Posts Tagged "Tax"

Lend to family in a tax-friendly way

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Lending money to family members can be tricky sometimes – especially when it comes to taxes. The best way to avoid tax problems is to charge interest on your family loan (because the IRS will tax you for it!), or know the interest-free exceptions. You can gift money to your relatives under the gift tax exemption of $14,000 ($15,000 in 2018), or you can ensure the loan is under $10,000 and won’t be used to purchase income-producing property. Call us for details. Gilliland & Associates, PC is a full-service CPA firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and businesses in the Northern Virginia area. We are based in Falls Church, VA and also service clients in McLean and Tysons Corner, VA. Gilliland & Associates is known for our superior knowledge and aggressive interpretation and application of tax laws. We help you keep more of your earnings by finding you the lowest possible tax on your business or personal tax return. You can connect with us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and...

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Using retirement funds to build a home?

Posted on Dec 4, 2017

If you’re considering using funds from your retirement plan to build a home, understand the tax rules. You may use up to $10,000 of your IRA per person to purchase a first home and avoid paying the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty. If these same funds are pulled out of a 401(k) plan you could be subject to an additional federal tax of up to $1,000. Roll the funds to a traditional IRA first and save the tax. Contact our office if you have questions about tax penalties and your retirement plan. Gilliland & Associates, PC is a full-service CPA firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and businesses in the Northern Virginia area. We are based in Falls Church, VA and also service clients in McLean and Tysons Corner, VA. Gilliland & Associates is known for our superior knowledge and aggressive interpretation and application of tax laws. We help you keep more of your earnings by finding you the lowest possible tax on your business or personal tax return. You can connect with us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and...

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Gather the right info for tax season

Posted on Dec 1, 2017

It’s time to review your documentation to secure tax deductions, credits or other tax benefits. Examples of tax breaks that require meticulous recordkeeping include charitable donations, travel and entertainment expenses, vehicle mileage and business use of your home. You may also want to retain bank statements to substantiate estimated tax payments and expenses that you can claim as itemized deductions. Gilliland & Associates, PC is a full-service CPA firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and businesses in the Northern Virginia area. We are based in Falls Church, VA and also service clients in McLean and Tysons Corner, VA. Gilliland & Associates is known for our superior knowledge and aggressive interpretation and application of tax laws. We help you keep more of your earnings by finding you the lowest possible tax on your business or personal tax return. You can connect with us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and...

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2018 IRS identity theft protection

Posted on Nov 27, 2017

In an ongoing effort to fight identity theft, the IRS announced it will incorporate a new verification code box on all official Forms W-2 in 2018. Taxpayers preparing their own returns and tax professionals will be asked to include a 16-digit code. This extra authentication step is just one of many new protections the IRS has created for the upcoming filing season. Gilliland & Associates, PC is a full-service CPA firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and businesses in the Northern Virginia area. We are based in Falls Church, VA and also service clients in McLean and Tysons Corner, VA. Gilliland & Associates is known for our superior knowledge and aggressive interpretation and application of tax laws. We help you keep more of your earnings by finding you the lowest possible tax on your business or personal tax return. You can connect with us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and...

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Donating to a charity? Do this

Posted on Nov 17, 2017

If you plan on donating to a charity, take steps to ensure it’s tax-deductible. First, check to see if the organization you’d like to donate to is qualified and registered with the IRS. You can do this by visiting the IRS website, or calling (877) 829-5500. You’ll also need to collect receipts to file with your tax return, and get an independent appraisal for noncash donations greater than $5,000. Remember, contributions are deductible in the year they are made. Donations must be made by Dec. 31 to be deductible in 2017. Gilliland & Associates, PC is a full-service CPA firm specializing in tax planning for individuals and businesses in the Northern Virginia area. We are based in Falls Church, VA and also service clients in McLean and Tysons Corner, VA. Gilliland & Associates is known for our superior knowledge and aggressive interpretation and application of tax laws. We help you keep more of your earnings by finding you the lowest possible tax on your business or personal tax return. You can connect with us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and...

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