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Questions and Answers About Sending 1099s For 2019

The end of the year is always a hectic time for business owners. Between managing your day-to-day operations, planning for the upcoming year, and dealing with the holidays, the period from Thanksgiving through the New Year can feel like a rollercoaster ride. Of course,  if you are properly handling taxes for your business, the end […]

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The New Tax Law Makes Hiring Your Kids Smarter Than Ever

One of the biggest advantages of running a family business is being able to employ your minor children. By hiring your kids, you have the opportunity to teach them the value of hard work, give them experience managing money, and allow them to save for their future. In turn, you get workers who have a […]

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4 Ways To Significantly Reduce Your 2019 Tax Bill

As we approach the end of 2019, you should be working with your bookkeeper and tax advisor to project your company’s year-end tax liability and implement strategies for saving as much money as possible. Most tax-saving strategies need to be in place before the end of the year, so make sure you get this process […]

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What You Should Expect From An Effective Bookkeeper—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed what effective bookkeeping looks like, and here we’ll provide a handful of bookkeeping best practices you can implement with your bookkeeper. It can be easy to overlook the vital role your bookkeeper plays in your business. In the not-so distant past, bookkeepers were often viewed as […]

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What You Should Expect From An Effective Bookkeeper—Part 1

Money is the lifeblood of your business, and arguably no member of your team does more to support you with the management of your cash flow than your bookkeeper. In fact, the very first team member you hire should be a bookkeeper—and that person should not be you. If you’re serious about your business, you […]

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Save Big Money On Your 2019 Taxes—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed the initial steps for saving big on your 2019 taxes. Here, we describe the next steps in the process.   Taxes are a thorn in just about every entrepreneur’s side. Indeed, taxes are your single biggest business expense. That said, it’s fairly easy to reduce the amount […]

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Save Big Money On Your 2019 Taxes—Part 1

When you first realize that your biggest personal and business expense—bar none—is taxes, it can come as quite a shock. Seeing so much of your hard-earned money wind up in the government’s hands can feel like a shakedown. Yet focusing a relatively small amount of time and effort into strategically reducing your taxes can pay […]

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Questions and Answers About ACA Compliance for 2019

Over the past few years, the Trump administration and Republicans have consistently worked to weaken and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The most significant of these efforts was the 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act (TCJA), which repealed the ACA’s individual mandate requiring all Americans have health insurance or pay a penalty. This repeal […]

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3 Major Benefits of Structuring Your Business As An LLC or S Corporation

One of the smartest moves you can make as an entrepreneur is to structure your business as a limited liability company (LLC) or an S Corporation. You’re probably aware that both LLCs and corporations can protect your personal assets from debts and lawsuits incurred by your business, but they also offer other key benefits that […]

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FAQs About Independent Contractors and 1099s

With the rise of the “gig economy” and so many people now working as independent contractors (ICs), as opposed to full-time employees, you should be well-familiar with the rules and requirements for the tax form known as a 1099. A 1099 is designed to document and track payments you make to ICs for services they […]

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3 Big Breaks Trump’s New Tax Law Offers Small Businesses You May Have Missed

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change to the U.S. Tax Code in more than 30 years. And while the legislation provides many of the biggest breaks to large corporations, it offers numerous benefits to smaller businesses as well. Due to the immense […]

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