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Payroll Tax Rates and Contribution Limits for 2024

  

Below are federal payroll tax rates and benefits contribution limits for 2024. Social Security tax In 2024, the Social Security tax rate is 6.2 percent for employers and employees, unchanged from 2023. The Social Security wage base is $168,600 for employers and employees, increasing from $160,200 in 2023. Self-employed people must pay 12.4 percent on the first $168,600. Medicare…

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The 1099 Story: Which Version Should You Be Using?

  

As each calendar year draws to a close, many businesses have to think about their tax filing responsibilities. It can be confusing to figure out which forms to send out, especially as the IRS made some changes to its venerable Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Information, a few years ago and assigned some of its former responsibilities…

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Reminder – Income from Short-Term Rentals is Taxable in Arizona

  

Many property owners in Arizona offer short-term residential rentals–lodging rental stays for less than 30 days—especially in the winter. Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds property owners that the income from short-term rental stays is subject to Arizona transaction privilege tax (TPT). From ADOR: “If a property owner is only renting their residence for an…

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January 2024 Newsletter

December 22, 2023

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Less Than Two Weeks to Renew Transaction Privilege Tax License

December 22, 2023

You have likely received notices from Arizona Department of Revenue and the City of Tucson that it is time to renew your TPT license. License renewals apply and are valid for one calendar year, January 1 to December 31. All licenses must be renewed by December 31 of the current year to apply to the…

IRS Changes Mileage Rates for New Year

December 22, 2023

According to an IRS statement, starting in 2024, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 67 cents per mile driven for business use, up 1.5 cents from 2023. 21 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the…

Year-End Tax Readiness: A Checklist for Businesses

December 22, 2023

Now is a good time to begin preparing to file your business taxes for 2023. Accurate and organized financial statements will make that process easier and help ensure you optimize deductions. As you review your various statements, you will also get insights into planning for the upcoming year. The following is a list of key financial…

Arizona Tax Credits for Individuals – 2023

December 22, 2023

The 2023 Arizona Tax Credit programs for individuals allow you to make a positive charitable impact while receiving a credit that reduces your Arizona income tax liability dollar for dollar. Many people like the tax credit because it allows them to keep their tax dollars in the local community. Below are some of the most…

Budgeting For Small Businesses

November 28, 2023

In this first in a series of three articles, we share information for small business owners about budgeting and how the right platform can help. R&A CPAs recommends QuickBooks Online to most clients, though we also work with QuickBooks’s desktop version. In this series of three articles, we focus on QuickBooks Online. We hope you…

Arizona One-Time General Welfare Rebate

November 28, 2023

The Arizona Department of Revenue (DOR) will be issuing a one-time individual income tax general welfare rebate, entitled the Arizona Families Tax Rebate to Arizona taxpayers who meet the following requirements:     filed a full-year resident tax return for tax year 2021 and     claimed a dependent tax credit on the tax return…

IRS Announces 401(k) and IRA Limits for New Year

November 28, 2023

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2024 has increased to $23,000, up from $22,500 for 2023. That’s just the beginning: The IRS also has issued technical guidance regarding all the cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items. Highlights of…

December 2023 Newsletter

November 27, 2023

In its usual late-year announcement, the IRS has presented the retirement plan limits and other adjustments for the new year.