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From the Archives: Rental Properties and Basis Allocation

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

It's a holiday week so I'm re-posting popular blog posts from the past. This post from January 2013 deals with allocating basis in a rental property between the house and the land.

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Iowa Department of Revenue: Painfully Slow on Everything

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

Tax refunds are not the only thing the Iowa Department of Revenue is being slow with.

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Glossary: Bonus Depreciation

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Glossary, Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , , |

Bonus depreciation, in tax terms, refers to an accelerated form of depreciation available on certain types of assets.

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What I Mean When I Say “Consult an Attorney”

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , |

I don’t recommend a small business hold an attorney on retainer. But I DO recommend that a small business have a relationship with an attorney that they can call on when the need arises.

If Newly Self-Employed, Beware of Self-Employment Tax

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

Self-employment tax is the bane of existence for many sole proprietors. And it’s often a surprise to people who are new to self-employment -- they file their tax return and find out that things often turn out much differently when you’re self-employed.

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