Your Identity is NOT Your Own!

Posted on 29. Apr, 2021 by in Identity Theft, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

How companies use your identity and what you can do to protect it. One of the most valuable things you own is YOU. Your identity includes the basics – where you live, your age, and your gender. But it also includes your interests, who you know, and what you buy. So, do you know who […]

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Protect Your Tax Return With This Secret Weapon!

Posted on 20. Apr, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips, Tax Updates

The Problem You hang up the phone with a huge smile on your face. You just learned that you’re getting a pretty sizeable tax refund this year. Now all you need to do is kick back and wait a week or two for the IRS to wire the money into your bank account. This good […]

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Businesses Get More Time to Apply For PPP Loans

Posted on 01. Apr, 2021 by in COVID-19, PPP, Small Business Tips

Legislation provides other business relief provisions Here’s what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and other business relief provisions of the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act. PPP loan application deadline extended. The deadline to apply for PPP loans is now May 31, 2021. Sick leave extended. Businesses providing sick leave for COVID-related […]

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Organizing Business Records

Posted on 31. Mar, 2021 by in Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Here are some suggestions to help you master the art of documenting and organizing your business. now and in the future. Document policies and procedures. Write down daily responsibilities, and skills needed to complete tasks related to these responsibilities. Write down the location of all paper and electronic files. Appoint and cross-train backup staff to ensure […]

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Be Prepared For These Pandemic-Related Tax Surprises

Posted on 24. Mar, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Don’t get shocked by a high tax bill! Be prepared for these pandemic-related tax surprises when you file your 2020 tax return. Taxes on unemployment income. If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, you need to report these benefits on your tax return as taxable income. Check to see if either federal or state taxes were […]

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The $24,000 Tax Time Bomb

Posted on 10. Mar, 2021 by in Managing Finances, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

A terrible tax surprise everyone should know What follows is a true story. A story with a sad ending. But one that has a lesson for everyone. Stick with the story, with a high degree of certainty you probably know someone in this exact situation. The ingredients Back in the 1970s, U.S. Savings Bonds were […]

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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Tax Return Doesn’t Get Stuck

Posted on 02. Mar, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Here are four ways to make sure the preparation of your tax return keeps humming along until it gets filed. Keep tax documents in one place. Missing items are one of the biggest reasons filing a tax return gets delayed! Find a place in your home and put all tax documents in this one place as […]

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Turn Your Home Office Into a Tax Deduction

Posted on 18. Feb, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

If you worked from home for the first time in 2020, you may be wondering if your home office is tax deductible. The bad news? If you’re working from home for an employer, you normally can’t deduct your home office expenses. Here’s a quick look at the basic requirements to be able to deduct your […]

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A Happy Banker Makes for a Happy Business

Posted on 15. Feb, 2021 by in Banking, Small Business Tips

With the onset of COVID-19, small business banks are more nervous about potential loan losses than ever. Here are several tips for your business to maintain a great working relationship with your lender. These same tips can also be used if you want to plant seeds with your banker for potential future loans. Produce timely […]

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Seven Tips For Financial Wellness In 2021

Posted on 03. Feb, 2021 by in Budget, Credit Report, Small Business Tips

Common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight or become more active. Perhaps 2021 is the year to shift focus. Here are seven tips to help you become more financially fit. Create a budget. It’s easy to get into financial trouble if you spend more than you earn. By watching your budget more carefully, you might […]

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