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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

Automobile Expenses

Which is better - deducting the standard mileage rate or actual expenses?

With the increasing cost of gas, it might be a good idea to revisit which tax deduction is the most beneficial - claiming 56 cents per mile or your actual vehicle expenses. Claiming the standard mileage rate is easier. All you have to do is keep track of your business miles and multiply them by the current rate. In addition to the standard mileage rate, you may also deduct the costs for parking and tolls. Plus, if you are self-employed, you can deduct the interest paid on your car loan.

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Small Business Quick Tip

Personal Assets to a Business

If you have contributed personal assets, such as a computer or vehicle to your business, the lower of the fair market value or your cost basis of these assets qualifies as a business deduction, subject to depreciation limitations, beginning with the date of conversion.
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Saving for Your Retirement

Certain taxpayers are eligible for a tax credit

If your adjusted gross income is less than $50,000, you may be eligible for a nonrefundable credit against your income tax for elective contributions you make to §401 (k) plans, Read more...

Personal Quick Tip

Summer Day Camp

 

Along with the lazy, hazy days of summer come some extra expenses, including summer day camp. But, the IRS has some good news for parents: those added expenses may help you qualify for a tax credit.

Many parents who work or are looking for work must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age during the school vacation. The Child and Dependent Care Credit is available for expenses incurred during the summer and throughout the rest of the year.