The cost of outplacement services you provide to your employees to help them find new employment, such as career counselling, resume assistance, skills assessment, etc., is deductible. All businesses and corporations taxed as corporations for federal income tax purposes that earn Louisiana-source income, whether or not they have net income, must file a tax return. Companies that receive an exemption decision from the Internal Revenue Service must submit a copy of the decision to the Ministry in order to obtain an exemption. When you make a payment for the new loan, apply the payment first to interest and then to principal. All amounts you apply to interest on the first loan are deductible, as is interest you pay on the second loan, subject to applicable limits. Auto insurance policies and other auto insurance policies that cover vehicles used in your business for liability, damage, and other losses. If you drive a vehicle partially for personal use, you only deduct the portion of the insurance premium that applies to the commercial use of the vehicle. If you use the standard mileage rate to calculate your car expenses, you won`t be able to deduct auto insurance premiums. A non-responsible plan is an agreement that does not meet the requirements of a responsible plan. All amounts paid or treated as paid under a non-accountable plan are reported as wages on Form W-2. Payments are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security, Medicare, and federal unemployment tax. They may deduct the reimbursement as an indemnity or salary only to the extent that it meets the criteria for deductibility of workers` remuneration set out in Chapter 2. Deduct the eligible amount as earnings or wages in the appropriate line of your tax return, as indicated in the instructions.

Details and more information on filing a claim can be found in Pub. 556. Use one of the following forms to submit a claim. For more information, see the instructions for the appropriate form. If you are a sole proprietor, you can deduct accounting and tax preparation fees in Schedule C as long as they are related to your business. The tax preparation fee for the personal portion of your tax return may be deductible in Schedule A if you provide the deductions. You need to estimate or determine recoverable units (tons, pounds, ounces, barrels, thousands of cubic feet or other measurements) of mineral products using current industry methodology and the most accurate and reliable information you can obtain. They must include ores and minerals that are mined, viewed, blocked or secured. You should also indicate any probable or potential ores or minerals that are believed to exist based on solid evidence. But see Elective Safe Harbor for oil and gas property owners, later. An amount paid by a taxpayer in respect of insurance pursuant to paragraph 1 shall not be taken into account in calculating the amount due to the taxpayer as a deduction pursuant to point (a) of Article 213. The type of deduction you have in the year of the refund depends on the type of income you included in the previous year.

For example, if you repay an amount that you have already reported as a capital gain, you deduct the refund as a capital loss, as explained in the instructions in Schedule D (Form 1040 or 1040-SR). If you reported it as self-employment income, deduct it as a business expense on Schedule C (Form 1040 or 1040-SR) or Schedule F (Form 1040 or 1040-SR). If the use-only requirement applies, you can`t deduct business expenses for a portion of your home that you use for personal and business purposes. For example, if you are a lawyer and you use your home`s den to write briefs and for personal purposes, you cannot deduct professional use from your home expenses. In addition, under the principal place of business test, you must determine that your domicile is the principal location of your business or business, after considering where you carry on your most significant business activities and where you spend most of your business activities, in order to deduct expenses related to the business use of your home. Part of your residence may be considered your principal place of business if you use it for the administrative or management activities of your business or business and you do not have another fixed place where you carry out administrative or management activities essential to that business or business. If you do not maintain the improvements when you terminate the lease, calculate your profit or loss based on your adjusted basis in the improvements at that time. To determine whether this rule applies, do not count the following. Geothermal deposits in the United States or in its possessions are eligible for a 15% percent depletion rate. A geothermal reservoir is a geothermal reservoir of natural heat stored in rocks or in an aqueous liquid or water vapor (pressurized or not).

For the purposes of the percentage of depletion, a geothermal field is not considered a gas well. To opt for amortization of start-up or organizational expenses, you must complete Form 4562 and attach it to your income tax return for the first taxation year in which you operate. You may also need to include a declaration of election of organization expenses (described below) with your return. In general, you can deduct Internet-related expenses, including domain registration fees and webmaster consultation fees. If you`re starting a business, you may need to deduct these expenses as start-up costs. More information on the amortization of start-up and organizational costs can be found in Chapter 8. With the exception of the cases referred to in paragraph 5, these rules shall apply to sight loans (loans payable in full at any time at the request of the creditor) outstanding after 6 June 1984 and to fixed-term loans (loans other than sight loans) granted after that date. The month in which your active business started (or was acquired). Insurance covering fire, storm, theft, accident or similar losses. A commitment not to compete in acquiring an interest in a transaction or transaction. If a corporation pays a tax rate that exceeds the exact amount of the remittance, R.S.

47:287.660 that the overpayment will be deducted from the Corporation`s unpaid instalments and that any excess will be credited or refunded. In the case of a taxable person carrying out the activities described in paragraph 1, paragraph 1 shall not apply to expenditure incurred by the taxable person who carries out those activities directly on behalf of another person (but to payments made by that other person to the taxable person for the exercise of those activities). If you discover that your costs were intended to improve a building or equipment, you can deduct your costs as part of the routine maintenance safe haven rule. Under the Safe Harbor for routine maintenance, you can deduct the cost of an upgrade that meets all of the following criteria. You have written accounting procedures at the beginning of the tax year that are treated as an expense for non-tax purposes: fees charged by accountants and lawyers, which are ordinary and necessary expenses directly related to the operation of your business, are deductible as business expenses. Generally, however, the attorney fees you pay to acquire business assets are not deductible. These costs are added to the base of the property. Capital cost allowance for an intangible under section 197 for which you did not apply an accounting policy. The number of months in your payback period (which is usually 180 months). If expenses reimbursed under this Agreement are not justified, or if an employee does not reimburse an overpayment within a reasonable time, you cannot consider these expenses to be reimbursed under an accounting system.

Instead, treat the expenses reimbursed as if you were subject to a non-accounting plan that will be discussed later. Start-up and organizational costs are usually investments. However, you can deduct up to $5,000 in business start-ups and $5,000 in organizational expenses paid or incurred after October 22, 2004. The $5,000 deduction is reduced by the total amount of your start-up or organization costs in excess of $50,000. The remaining costs must be amortized. Information on the amortization of start-up and organizational costs can be found in Chapter 8. Computer software includes all programs designed to induce a computer to perform a desired function. This includes any publicly available databases or similar items associated with the exploitation of qualified software. Creation, operation or closure of a business. Important tax information related to the different stages of business ownership. For periods beginning before January 1, 2022, corporations pay taxes on net income, which is calculated at the following rates: If you pay or incur exploration expenses for a mine or other natural deposit outside the United States, you cannot deduct all costs for the current year. You can include costs (excluding an oil, gas or geothermal well) in the adjusted mineral property base to determine cost depletion.

(Cost depletion is discussed in Chapter 9.) If you do not make this election, you will have to deduct the expenses over the 10-year period, starting with the tax year in which you pay or incur them.