July 2, 2016
If you own a business, hiring your child for the summer may provide him or her with a great work experience and your family with a few tax breaks.
1. You can deduct the wages that you pay your child as a business expense.
2. Your child may not have to pay income tax if his or her annual income is less than the standard deduction amount, which is $6,300 for 2016.
3. Wages that you pay your child are not subject to Social Security and Medicare tax if your child is under age 18 and your business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership in which the child’s parents are the only partners.
Please consult your tax advisor for more details.
This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the business community:
According to Forbes.com, Super Bowl viewers traditionally load up on millions of pounds of less-than-healthy foods during the big game—including ribs, pulled pork, tortilla chips, nuts, popcorn and bacon—all washed down with beer (the Super Bowl beverage of choice). If you are trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat better, consider a few healthy substitutes for the traditional Super Bowl eats:
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.