven Tax Tips For Older Americans http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=1 Older Americans want to save money on their taxes. If you are age 50 or older, here are seven (7) tax tips that could help you save money this tax season. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0600 http://brandttax.com/blog.php?id=1