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Higher Mileage Rate May Mean Larger Tax Deductions for Business Miles in 2019

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business increased by 3.5 cents, to the highest level since 2008. As a result, you might be able to claim a larger deduction for vehicle-related expense for 2019 than you can for 2018. Actual costs vs. mileage rate Busine... Learn more about the higher mileage rate

2019 Multifamily Property Management Fee Announcements

Bradley DeVries

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development (RD) recently released the allowable multifamily property management fees for 2019. MSHDA The maximum fees allowed by MSHDA for the 2019 calendar year are as follows: Management fee per unit - $527 Premium ... Learn More

Home Green Home: Save Tax by Saving Energy

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

“Going green” at home — whether it’s your principal residence or a second home — can reduce your tax bill in addition to your energy bill, all while helping the environment, too. The catch is that, to reap all three benefits, you need to buy and install certain types of renewable energy equipment in the home. Invest in gr... Learn More

Be Aware of the Tax Consequences Before Selling Your Home

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

In many parts of the country, summer is peak season for selling a home. If you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, you’re probably thinking about things like how quickly it will sell and how much you’ll get for it. But don’t neglect to consider the tax consequences. Home sale gain exclusion The U.S. House of Represe... Learn More

Home-Related Tax Breaks Are Valuable on 2017 Returns

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Home ownership is a key element of the American dream for many, and the U.S. tax code includes many tax breaks that help support this dream. If you own a home, you may be eligible for several valuable breaks when you file your 2017 return. But under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, your home-related breaks may not be as valuable when you file ... Learn More

Defer Tax With a Section 1031 Exchange, But New Limits Apply This Year

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

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? Sectio... Learn More

Make Sure Repairs to Tangible Property Were Actually Repairs Before You Deduct the Cost

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Repairs to tangible property, such as buildings, machinery, equipment or vehicles, can provide businesses a valuable current tax deduction — as long as the so-called repairs weren’t actually “improvements.” The costs of incidental repairs and maintenance can be immediately expensed and deducted on the current year’s income tax retu... Learn More

Three Questions to Ask Your IT Staff About Cybersecurity

Joe Malott

As a responsible party to the security of your companies data, it boils down to a simple question – when it comes to cybersecurity, how do you know that your organization is secure? Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting is providing three questions, and a little background about each topic, so you can be confident when reporting to ... Learn More

Unclaimed Property – State of Michigan Filing Requirements

Kristi Krafft-Bellsky

It’s that time of the year when the State of Michigan would like all organizations to look through their bank reconciliations to determine if there are any uncleared checks that have reached a dormancy period as of March 31, 2018, that would require reporting to the state. A general rule of thumb is that the dormancy period is one year f... Learn More

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5 Estate Planning Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

The “sandwich generation” accounts for a large segment of the population. These are people who find themselves caring for both their children and their parents at the same time. In some cases, this includes providing parents with financial support. As a result, estate planning — which traditionally focuses on providing for one’s ch...