New Family Leave Credit for Businesses – By Kelly J. Bullis

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As an employer, don’t you just grind your teeth when an employee calls in sick and you suspect that they are just out skiing or doing something fun while using being sick as an excuse to get out of work? Are you one of those many generous employers who actually pays “Sick Leave,” even to the “Hooky From Work” folks? …

Do You Itemize Your Deductions Or Not? – By Kelly J. Bullis , CPA

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How many times have you heard somebody tell you, “You need some tax deductions.” ? You know? Mortgage. Charity. Extra Sales Tax on large purchases. Auto Registrations. Property Taxes. Medical Expenses. Stock Broker Fees. Investment Interest Expense. Employee Business Expenses. Etc. Well, the new Trump Tax Law (Officially known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” or TCJA for short), …

A Once in a Life-Time Opportunity – By Kelly J. Bullis, CPA

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Having now lived over 60 years on this good earth, aside from college, all of them in Carson City/Douglas County, I have never seen such a perfect storm of broad economic growth for a long period like we are now all facing. The infrastructure challenges, such as roads, highways, water, sewer, broadband, schools, shopping, medical care, etc. alone are daunting. …

Computing New Tax Law Business Deductions – By Kelly J. Bullis

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The New Tax Law officially known as “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” has a section in there for non-C Corporations to deduct up to 20% of their “qualified business income.” In the CPA universe, we are now affectionately referring to that as the “Section 199A deduction.” In my simple world, there would be one tax rate applied to …

To Be or Not To Be In Business in 2018 – By Kelly J. Bullis

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Once in a long while, there is one of those perfect convergences of all the right ingredients for an explosive business opportunity environment. We’re in one now! Interest Rates are still low; Real Estate is still quite affordable; People are moving into Western Nevada at a faster and faster rate; The Tahoe Reno Industrial Center is booming; We finally have …

Tax Reform Update – By Kelly J. Bullis

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As I have said before, getting Congress to work together to come up with real Tax Reform is about as easy as herding cats! Believe it or not, the “cats” (fat-cats in Congress) are actually starting to line up and head in the same direction. Amazing! So what are we looking at right now. Eliminate the Estate Tax, but keep …