JULY 2022
Welcome to this month's edition of the Tax and Business Alert. Our goal is to provide you with current articles on various tax and business topics. The articles are intended to keep you up to date on trends and issues that may impact your business and personal financial affairs.  Please contact us if you have questions about any of the issues discussed.

Previous Issue


Business owners may be wondering whether alternative energy technologies can help them manage their business energy costs. A valuable federal income tax benefit — in the form of a business energy credit — applies to the acquisition of many types of alternative energy property. The credit is intended primarily for business users of alternative energy. This article provides details.

Individuals who plan to transfer real estate, a family business or other assets that are expected to appreciate dramatically in the future may want to consider an installment sale. This option may provide benefits, including the ability to freeze asset values for estate tax purposes and remove future appreciation from the owner’s taxable estate.

When teachers are setting up their classrooms for the new school year, it’s not uncommon for them to pay for a portion of their classroom supplies out-of-pocket. A special tax provision allows them to recoup some of the cost at tax time. In light of changes brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this special tax break for educators became even more important. And for 2022, an update has made the tax break even better. This article explains.

Americans who are 65 and older qualify for basic Medicare insurance, but they may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage they desire. The premiums can be expensive — especially for a married couple with both spouses paying them. One aspect of paying premiums might be a positive, however: For those who are eligible, those premiums may help lower their tax bills.

This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the third quarter of 2022.

Important Information: The information contained in this newsletter was not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of (1) avoiding tax—related penalties prescribed by the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting or marketing any tax—related matter addressed herein.

The Tax and Business Alert is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. However, before completing any significant transactions based on the information contained herein, please contact us for advice on how the information applies in your specific situation. Tax and Business Alert is a trademark used herein under license. © Copyright 2022.