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December 2019

Year-End Business Tax Breaks

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If you own a small business, there are a variety of moves you can make to reduce business income taxes for 2019. Here are a few, which you should discuss with a professional tax advisor:


TAKE THE ALTERNATIVE

If your business is structured as an S corporation, partnership or LLC or you have a sole entrepreneurship, you may be able to deduct up to 20% of qualified business income, subject to a variety of rules and limits. A tax professional can advise you on your individual circumstances.


NOW OR LATER

If you expect your business to earn more next year than in 2019, delay paying expenses until 2020 and accelerate income this year. If your business looks like it will earn less next year, do the opposite.


GET CREATIVE

Along these same lines, consider moving up bonuses from early 2020 to 2019 if you expect this year to be more profitable than the next.


BUY AND DEDUCT

Buy qualified business equipment, property or other assets and write off up to $1.02 million at once, instead of depreciating, in 2019. Your business may also take 100% depreciation on other assets. As always, these tax features are subject to limits and restrictions.


EAT UP

Reasonable costs of buying meals for clients are 50% deductible.


PLAN NOW

If you run a family business, the costs of hiring an attorney, valuation expert, business consultant and other professionals to plan your firm’s succession are deductible.


MAKE A SPLASH

Hire marketing and social media vendors to increase your company’s reach and influence, and deduct reasonable costs from your business income.


HAVE A PARTY

Sponsoring a holiday party for employees can bring good will and another tax deduction on your 2019 return.


GET HELP

Work with a tax professional and get a tax break on tax services, too.


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