4 Retirement Plan Options for the Self-Employed

Posted on 28. Sep, 2021 by in Retirement Accounts, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

By Ken Berry, J.D. – Tax Correspondent (Sept. 20, 2021)Reposted from CPA Practice Advisor For a long time, self-employed taxpayers had to take a backseat to corporations when it came to qualified retirement plans. Not anymore. Now you have options that are virtually the same as bigger companies with corresponding tax breaks. Here are four possibilities […]

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Make the Most of Your Vehicle Expense Deduction

Posted on 08. Sep, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Tracking your miles whenever you drive somewhere for your business can get pretty tedious, but remember that properly tracking your vehicle expenses and miles driven can lead to a significant reduction in your taxes. Here are some tips to make the most of your vehicle expense deduction. Keep track of both mileage and actual expenses. The […]

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Help! I Just Got a Letter From the IRS

Posted on 31. Aug, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Summertime means the 2020 tax filing season is firmly in the rearview mirror for millions of Americans. But summertime is also the season when the IRS sends letters to unlucky taxpayers demanding more money! If you receive a notice from the IRS, do not automatically assume it is correct and submit payment to make it […]

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Get Your Child Tax Credit Payments NOW!

Posted on 12. Aug, 2021 by in IRS, Tax Tips

The first advance payment from the newly expanded child tax credit was recently sent out by the IRS. Payments are scheduled to be made on the 15th of each month through December. Here’s what you need to know about the child tax credit and the advance payments. Background For the 2021 tax year, an expanded […]

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Ideas to Lower Your 2021 Tax Bill

Posted on 27. Jul, 2021 by in Charitable Contributions, Charitable Giving, Children, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Now is the time to begin tax planning for your 2021 return. Here are some ideas: Contribute to retirement accounts. Tally up all your 2021 contributions to retirement accounts so far. Estimate how much more you can stash away between now and December 31. So consider investing in an IRA or increase your contributions to your […]

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Manage Your Business’s Unemployment Taxes

Posted on 21. Jul, 2021 by in Employee Benefits, Employees, Human Resources, Tax Tips

As a business owner, you’re required to pay three different types of payroll taxes. 1. FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) is the tax used to fund Social Security and Medicare programs. 2. FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax Act). Employers pay this federal tax to provide unemployment benefits to laid-off workers. 3. SUTA (State Unemployment Tax Act). […]

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Get Your Contractor or Employee Classification Right!

Posted on 19. Jul, 2021 by in Small Business Tips, Tax Tips, Tax Updates

Tax challenges can be VERY expensive As a small business owner, you may face the issue of whether to classify workers as employees or as independent contractors. Classifying your workers as independent contractors generally saves you money. That’s because you avoid paying employment taxes and benefits on their behalf. If the IRS determines that you […]

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Small Business IRS Audit Mistakes

Posted on 08. Jul, 2021 by in IRS, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

In late 2020, the IRS announced that it will increase tax audits of small businesses by 50 percent in 2021. Here are several mistakes to avoid if you do get audited by Uncle Sam. Mistake: Missing income. A long history of investigating has led IRS auditors to focus on under-reported income. If you’re a business that handles […]

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Answers to Common Tax Questions

Posted on 10. May, 2021 by in IRS, Tax Tips

With the May 17 tax filing deadline right around the corner, here are answers to some common tax questions. When will I get my refund? The pandemic and additional stimulus payments will, in all probability, delay refund payments. But as of now here are the old wait times to receive your refund. * E-file return with […]

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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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