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 ...
|If you are disposing of property used in your business, you may want to consider a like-kind exchange to defer the taxable gain on the sale.|
Know the rules before claiming a dependent
If you are a divorced or separated parent, the rules for determining which one of you can claim the children as dependents is confusing at best. A few years ago, the IRS created rules that provided a uniform definition of a child for purposes of claiming certain tax benefits such as the head of household filing status, the child tax credit, the dependent care credit, arid the earned income tax credit.
|The optional sales tax deduction has been extended for the 2016 tax year. This means you can elect to deduct your state sales tax in lieu of your state income tax when you itemize deductions.|