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See below for some templates
Download free IRS penalty abatement letter template (Disclaimer: For educational purposes only. Seek professional attorney or Certified Public Accountant. No guarantees provided. Use at your own risk)
Federal abatement letter template, educational purposes only
Business Template Income and Expenses, Excel
Please see the following to help organize your rental expenses
1 Property, 1 Year
1 Property, Multiple Years
Please see the following to help synthesize the data (putting in the spreadsheet and emailing back)
Profit and Loss, General
Profit and Loss, No Inventory
Profit and Loss, Software Dev or Research and Development Related
Actual vehicle expense. Actual expense can be a great option to consider for over 50% business vehicles – especially with very heavy SUV / Sprinter van type vehicles which can produce more than average depreciation deductions (we can discuss). Most clients use standard vehicle expense which is very generally around “50 cents per business mile.” (Actual per mile can vary each tax year). In this case we just need to know the vehicle name, total miles driven in the entire year, and then the business miles (not including any commute). Economy / fuel efficient cars make this a great choice.
If you are using more than one vehicle
Please see here for the 2017 taxes paid template. This is a huge help when preparing your return. Please also update your file for any confirms and reference this document in the Excel file. Thanks!