Tax Warrior Chronicles

The New Economics of Meals & Entertainment Expenses

Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2022

By: Patrick Richardson


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 created new, but temporary, deduction limits for meal expenses for the 2021 and 2022 tax years. Meals are treated as costs of furthering business development, which, of course, changes the economics of the expense. Let’s take a closer look…

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Does Your Company Qualify for the Federal R&D Credit?

Posted on Fri, Jan 21, 2022

By: Michael Donahue, CPA, MT, CFP


As we close the books for the 2021 year, there is no need to close the door on tax planning strategies for that year. The Federal Research and Development (R&D) Credit is available to reduce your tax liability for the years 2018 to 2021. New IRS guidance, and a few more requirements in some cases, may provide tax credit for your enterprise’s research and development activities.

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Tax Help Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Posted on Mon, May 01, 2017

By: Lauren O'Byrne, CPA


As average life expectancies rise, and more and more American couples both work outside of the home,  the costs related to the care for elderly parents is a significant factor in the family budget.  The Internal Revenue Code provides some tax relief…at least it does for now. Here are some benefits to consider.

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Rehab Your Tax Return: 10-20% Tax Credit for “Old” Building Renovations

Posted on Tue, Apr 04, 2017

By: Sean P. Kelly and Chris Catarino, CPA


If you are renovating an older property or looking for a tax-efficient real estate development project, the Rehabilitation Tax Credit may be a lucrative opportunity. Qualifying rehabilitation projects receive a credit for 20% of rehabilitation costs for certified historical structures or 10% of rehabilitation costs for buildings placed in service before 1936.This dollar-for-dollar tax credit can reduce out-of-pocket renovation costs and significantly improve return on investment. Questions abound, and The Tax Warriors® have the answers.

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The Taxation of the “Uber” Economy

Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2017

By: Stephanie Otake, CPA


Making extra cash with Uber or Lyft has become a popular pastime, but make sure you consider the tax implications that come with it.  In this blog post, we’ll pose and answer common questions of those taking part in the so-called “sharing economy.”

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Tax Court Holds Artist/Art Professor Not Snared by Hobby Loss Rules

Posted on Thu, Oct 23, 2014


Recently, we published a blog on hobbies as a taxable activity. Less than two weeks after that post, the Tax Court issued a holding in a case that dealt directly with a hobby-turned-profitable activity. In this post, The Tax Warriors® explain the case and its intricacies.

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