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  • It’s that time again for owners to think about taxes. It may not be the most enjoyable endeavor of the year but it’s certainly one that will put money in your pocket. The sooner you get started, the more opportunities you’ll have and the less stressed you’ll be. Here are...
  • Now that we’re in the fourth quarter of the year, it’s time to plan ahead for 2016. Here are some factors to take into account when budgeting for payroll for next year.Salary and wage increasesPay increases for your staff depend on what you can afford. If want to keep up with pay hikes...
  • The Coca Cola formula and KFC recipe are two of the most valuable, closely-guarded trade secrets around. But you don’t have to be a large corporation to have highly valuable trade secrets. Information that your business has created in order to function may be trade secrets. Examples of trade...
  • Business owners may have sound reasons for giving shares in their employees. It incentivizes staff to be loyal and productive and it can translate into financial rewards for the owner. Tax rules make transfers of stock complicated for corporations and employees. Here are four ways to get stock into...
  • Like most small business owners who don’t think of July as an important tax time, you may not be thinking about taxes right now, but you should be. Here are four things to do now to help achieve a good tax outcome for the year.1. Review the first half of the yearIf Shakespeare was right when...
  • For a number of years I worked as an offsite employee for a New Jersey company. I was in New York, and later in Florida. I never had a desk at the company so I worked from home. This telecommuting arrangement isn’t unusual these days because technology makes it possible to collaborate and be...
  • The usual scenario has been for businesses to start in the owner’s home and grow to a point where commercial space is needed. However, this pattern doesn’t suit everyone; some owners are leaving commercial space to go home for business or personal reasons. While there are no statistics...
  • While your risk of being audited is low and likely to stay low according to the IRS commissioner*, it’s still scary to think you may find yourself under the IRS microscope. Can you avoid this? Maybe. Will knowing your risk factors put you more at ease? Hopefully.  Here are 5 factors that...
  • The tax law acts like the Lord, who giveth and taketh away, when it comes to certain tax write-offs. Breaks can be enjoyed now, but there’s a day of reckoning when the breaks are repaid to the government. There are several rules that recapture previously claimed tax breaks. The information...
  • We all make mistakes and when it comes to taxes it’s all too easy to slip up. Recognizing mistakes and fixing them as quickly as possible is the key to minimizing interest and penalties and getting back on track.Employer tax mistakesUnless you’re a very small employer (with quarterly...

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