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MWE Advisor June Highlights

June highlights from The MWE Advisor newsletter include: reclassifying business expenses as constructive dividends, considering taxes before converting your home to a rental property, and unlocking the biggest possible deduction for a home office.

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Unlock the Biggest Possible Deduction for a Home Office

The IRS recently issued a reminder about claiming the home office deduction. In particular, it explained a simplified method that offers a time-saving option. But many taxpayers who maintain a home office fare better tax-wise by deducting expenses under the regular method. Others may not be eligible to deduct any home office expenses. Here’s why.

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Reclassifying Business Expenses as Constructive Dividends

To be deductible, a business expense must be both ordinary and necessary. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your field of business. A necessary expense is one that’s helpful and appropriate for your business. Here’s a list of important questions to consider as you start your journey:

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Posted in Year One

An Evolving Profession: Accountancy Then and Now

Like all businesses, public accountancy in New York and all over the country has changed over the years. It wasn’t so long ago that accounting firms were male-dominated, everyone wore stuffy suits to work and cigar smoke filled the air during meetings. Today, the ranks of new accountants are an even mix of male and…

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MWE hosts ‘Escape The Office’ Event for Staff

At the conclusion of the 2017 busy season, MWE’s Marketing Department masterminded a fun, interactive, team-building event called “Escape the Office” for the staff. Twelve teams of four attempted to escape one of the firm’s prison themed conference rooms by solving numerous clues in 30-minutes or less. Following the event, Long Island Business News interviewed…

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Posted in Year One

Your First Year in Public Accounting: Making a Smooth Transition

Your first year as a public accountant will be a time of discovery and adjustment. You’ll get to know people of different ages and backgrounds. You’ll learn how an accounting firm works and where you fit in. You’ll learn a great deal about your chosen career – and about yourself. No doubt, you’ll someday look…

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Posted in Year One

Long Island Life: A Great Place to Live – And Work

It’s often thought of as a bedroom community, but most people who live on Long Island work there, too. Professional services firms on the Island offer competitive salaries and benefits. In fact, more than 100,000 people commute from the five boroughs of New York City to jobs on Long Island every day. And why not?…

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