If you're looking for excellent service and a people-friendly approach, then you've come to the right place. At Don Brooks & Associates Inc, our ultimate goal is to serve you and make your experience a pleasant one, and our team will stop at nothing to ensure that you come away more than satisfied.
We offer complete bookkeeping services for small businesses.
Monthly, quarterly and year-end Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Statements are prepared accurately and timely for a broad range of small business clients.
We offer several types of Life Insurance products and Annuities.
Tax returns and filing instructions have been prepared for 1000's of individual clients each year.
A variety of small business tax returns are prepared each year.
Which is better - deducting the standard mileage rate or actual expenses?
With the fluctuating cost of gas, it might be a good idea to revisit which tax deduction is the most beneficial - claiming 54.5 cents per mile (2018) 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.Read more ...
|The optional standard mileage rate for the business use of an automobile is 54 cents per mile in 2016.|
Your motor home or boat could yield a deduction
If you own a boat or motor home that is fully equipped with kitchen and sanitary facilities and you use it as a "second" home, the interest you pay on it is probably deductible on your tax return. Although a fishing boat without facilities won't qualify, most motor homes and campers do. If you're looking to buy a boat that doesn't qualify as a second home, you may want to consider paying for it with a home equity loan. That way, the interest is generally deductible. As with most tax rules, there are exceptions and limits so check with a tax expert before you sign on the dotted line.
|Military personnel may elect to treat combat pay that is excluded from gross income as earned income in determining both eligibility for the earned income tax credit and the amount of that credit.|