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The Business Meal Expense Deduction Lives On Post-TCJA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was packed with goodies for businesses, but it also seemed to eliminate the popular meal expense deduction in some situations. Now, the IRS has issued transitional guidance — while it works on proposed regulations — that confirms the deduction remains allowable in certain circumstances and clarifies when businesses […]

Charitable IRA Rollovers May Be Especially Beneficial in 2018

If you’re age 70½ or older, you can make direct contributions — up to $100,000 annually — from your IRA to qualified charitable organizations without owing any income tax on the distributions. This break may be especially beneficial now because of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes that affect who can benefit from the […]

IRS Issues New TCJA Guidance for Businesses

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a new general business tax credit for certain businesses that grant their qualifying employees paid family and medical leave in 2018 and 2019. The IRS now has released Notice 2018-71, which addresses several related issues, including eligibility, types of leave covered and calculation of the credit amount. […]

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Anderson ZurMuehlen’s Newest Shareholder is Chad Miller

Chad Miller, CPA, CVA, is a new shareholder who has practiced in public accounting for 20 years providing tax, valuation and advisory services to small and large businesses and their owners. Chad has extensive knowledge in financial and tax projects, entity selection, transactional analysis, strategic and annual planning, financial and cash flow analysis, and business […]

Meet Anderson ZurMuehlen’s New Director of Business Development & Marketing

Ali Mandell recently joined Anderson ZurMuehlen, a Montana based CPA Firm, as Director of Business Development & Marketing. Mandell served as Marketing Director for a statewide community bank for the past nine years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in communications from the University of Montana. Mandell has […]

Year-end tax planning for businesses in the new tax environment

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in late 2017 brought significant changes to the tax landscape. As the first tax season under the law looms on the horizon, new year-end tax planning strategies are emerging. Meanwhile, some of the old tried-and-true strategies have changed and others remain viable. Fresh opportunities The […]

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