Work Opportunity Tax Credit saves employers tax dollars
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is available to employers who hire individuals from one of eleven targeted groups. Recent legislation extended the credit through December 31, 2013. To take the credit, the employee(s) you hire must be from one of the following targeted groups:
|The Social Security wage base increases to $118,500 in 2016. This means that you are no longer required to withhold social security tax for employees after meeting this threshold. However, you are required to withhold Medicare taxes regardless of the amount of wages paid.|
Don't miss out on deductions you are allowed to take
Unreimbursed employee business expenses are allowed as a miscellaneous itemized deduction provided they exceed two percent of your adjusted gross income when combined with all your other miscellaneous expenses.
|Go to your tax appointment well organized. Have all your income statements such as W-2s and 1099s separate from your expenses. Make sure you have all the proper social security numbers for dependents, as well as their names as they appear on their social security card. Careful organization will save you time come tax season.|