Latest Covid-19 Relief Updates: Round up of Key Information

These past few months have been a few of the more challenging we have faced. Going forward, for as long as it’s useful, we will bring you a regular round up of relevant COVID-19 relief information highlighting what you need to know to manage through this crisis. Click here for key updates. Checklist for SBA […]

Protecting your Company’s Mobile Devices

Whether it’s a smart phone, tablet or laptop, mobile devices have become the constant companions of today’s employees. From a productivity standpoint, this is a good thing. So many tasks that once kept employees tied to their desks are now doable from anywhere on flexible schedules. All this convenience, however, brings considerable risk. Multiple threats […]

Planning for Income Taxes as Part of Your Estate Plan

As a result of the current estate tax exemption amount ($11.58 million in 2020), many estates no longer need to be concerned with federal estate tax. Now, because many estates won’t be subject to estate tax, more planning can be devoted to saving income taxes for your heirs. Before 2011, a much smaller exemption amount […]

Deducting Computer Software Costs

Almost every business has purchased computer software that they have developed, bought, leased, or sold to other businesses. Business owners should be aware of the complex rules that apply to the tax treatment of software expenses. Purchased software Some software costs are deemed to be costs of “purchased” software, meaning software that’s either: Non-customized software […]

New IRS per diem rates for business travel.

In the recent pronouncement, Notice 2020-7, the IRS announced updated per diem rates that can be used to substantiate the amount of business expenses incurred for travel away from home on or after October 1, 2020. Employers using these rates to set per diem allowances can treat the amount of certain categories of travel expenses […]

How to handle business website costs for tax purposes.

Every business in the 21st century has a website. But surprisingly, the IRS hasn’t yet issued formal guidance on when Internet website costs can be deducted. Your Rudler PSC advisor can help business taxpayers with the proper treatment for launching a website. Hardware or software? Let’s start with the hardware you may need to operate […]

The potential benefits and risks of a mezzanine loan.

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has lowered many companies’ revenue but may have also opened opportunities for others to expand or pivot into more profitable areas. If your company needs working capital to grow, rather than simply survive, you might want to consider a mezzanine loan. For most small to midsize businesses, accessing […]

Make customer service a top priority

As companies have adjusted to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, prioritizing customer service has become more important than ever. Here are some foundational ways to strengthen customer service during these difficult and uncertain times. It is more important now than ever before to prioritize customer service. You must have a […]