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Understanding Amortization and Depreciation

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Managing your assets in terms of taxes can seem intimidating at first glance. A simple mistake can cause significant damage to your business. However, understanding concepts like depreciation and amortization can help avoid potential issues in the future. This guide explains the various aspects of amortization and depreciation to help navigate your assets. 

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2021 Advanced Child Tax Credits and How it Works

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For tax year 2021, the Child Tax Credit increased from $2,000 per eligible child to $3,600 per child ages five and younger and $3000 for children ages six to 17. The amount of Advanced Child Tax Credits is half of the new credit amounts. So, starting July 2021, if you are eligible, you will start to receive monthly Advanced Child Tax Credit payments. If your child is five years old or younger, the payment would be $300 per month through December. That is $1,800, or half of the new Child Tax Credit amount. If you have children between the ages of six and 17, your monthly payment will be $250 per month through December, or $1,500 total.

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The Vital Pros and Cons of an S Corporation

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An S corporation is a type of corporation that meets the specified requirements of the Internal Revenue Code (IRS). An S corporation passes through most of its business income and loss to its shareholders like a sole proprietor. The owners are not liable to pay double tax, at the corporate level and then on the individual shareholder level. 

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Tax Tips for Small Business Owners Facing Divorce

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We will not mince words here: getting divorced can be a long, drawn-out, and complicated process — both personally and professionally. But since we are not therapists, we will be focusing on how to handle your taxes when both parties have a stake in a small business. Keep reading for advice on future tax implications, retirement accounts, and more from our experts at Core Group. 

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How to File Taxes When Working Remotely

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Due to the pandemic, it’s likely that you or someone you know works remotely, at least temporarily. Here are a few factors to keep in mind when filing your taxes, potential problems that may arise, and relief opportunities that may be available to you. When in doubt, our experts at Core Group can help you devise the tax strategy that’s right for you.

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Tax Implications When You Sell Your House With a Home Office

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Meet Penelope, a fictional, full-time freelancer who offices from her small (but cozy!) home. Since her home office takes up about 25% of her home, she’s been deducting 25% of her maintenance costs as business expenditures for the past five years. But now she’s ready to sell her home. What tax implications can she expect to face? Does the IRS now classify 25% of her profit as business income? Here’s what to expect when selling a home with a home office. 

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