Coronavirus Office Protocols

March 24, 2020

As we are navigating our way through the upcoming days and weeks of Coronavirus, we are making strides at Berkman, Jorgensen, Masters & Stafman to keep our facility safe for our clients and staff; therefore, we have implemented the following procedures: Our office is open, but entrance doors are locked. Appointments will be by phone […]

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Business website costs: How to handle them for tax purposes

October 21, 2020

The business use of websites is widespread. But surprisingly, the IRS hasn’t yet issued formal guidance on when Internet website costs can be deducted. Fortunately, established rules that generally apply to the deductibility of business costs, and IRS guidance that applies to software costs, provide business taxpayers launching a website with some guidance as to […]

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Defer tax with a Section 1031 exchange, but new limits apply this year

August 28, 2017

Normally when appreciated business assets such as real estate are sold, tax is owed on the appreciation. But there’s a way to defer this tax: a Section 1031 “like kind” exchange. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduces the types of property eligible for this favorable tax treatment. What is a like-kind exchange?Section […]

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New law clears the way for small businesses to offer standalone HRAs

December 21, 2016

When President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act on December 13, 2016, most of the media coverage focused on the provisions related to medical innovation. But the law also includes some good news for small businesses that have been prohibited in recent years from providing their employees with Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). […]

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Looking for a retirement plan for your business? Here’s one SIMPLE option

September 7, 2016

Has your small business procrastinated in setting up a retirement plan? You might want to take a look at a SIMPLE IRA. SIMPLE stands for “savings incentive match plan for employees.” If you decide you’re interested in a SIMPLE IRA, you must establish it by no later than October 1 of the year for which […]

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