In 2009, the Small Business Administration estimated that the average effective tax percentage rate for small businesses was 19.8% from whatever sources it derives income. This amount includes ordinary income, capital gains and excise taxes, but does not include sales tax, property, estate taxes or state income tax. Tax rates vary widely on federal income tax, so the more money your small business makes, the more it will pay in taxes.
While this generally answers the question: what percentage does a small business pay in taxes, it is only a good guide to determine the actual amount your business will pay.… Read the rest
Are you considering investing in gold or other precious metals? In this article, you’ll learn that a basic understanding of related tax issues will reveal the most cost-effective ways of buying and owning gold and silver.
But first let’s consider what drives people to invest in precious metals.
Why Do People Invest in Precious Metals?
For centuries, investors have viewed gold and silver as a refuge against economic crises. One reason for this view is the tendency of gold to move in an inverse relation to a country’s currency.… Read the rest
The Social Security Administration released several figures pertinent to both workers and retirees. These statistics reveal there’s been a large increase in the worker wage base and a modest boost to retirement benefits.
These figures demonstrate the continuing strength of the US economy. But the social security cap will be changing as a result.
What is the Social Security Cap?
The social security cap for 2020 will rise by 3.6% in 2020 to $137,700. This is the amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax.… Read the rest
Did you make a successful investment this year, or did you sell a property? If that’s the case, you may need to pay capital gains tax. This is a perplexing aspect of the tax code, and we are going to make it much clearer for you.
What is Capital Gains Tax?
Investors from small fish to huge firms are all eligible to pay capital gains tax. Practically all money gained through an investment is taxable, and you need to be aware of that.… Read the rest
Congratulations on your marriage. Marriage is a very exciting thing and the last thing you want to ruin your newlywed experience is talking about taxes. However, we feel it is best that you get it out of the way as soon as possible while everything is still fresh on your mind.
This way you do not have to worry about any financial issues further down the line. Many couples focus on getting joint bank accounts yet taxes are something that they do not consider.… Read the rest
Here’s what you need to know about Medicare taxes.
The Medicare tax is what’s known as a type of payroll tax. It’s paid by both employers and employees, so it’s your responsibility to withhold the correct amount from the salaries of your employees. You also need to make a matching contribution.
The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) is made up of a combination of Social Security and Medicare.
FICA differs from income taxes because it’s a flat tax of 15.3% per year.… Read the rest