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Solar Tax Credits Expanded and Extended

The Inflation Reduction Act that became law in August included a provision that increases, expands, and extends the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar photovoltaic systems installed on residential properties. The law restores the 30% tax credit that was previously available for systems installed prior to 2020 and is applicable to qualifying installations completed between …

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How Might the “Millionaire’s Tax” Impact You?

On November 8 voters in Massachusetts narrowly approved a constitutional amendment authorizing an additional personal income tax of 4 percent on all annual income above a $1 million threshold. While similar amendments have been proposed and voted on in prior years, this is the first time the measure has passed. Proponents estimate the new tax, …

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IRS Adjusting Tax Brackets, Deductions

With inflation continuing to pose a financial challenge American taxpayers will soon be getting some relief from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Annual inflation adjustments made by the IRS went into effect in 1985. For the 2023 tax year the IRS is increasing the standard deduction and adjusting the income limits for tax brackets. The …

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Social Security Wage Base and Earnings Test Amounts Increase in 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the “wage base” for computing Social Security tax will increase for 2023 to $160,200. This is up from $147,000 for 2022. Federal law limits the amount of earnings that are subject to the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) tax in a given year. This threshold, referred to …

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Architects and Engineers Benefit from Inflation Reduction Act

By Martin E. Prendergast Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP While the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act is making headlines for its energy and healthcare facets – along with a big ramp up in IRS muscle – there are several provisions that could benefit practitioners in the architectural and engineering fields. Here are some highlights of …

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Avoiding Nonprofit Tax Traps

If your organization has met the IRS qualifications to be considered tax-exempt, the income you receive — such as donor contributions — is exempt from federal income tax. However, it’s still possible for not-for-profits to follow the rules and experience adverse tax consequences. Here are five potential tax traps that could catch you off guard. 1. …

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Recent Startup? You Could Be Eligible for Up to $100,000 in Tax Credits

Do you have a relatively new business with less than $1 million in annual gross revenues? You may be eligible for as much as $100,000 in tax credits. Under the American Recovery Rescue Plan, a company founded or incorporated after February 15, 2020 may be classified as a “Recovery Startup Business.” These recent startups (provided …

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Preparing Form 990: Pay Attention to These Eight Items

If your not-for-profit organization operates on a calendar-year tax basis, the deadline for filing your year-end Form 990 (Form 990 EZ for certain small organizations) is May 15. Besides filing on time, you must ensure the information provided on your form is accurate. Pay particular attention to the following eight issues that commonly trip up nonprofits: …

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Mind Your Business Series Podcast: Boom or Bust? Is Buying Into Real Estate Still a Good Idea?

About the Episode: In the first episode of the Mind Your Business Series podcast, a group of key leaders in the professional services space discusses current topics and issues surrounding the real estate market, including interest rates, the pandemic’s impact on the market, what’s changed since ’07/’08, wealth transfer, and much more. Discover ways to …

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6 Common Tax Deductions for Nonprofits

Revenue generated by 501(c)(3) organizations is generally exempt from federal income tax. But in some cases, your not-for-profit may incur unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on revenue. The good news is your annual tax return may offer some relief in the form of deductions. The list isn’t as long as the “ordinary and necessary business expenses” …

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