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Despite its name, the “kiddie tax” is far from child’s play. And a change made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) puts some adult teeth into the tax. Now, children with unearned income may find themselves in a tax bracket higher than that of their parents. At the same time, the TCJA creates […]
Does it affect your business? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced a variety of tax benefits for businesses. Among other things, it slashed corporate income tax rates, temporarily reduced individual rates and established a new 20% deduction for certain pass-through income. At the same time, the act placed limits on several tax breaks, […]
– Reasons to Outsource Accounting – A 2018 survey conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners found that internal control weaknesses were responsible for nearly half of frauds. Small organizations (less than 100 employees) experienced the greatest percentage of fraud and suffered the largest median loss when compared to larger organizations. This could be due to […]
Avoid these common mistakes For 2019, the lifetime gift and estate tax exemption has reached a whopping $11.40 million ($22.80 million for married couples). As a result, few people will be subject to federal gift taxes. If your wealth is well within the exemption amount, does that mean there’s no need to file gift tax […]
One downside of contributing to a traditional IRA is that, once you reach age 70½, you must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) — and pay taxes on those distributions — whether you need the money or not. But if you’re charitably inclined, you can use a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to avoid taxes on […]
In a small or growing business, you most likely wear many hats. You’re the leader, you’re the HR department, you could be the entire sales team and you may also be managing the books. A study done by Wasp Barcode stated that the top accounting challenges facing small businesses today are: Accounts Receivable, Cash Flow, […]
CLEVELAND, OH – August 28th, 2019 Hobe & Lucas CPAs, a full-service accounting and business consulting firm serving clients since 1978, adds Aaron Cook, CPA as Director of their construction practice area. This addition follows their most recent acquisition of Flask, Kusak and Company earlier this year and prepares them for new growth initiatives moving […]
The Wayfair case was decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2018 (South Dakota v. Wayfair). It has largely changed the landscape for sales and use tax, not only in South Dakota, but across the country. Wayfair has established a standard of what is called economic nexus. Prior to the Wayfair case, the standard for being required to collect […]
Employee health and welfare benefit plans are established to provide medical, sickness, accident, disability, and many other benefits to employees or former employees and their dependents and beneficiaries. Plans with more than 100 participants on the first day of the plan year must file Form 5500 each year whether funded or unfunded. A funded plan […]
Hobe & Lucas Certified Public Accountants, Inc. is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm dedicated to providing clients with exceptional value. As one of the largest independent accounting firms in Northeast Ohio, we offer a broad portfolio of services and possess extensive expertise in a wide range of industries and specialty practices.
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