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At Machen McChesney we are committed to Returning Value to you through our monthly e-newsletter, The Value Report.

Here you'll find regular tips to help with your business and personal finances, as well as strategies to grow and more efficiently run your organization.


Table of Contents

  1. ACA Relief for Premium Reimbursement Plans
  2. Export Tax Incentives for Your Business
  3. Tax Shelter in Vacation Home Rentals 
  4. How Does Your Restaurant Stack Up Against the Industry?
  5. Ups and Downs of the Section 179 Deduction

ACA Relief for Premium Reimbursement Plans

Update for the IRS Notice 2015-17

ACA_PictureEmployer reimbursement plans for small employers will be allowed through June 30, 2015 without imposition of the excise tax. Prior to the ruling, the IRS’ position was that programs that reimbursed employees for their individual purchases of health insurance constituted a ‘plan’ for purposes of the ACA, and would therefore be subject to its provisions, regardless of the size of the employer. Continue reading.


Export Tax Incentives for Your Business

Learn about IC-DISC 

If you’re the owner of a profitable operating business selling into foreign countries, and most of your production costs are in the U.S., you may have an opportunity to gain considerable tax savings. Continue reading.


Tax Shelter in Vacation Home Rentals

There is a unique tax opportunity if you rent your home out for two weeks or less during the year

Vacation_Home Whether it is a beach house, a cabin in the woods or some other place, a vacation home can be a valuable source of tax breaks, as well as rest and relaxation. For example, you can deduct property taxes along with your mortgage interest (assuming the combined acquisition debt of your main home and vacation home does not exceed $1 million). Continue reading.

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How Does Your Restaurant Stack Up Against the Industry?

foodservice-1Recently, BDO Alliance USA released their 2014 Restaurant Benchmarking Update. Compiling the operating results of publicly traded restaurant companies, this report looks at costs of sales across all segments for food and beverage. Continue reading.

 

 


 

Ups and Downs of the Section 179 Deduction

For small-business owners who frequently buy new equipment and other assets for their business activities, the new tax law enacted at the end of 2014—the Tax Increase Prevention Act (TIPA)—provides a temporary reprieve. Signed on December 19, 2014, TIPA extended a Section 179 deduction retroactive to January 1, 2014. But this provision expired—again—on December 31, 2014. As things now stand, the maximum deduction will fall precipitously in 2015 unless Congress takes further action. Continue reading.


 

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