Joan Szabo

Finance

If You Build It . . .

Are you overlooking significant deductions on new construction or major remodeling projects?
Finance

Payroll Piggy Bank?

The IRS is no pushover when it comes to payroll withholding taxes. So if you're tempted to misuse these funds, you'd better reconsider.

What a Relief!

Thanks to a recently enacted tax law, you may be able to deduct 100 percent of your equipment costs.

An Unsure Thing

Can't pay your federal tax bill? Don't count on the IRS offer-in-compromise program to help.

Watch Your Step

Think the IRS is bluffing when it says it will crack down on small-business tax abuses? Think again.
Finance

Your Loss Is Your Gain

Taking a hit during hard times isn't necessarily a lose-lose situation if you're an S corporation.
Finance

Hire Purpose

Bringing disadvantaged employees aboard has never been so rewarding--and we're not just talking about the tax credits you'll get.

SIMPLE Problems

The only way your SIMPLE plan will ever rival a 401(k) is if you get out and fight for it.

Regulations.gov Web Site Encourages Public Input

Federal rule-making site enables anyone with Internet access to read up on federal regulations and submit comments

You Need a Raise

No use paying yourself less. The IRS is cracking down on disguised dividends.
Finance

Is That New?

To prove you deserve an R&D credit, when the IRS says "Jump," you'll say "Which hoop?"

Out With the Bad, In With the Good

Forget about LIFO's poor reputation--find out how the IRS is making it better for you.

Get Your Tax Straight

All the last-minute financial secrets you'll need to get out from under some of that tax burden before 2002 comes to a close.

"I'll Huff, and I'll Puff . . ."

Hang on, little piggies! Tax auditors are getting ready to aim their big, bad breath at business tax shelters.
Finance

Do Tips Count as Income?

The IRS wrestles with restaurants over tip reporting and scores a big win.