September 18, 2012
Unless Congress acts prior to year end - most of the tax rate reductions and exemptions enacted since the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 will expire. Consider the following examples of the changes that will occur at year-end if Congress takes no action.
In addition to expiring tax provisions, as a result of passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, the Medicare tax rate will change. For example, the Medicare tax rate on earned income exceeding $200,000 ($250,000 for couples filing a joint income tax return) will increase from 1.45% to 2.35%. In addition, net investment income will generally be subject to a 3.8% additional tax to the extent AGI exceeds $200,000 ($250,000 for couples filing a joint tax return) effective January 1, 2013.
This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the business community:
According to Forbes.com, Super Bowl viewers traditionally load up on millions of pounds of less-than-healthy foods during the big game—including ribs, pulled pork, tortilla chips, nuts, popcorn and bacon—all washed down with beer (the Super Bowl beverage of choice). If you are trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat better, consider a few healthy substitutes for the traditional Super Bowl eats:
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.