Understanding Deductible Expenses After PPP Loan Forgiveness

If you received a forgiven loan as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), it’s important to understand how this may affect your 2020 taxes, particularly your deductions. The IRS recently released Revenue Ruling (Rev. Rul.) 2020-27 that definitively rules on the issue, and our small business CPAs are outlining what this rule means for […]

Are Receipts Enough to Prove Tax Deductions?

When you are doing your taxes, you probably have a folder of receipts or a digital drive of scanned copies, a log for travel mileage, and other ways to prove your expenses. Most tax payers assume receipts and a log is enough to prove your expenses, but often, the issue is more complicated. To help […]

Tax Guide on Home Office Deduction

If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for a home office. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are working from home, so this information is relevant for the 2020 tax year. The IRS has specific rules to qualify for home office  deduction and […]

5 Tips for Retirement and Good Living

Most of us dream of retirement – a time of your life when your hard work pays off and you can leave the rat race behind for a time of peaceful leisure. In order to have that dream retirement, you have to be prepared financially so you’re not thrown into financial stress or having to […]

How to Maintain the Bookkeeping for Your Small Business

Running a small business means you’re taking on dozens of roles just to keep up with daily operations. Too often, things that aren’t immediately necessary get pushed to the side and forgotten, and this usually includes your bookkeeping. Then, when you need to track down financial information or you hit a slow period with your […]

Americans Receiving Unemployment Benefits May Owe the IRS

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of people to be out of work and seek unemployment benefits to assist during this extremely difficult time. Jobless benefits have been critical in keeping people afloat. But, as tax preparers, we are concerned that many recipients of these benefits may not be aware that this money is considered […]

IRS Announces “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2020

It’s unfortunate but criminals use crises as the time to increase their attempts to scam the unsuspecting and vulnerable. Any national crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, creates an atmosphere of fear, making people more susceptible to scams. Criminals use this time to get personal financial information and steal your money.  The IRS has announced […]

COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Information in North Carolina

As COVID-19 continues to spread through North Carolina, keeping people indoors and keeping your business closed or at reduced functionality, you may be having to lay people off or even close your doors. To help you navigate how unemployment insurance is affected by COVID-19 and what it means for your business, our CPAs in Raleigh […]

How Long Should You Keep Tax Returns and Business Records?

You know it’s important to hang on to your tax returns, receipts, and financial paperwork, but you also know there has to be a point when you can finally clean out your file cabinet. Is it safe to go ahead and throw out the tax returns from 2012 or should you keep them for a […]