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  • For many small business owners, thinking about taxes occurs only twice a year … when returns are being prepared and perhaps at the end of the year. This is a mistake. With half of 2017 over, now is a great time to assess where you stand and to take action that will be helpful to your 2017...
  • If you have even one employee, you may be impacted by law changes occurring at your state or local level. Small business owners want to do the best they can for their workers, but often cost limits how generous they can be when it comes to pay and benefits. Nonetheless the law may require certain...
  • Imagine owning stock in a company where the price appreciates greatly, you sell it, and pay no tax on your profit. That’s what can happen with qualified small business stock (QSBS). Also referred to as Section 1202 stock because that’s the section in the Tax Code that governs it, QSBS...
  • Many small businesses take on additional help during the summer months. Some use seasonal workers to fill gaps created when full-time employees go on vacation. Others need workers for their summer-related activities of their businesses (e.g., concessions at entertainment sites such as miniature...
  • Individuals whose businesses are incorporated do not have to think about self-employment tax. Any salary they take from their corporations as owner-employees are subject to FICA taxes. In contrast, those with other types of business entities—sole proprietorships, partnerships, and limited...
  • “Giving is its own reward” said social activist Dorothy Day, but the tax law also provides some benefit to those who give. At this time of the year, attention to charitable giving is more important than ever because there are so many individuals who have suffered from disasters this...
  • Many employers have come to learn that veterans make excellent employees. They usually are easily trainable and possess desirable characteristics, such as honesty, loyalty, and responsibility. If these attributes were not enough to induce employers to hire veterans, the tax law offers even more....
  • While businesses are barred from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of sex, the federal government does give a little edge to businesses owned by women. Under the law, the federal government has a goal of awarding 5% of its contracts to women-owned businesses that have...
  • Retailers, food establishments, and some other types of businesses routinely take on more help to handle customers during the holiday season. These extra workers can go a long way in making your holiday season a success. Of course you need to treat them with the same care and respect as you do your...
  • Back-to-school refrains are in the air, making it a great time to think about how you can help your staff get the education and training they need to improve and be better employees. In deciding how you want to help employees with education, keep in mind that there are some ways that are tax free...

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