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Optimizing Cash Withdrawals from Your C Corporation

C corporation owners often need to withdraw cash from the business, whether to cover personal expenses or protect excess cash from creditors. While paying dividends is one way to take money out, it has some significant downsides. Fortunately, there are other tax-efficient methods available. Here’s what you need to know:

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Understanding the IRS Aircraft Usage Audit Initiative: A Guide for Business Owners

The IRS has recently unveiled a new initiative focusing on auditing aircraft usage by corporations, large partnerships, and high-net-worth individuals as part of their heightened enforcement efforts. This initiative scrutinizes allocations between business and personal use, potentially impacting deductions, depreciation, and taxation regulations. This guide is designed to equip business owners with the knowledge and preparation needed to effectively navigate the complexities of the IRS’s aircraft usage audit initiative.

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Make the Most of the General Business Credit

Tax credits are far more valuable than tax deductions. Unlike a deduction, which reduces a business’s taxable income, a credit reduces the business’s tax liability dollar for dollar. Tax credits aren’t unlimited, however. For businesses, the aggregate value of tax credits may be limited by the general business credit (GBC), found in Internal Revenue Code Section 38. Taxpayers should familiarize themselves with the GBC so they can understand the value of their business credits and identify tax-saving opportunities.

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Spotlight on Transfer Pricing Rules for International Businesses

If your business is expanding its geographical footprint beyond state or U.S. borders, it’s important to understand the transfer pricing rules. In a nutshell, transfer pricing refers to cross-border pricing arrangements for transactions between related companies (including parent and subsidiary or brother-sister companies with a common parent) in different jurisdictions.

Typically, these transactions involve charges for goods, services or intellectual property (such as licensing arrangements) transferred from one company to its affiliate. Because these arrangements can be highly susceptible to manipulation to minimize a business’s tax liability, taxation authorities around the world are becoming stricter in regulating them.

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SECURE 2.0 Changes that Become Effective in 2024

The earned income credit (EIC) has The SECURE 2.0 Act, enacted late in 2022, creates new tax-saving opportunities for retirement savers — in some cases, with assistance from employers. Several provisions already kicked in during 2023, while others have made their debut in 2024 or will become effective in the future. Here’s an overview of the key changes taking effect this year.

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Does Your Buy-Sell Agreement Need Updating?

The earned income credit (EIC) has been around for years. But it’s never been worth as much as it will be for 2021 under the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Some favorable changes are only for the 2021 tax year, while others are permanent.

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