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Don Brooks & Associates, Inc.

481 Buckland Rd

Post Office Box 605

South Windsor, CT 06074

Phone: 860-648-4002

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Tax Tips Small Business

Turning Interest Payments Into Tax Deductions

Make interest payments work for you, not against you

You can deduct business-related interest on your business return if you used the borrowed funds to purchase business supplies, equipment, services, etc. Co-mingling business and personal expenses makes it difficult to determine what amount of the interest is business versus personal. If this happens, the IRS may consider the entire amount as nondeductible personal interest and disallow the deduction. Therefore, keep all business purchases made with loans and credit cards clearly separate from your personal expenses. Use a separate credit card for your business to make it easier.

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Small Business Quick Tip

Business Credit Card

Use your credit card to buy equipment and supplies that you will need in the upcoming year. Charges on your credit card for deductible business expenses are allowed in the year you make the purchase, not in the year the charge is paid. Pay off your credit card after the beginning of the year and avoid finance charges.
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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Reduce your estate by gifting property

There are many ways to contribute to a charitable organization. You can write a check, donate property, or give of your time. If you're planning for retirement, you might want to consider making a gift of a future interest in your property by establishing a charitable remainder unitrust or annuity trust. These trusts allow you to contribute the property and retain an income stream.

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Personal Quick Tip

Making Gifts

Are you planning on making any substantial gifts? Talk to your tax preparer first. Gifts with values exceeding $14,000 must be reported to the IRS.