Small Employers: Should You Jump on the MEP Bandwagon?

Small Employers: Should You Jump on the MEP Bandwagon?

Today, approximately 38 million private-sector employees in the United States lack access to a retirement savings plan through their employers. However, momentum is building in Washington, D.C., to remedy this situation by helping small employers take advantage of multiple employer defined contribution plans (MEPs). Could a MEP work for you and your workers? If the … Continued

Act now to cut your 2018 tax bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created more than 100 new tax provisions — a staggering thought as you begin to prepare for the next filing season. The good news is that these and some of the surviving provisions create a wealth of year-end planning opportunities. Choose the right approach to deductions Many taxpayers … Continued

The business meal expense deduction lives on post-TCJA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was packed with goodies for businesses, but it also seemed to eliminate the popular meal expense deduction in some situations. Now, the IRS has issued transitional guidance — while it works on proposed regulations — that confirms the deduction remains allowable in certain circumstances and clarifies when businesses … Continued

Tax Law Allows Employees to Defer Income from Equity-Based Pay

Equity-based compensation can be a great way to reward and retain valued employees, especially for companies with limited cash on hand. And the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) makes it even more advantageous by offering a new tax-favored alternative to employees who receive these awards. Under Internal Revenue Code Section 83(i), eligible employees can … Continued

IRS issues new TCJA guidance for businesses

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a new general business tax credit for certain businesses that grant their qualifying employees paid family and medical leave in 2018 and 2019. The IRS now has released Notice 2018-71, which addresses several related issues, including eligibility, types of leave covered and calculation of the credit amount. … Continued

IRS Issues Proposed Guidance on Complicated QBI Deduction Rules

The IRS has finally issued eagerly awaited regulations addressing the new deduction for up to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) from pass-through entities. The QBI deduction was a major piece of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law last December. The deduction is available to eligible owners of pass-through entities … Continued

IRS issues guidance on new bonus depreciation rules

IRS issues guidance on new bonus depreciation rules The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly expands bonus depreciation under Section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code for both regular tax and alternative minimum tax (AMT) purposes. Now, the IRS has released proposed regulations that clarify the requirements that businesses must satisfy to claim bonus … Continued

Is more tax reform on the horizon?

President Trump and Republican lawmakers currently are considering a second round of tax reform legislation as a follow-up to last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). As of this writing, there’s been no actual bill drafted. However, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) just released a broad outline or framework of … Continued

Two New Partners Named at Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP

Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP is proud to announce they have named Debbie Moran and Trey Sanders partners of the firm effective July 1, 2018. “These individuals make a positive impact on our clients, our people and our communities. They demonstrate a deep commitment to the development and growth of the firm, “said Managing Partner, Monica … Continued