Make interest payments work for you, not against you
You can deduct business-related interest on your business return if you used the borrowed funds to purchase business supplies, equipment, services, etc. Co-mingling business and personal expenses makes it difficult to determine what amount of the interest is business versus personal. If this happens, the IRS may consider the entire amount as nondeductible personal interest and disallow the deduction. Therefore, keep all business purchases made with loans and credit cards clearly separate from your personal expenses. Use a separate credit card for your business to make it easier.Read more ...
|Instead of deducting the actual expenses for the business use of your vehicle, opt for the standard mileage rate. In 2016, you can deduct 54 cents for each business mile you drive.|
Certain taxpayers are eligible for a tax credit
If your adjusted gross income is less than $50,000, you may be eligible for a nonrefundable credit against your income tax for elective contributions you make to §401 (k) plans,
|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.|