99 results for author: Daniel Morris


2020 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Strategies for Marriage, Kids, and Family

If you have children under the age of 18 and you file your business tax return as a proprietorship or partnership, you can find big savings in the work your children do for your business. And if you operate as a corporation, don't neglect to hire your children; there are good savings for you there, too. Here you will discover five Year-End Tax-Deduction Strategies that apply if you are getting married or divorced, have children who did or could work in your business, and/or have situations where you give money to relatives and friends. 1. Put Your Children on Your Payroll If you have a child under the age of 18 and you operate your ...

2020 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Deductions for Existing Vehicles

It's the last week in November 2020 and it’s time to examine your existing Business and Personal (yes, Personal) Cars, SUVs, Trucks, and Vans for some profitable Year-End Business Tax Deductions. In this article, let’s first look at your prior and existing business vehicles that you or your pass-through business owns. Then, we will take a look at your personal vehicles as a possible source for a last-minute tax-saving deduction. Let's start with prior and existing business vehicles. Your first step is to identify your gain or loss on a sale. Once you have or know what the gain or loss is, know these basic rules: Gains attributable ...

2020 Last-Minute Year-End Retirement Deductions

Your Retirement Clock continues to tick; all of a sudden, your retirement is one year closer. You have time before December 31, 2020, to take steps that will help you fund and build the retirement you can look forward to. Please take a few minutes to review our thoughts and recommendations for your Retirement Plan Tax-Reduction. There might be several thousand dollars (and maybe much more) in your pockets by taking the Actions that we recommend in this article. But you'll need to act now to be rewarded. The Big Picture: Think About Tomorrow Today 1. Establish Your 2020 Retirement Plan First, a question: As you read this, do you ...

2020 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

Here’s an easy question: Do you need more 2020 Tax Deductions? If yes, please read on. Next easy question: Do you need a replacement Business Vehicle? If yes, you can simultaneously solve or mitigate both the first challenge (needing more deductions) and the second challenge (needing a replacement vehicle), but you need to be using your vehicle and have it in service on or before December 31, 2020. To ensure compliance with the “Placed in Service” rule, drive the vehicle at least one business mile on or before December 31, 2020. In other words, you want to both own and drive the vehicle to ensure that it qualifies for the big tax ...

2020 Last-Minute Year-End General Business Income Tax Deductions

The purpose of this guidance (along with the near term future articles to be published in the next few days) is to assist our customers and friends pay less tax in order to retain more wealth. Actually, it is a simple concept: Pay More (their way) or Pay Less (the Morris + D'Angelo way). The choice is yours. The IRS is unable to unilaterally reduce your tax obligation or cut you a larger refund check without your efforts to establish that you deserve the associated deductions. When you do your part; we do our part; the government will execute their part. Again, the choice is yours as December 31st arrives regardless of your actions because there ...

The Best Way to Reduce Your 2020 Income Taxes is with Year-End Tax Planning

We can demonstrate there is water but if they are neither thirsty nor self-reliant then they will die of thirst while surrounded by abundant lakes, streams, rivers, and aquifers. - Daniel Morris It’s almost the end of 2020. A tumultuous year that will soon (we all hope) be in our rearview mirror… but not so fast. It’s mid-November and that means some last-minute planning and strategizing is in order; especially with what we deem a clearer path to what some U.S. Tax outcomes may be. Taxation in the USA is a delicate balance of social policy, fantasy economics, revenue raising, and a solid dose of overactive political ideology. We ...

Election 2020: The U. S. Elections are over. Now what?

Currently, in Our Undulating World of Taxation, Now is the Time to Focus on the Ball and Be Nimble. Hopefully, you’ve exercised your choice to vote by now and now we have some things to consider about our Taxes moving forward… depending on who is our next U.S. President. Our two candidates are so divergent on their Tax Policies that many of our Customers are reaching out to us asking about what to do. On the premise of these candidates’ divergent U.S. Tax perspectives, “Accounting Today” published an article that provides an insight into what other customers are asking of their Financial and Accounting Firms where I was quoted. ...

The Upside of Today

"The Problem is We Keep Making the Same Mistakes" - Yogi Berra Amongst the doom, gloom, and sequestering during our current COVID-19 pandemic are vast opportunities. Our collective “Family Office” perspective for Ultra-High-Net-Worth families must consider how best to rearrange holdings and allocations given our disrupted world order. In startup terms, it is time to pivot. Profits are a function of risk. Value is derived from aligning affordable risk with a proper time horizon. Great business models fail if operated too long or for too short. Families ride with our economic tides whose wealth is never immune to the general forces of a ...

Happy New Year! Morris + D’Angelo Celebrating 25-Years and a New Decade Providing High-Level Financial Services Preserving Multi-Generational Family Wealth

Morris + D’Angelo provides assistance for people who are considering global expansion, most commonly into the United States. Morris + D’Angelo is a boutique cross-border Financial Services firm that specializes and serves Multi-Generational Family-Based enterprises and their owners. Daniel Morris leads the firm’s Business Structuring, Taxation Strategies, and Related Services Currently celebrating our 25th anniversary, Morris + D’Angelo has been providing high-level Financial Services for both families and entrepreneurs to determine how and where they should operate, expand, consolidate and associate their earnings; this includes their ...

So You Want to Start a Business in the United States of America?

I’m about to embark across the “Pond” to present at the IAPA International conference in Manchester, England regarding “Facilitating International Business”. My topic is about starting or expanding a foreign business in the United States of America titled “So, You Want to Start a Business in the USA”. “Business is a lot like sex…" Whenever I present to global audiences about entering or expanding their USA business operations, I am reminded of a statement by a high school senior student from South Eugene, Oregon during the final round at a University of Oregon speech tournament where the response to a question about business ...