MAY 2023
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.

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Trusts can help affluent individuals and families manage, protect and grow their wealth. But there are a wide variety to choose from, so it’s important to understand the basic concepts behind trusts before choosing one. This article defines trusts and provides an example of how one popular trust type works. A sidebar looks at another example: intentionally defective grantor trusts.

Most people feel a sense of relief after filing their tax returns each year. But even those who’ve successfully filed their 2022 returns with the IRS should still keep some issues in mind. This article discusses three considerations: checking on a refund, filing an amended return and retaining records.

During these times of high inflation, many cash-challenged businesses have bartered for goods and services instead of paying dollars for them. Companies that get involved in such transactions need to keep in mind that the fair market value of goods they receive is taxable income. And if a business exchanges services with another business, the transaction results in taxable income for both parties.

It’s not just businesses that can deduct vehicle-related expenses on their tax returns. Individuals also may be able to deduct them in certain circumstances. Under current law, the deduction is less than it was years ago, although due to the high price of gas, the IRS has raised the amount per mile that is deductible.

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