6 Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

AT THE END OF THE YEAR, small business owners are often looking for ways to minimize their companies' tax liability for the current tax year, says accountant Vinay Navani, of Wilkin Gutten plan. This year’s conversation with your tax professional could be an important one, as many accountants more fully grasp provisions of the Tax …

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Get Your Business Taxes in Order Before the New Year With These Tips

While IRS tax forms have largely stayed the same, you will need to make sure you're up to date on various deduction limits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.It may be tempting to do your business's taxes yourself to save money, but you should always consider getting professional help.Making an end-of-year capital investment or …

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Exempt vs. Nonexempt: What Is the Difference?

Business owners need to properly classify their employees as exempt or nonexempt to avoid legal ramifications supported by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Exempt employees must earn a minimum of $455 per week, be paid the same amount of money regardless of hours worked, and perform executive, professional or administrative duties.Nonexempt employees have no limitations …

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4 Ways to Get Ready Now for Tax Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, and before you know it, 2019 will have come to a close. Tax season for preparing your 2019 tax return won't be far behind, with a typical start coming in late January. To be ready -- and to save as much as you can on your taxes -- it pays to …

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The ultimate guide to tax deductions for the self-employed

Filing your taxes as a W-2 employee can be overwhelming. But when you’re self-employed, the labyrinth of paperwork and potential tax deductions creates a tax situation that’s enough to give even the most laid-back freelancer heartburn. Whether you’re filing your business taxes as a self-employed worker for the first time or the 20th, there are …

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Here’s Everything Your Accountant Needs to File Your Business Tax Returns

The basics You’ll need to provide your accountant with these documents and records, regardless of what kind of business entity you operate: Your previous year’s federal, state, and/or local tax returns Provided you’ve filed them before, these will contain most of what your accountant will need to get things rolling, including: Your legal name, Social …

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How to Deduct Your Office Costs

You should have a nice office — for many reasons. It can impact employee performance, contribute to customer or client satisfaction, and affect your profitability and ultimate business success. Setting up and maintaining your physical layout entails one-time and ongoing costs. Office Expense Deductions The tax rules on how to write-off office expense deductions can …

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Should Your Small Business Become an S Corporation?

Determining the type of company structure best for your small business can be a confusing exercise. Is an S Corporation advantageous for your small business? A little insight into the pros and cons of becoming an S Corporation may help in your decision-making process. S Corporation An S Corporation (Small Business Corporation) is a business …

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How to start your Accounting and Tax Year right

As a small business owner, you know that January signals you’re about to get knee-deep in your tax year: that means diving into 1099s, W2s, payroll taxes, sales taxes, reconciliations, and business taxes. You also schedule frequent visits to see your accountant. You may even dread “year-end wrap-up” conversations that make you want to run …

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