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Paragon Accountants’ Year End Checklist

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Oct 2018

Paragon Accountants’ Year End Checklist

When it comes to getting everything squared away in your business before year end, things can get stressful. This checklist can help you collect all the items that you need before the year ends. That way when it comes to filing your individual and business tax returns, things will all go smoothly. 1099 Independent Contractors When paying contractors, one of the items that we like…

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Business Advantages in Puerto Rico

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Oct 2018

Business Advantages in Puerto Rico

It’s been said that nothing is certain, except death and taxes. While we can’t do much to lessen the certainty of the former, we may have a solution to the latter through an unlikely source: Puerto Rico. Today, an increasing number of Americans are heading off with their businesses to Puerto Rico to take advantage of the many tax benefits, all while still maintaining their…

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Tax Reform Changes To Depreciation

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Oct 2018

Tax Reform Changes To Depreciation

By now, you’ve heard of the tax rate changes, qualified business deduction, and the doubling of the standard deduction – but did you know the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act also changed some depreciation provisions? The new provisions following bonus depreciation and section 179 depreciation are what most business owners find beneficial come tax time. Read on to see how these changes impact you! Bonus…

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Charitable Donation Options After Tax Reform

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Sep 2018

Charitable Donation Options After Tax Reform

Francis Bacon once said, “With charity there is no excess” – a powerful statement that the IRS would amend to add, “but with limitations.” When it comes to charitable donations, you are allowed to deduct 50% of your charitable donations only as an itemized deduction. However, with the recent implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that a large number of…

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What You Need to Know Regarding Marijuana Industry Accounting

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Sep 2018

What You Need to Know Regarding Marijuana Industry Accounting

Marijuana’s popularity is flourishing. There’s no doubt about it. As more states legalize its medicinal or recreational use, more and more cannabis-related businesses are sprouting up. Consumers are spending more every year. Job openings in the industry continue to increase by triple digits. The industry is projected to pay billions in taxes each year. But, as a new industry tries to grow, old laws hold…

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QBI Deduction Plus High Income Equals No Problem! (Part 2 of 2)

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Aug 2018

QBI Deduction Plus High Income Equals No Problem! (Part 2 of 2)

In Part One of our article series we discussed what the QBI deduction is, which business entities it applies to, and how it is calculated. If you need a quick refresher of the QBI deduction, go ahead and read that article here. In part two of our QBI deduction series we’ll be looking more closely at how the income phaseout range will impact your allowable…

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New 20% Deduction for Business Owners! Do You Qualify? (Part 1 of 2)

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Aug 2018

New 20% Deduction for Business Owners! Do You Qualify? (Part 1 of 2)

With the recent implementation of the new tax reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has left many taxpayers in the dark concerning many new major tax provisions. One of these provisions includes the new Qualified Business Income Deduction (QBI), which provides a 20% deduction for passthrough businesses with “qualified business income”. Sounds easy enough – but there’s more to it than that with questions…

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Qualified tuition programs

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Aug 2018

Qualified tuition programs

It’s extremely worrisome to think about how Americans owe approximately $1.5 trillion in student loan debt and how that number isn’t going to stop climbing anytime soon. How can we expect our children to be excited for college when they know they’ll be in debt afterward? What steps can we do to better financially prepare our children for college? Continue reading to learn more about…

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The Three Biggest Tax Reform Myths

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Jul 2018

The Three Biggest Tax Reform Myths

While folklore and fairy tales are a rich part of human culture, myths have no place in a tax system. Since President Donald Trump’s new tax reform bill was signed into law last December, a number of myths have circulated, causing confusion, misplaced optimism and distortion of the truth. As accountants, we feel as though it is our duty to help dispel these harmful myths….

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Start Preparing For Next Year’s Tax Season

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Jun 2018

Start Preparing For Next Year’s Tax Season

So, tax season is over and you’re feeling relieved. (We were swamped, so we are too!) But this doesn’t give you a free pass to forget about taxes until next year. Now is the most opportune time for an assortment of financial planning tasks that will better prepare you for next year. These tips will not only keep you more organized, but they will help…

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