It’s the time of year when tax professionals are advising their clients to start thinking about tax preparation. It may seem premature – April is months away – but the advice is sound. It’s the first year that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will be in effect with many changes for individual filers. The earlier you begin prepping for your 2018 tax filing, the easier it will be for you and your tax professional to find your tax savings in the new law.
For churches, the holidays are one of the most strategic times of the year for fundraising. Donations pick up at the end of the year and are often critical to the financial well-being of the organization. In the flurry of receiving and recording these year-end donations, it is essential to manage their tax filing implications. While you are thanking donors for their generous support, make sure you include this critical filing information.
The true key to building wealth lies in building assets. Regardless of how much money you make, you can start converting your income into assets using tax strategies. The system is set up to go after income instead of wealth. The tax code offers incentives for asset building and your tax professional can advise you on the tax efficient strategies available.
As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, many small business owners are reviewing records in preparation for filing tax returns. The tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code that will apply to 2018 returns. It is important that year-end planning address these changes.
The end of the year is always a busy time for business owners. While juggling holiday planning, you also have to take care of some important business duties so you will have a successful year when the calendar flips over. Solid year-end tax planning helps you know where you stand in 2018 and how to prepare for 2019.
Investing in rental properties can help you reach your financial goals. But, being a good landlord takes practice, and no matter how much you read, there really isn’t a substitute for experience. That’s why many successful real estate investors and landlords depend on their property management companies. They say that a competent property manager can add significant value to the investment. Here are some of the benefits of skilled property management services:
The end of the year holiday season is also the giving season. Church leaders know that the holidays are one of the most strategic times of the year for fundraising. End of the year donations are critical to the financial well-being of the organization. Every non-profit ministry in the country will make appeals to the members of their church for financial support. What makes these appeals successful?
The last quarter of any year is a busy one for anyone who wants to get a jump on tax planning and preparation. With holidays and shopping competing for your attention it’s easy to lose your focus on long-range financial planning. However, for those who can set aside time to review their finances, the advantages gained are many.
At some point, every small business owner will need to make an important decision: should they use cash or accrual budgeting for their company? Businesses use both the cash basis and full accrual basis of accounting and budgeting in their operations. There are advantages and disadvantages to both of these options, and you should consider talking with an accountant to learn about how these methods will impact your business.
Any nonprofit that lacks a substantial base of operating cash can experience cash flow problems. What causes them? There are many factors unique to the nonprofit business model, such as seasonal fundraising, annual grant payments, and reimbursement-based contracts. Nonprofit leaders need knowledge of how the organization's cash flows, and what to do if it doesn't.