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Deducting Business Expenses: Best and Worst Practices

By Business Advice, Tax Advice

What’s the goal of every business? To make a profit, of course! A business can generate more profit by increasing revenue, managing or reducing expenses, and optimizing tax deductions. These are our recommended best and worst practices for monitoring and deducting business expenses:  Understanding Business Expenses  Expenses are the costs that a company incurs in the process of generating revenue. Importantly, businesses can take properly recorded tax deductions on their income tax returns, provided that the deductions meet IRS guidelines. Deductions fall in three…

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Starting a Business: How Much Does It Really Cost?

By Business Advice, Tax Advice

It’s one of the most difficult undertakings to embark on alone. Especially when looking at the statistics, starting a business is a risky venture. This is especially true if you’re financially unprepared. One of the biggest challenges to more than 30% of small business owners is capital! Depending on the business, starting costs and the required capital will vary massively. Small business costs in particular can really take the wind out of your sails going forward. How Much Does Starting a Business…

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Why You Should Consolidate All Business Finances to One Source

By Business Advice

While the phrase “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” can often be sound advice in daily life, it doesn’t exactly apply when it comes to your business finances. In fact, consolidating all of your business finances to one source like a certified accounting and financial group can ensure that you streamline your bottom line and keep accurate financial records. Cash Flow Management One key benefit of consolidating your business finances is simplified cash flow management. It’s a factor…

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5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes the IRS May Penalize You and Your Business For

By Business Advice, Tax Advice

As a small business owner with a lot on your plate, the last thing you need is to make any tax filing mistakes that could bring the IRS to your doorstep.  Often getting audited by the IRS isn’t always the result of intentional acts. Here are five of the most common tax filing mistakes that are likely to get you a dreaded letter from the IRS asking for more information: 1. Under-Reporting Income Whether you are a freelancer, a brick-and-mortar…

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Profit vs. Cash Flow: How They Function For Your Small Business

By Business Advice

As a small business, your financial health is vital. Profit and cash flow are essential elements of a thriving business, but they aren’t the same thing. As you grow your business, you’ll need to understand the difference between making and managing money. Even if you are the best at selling your products or services, you may fall short if you run into cash problems. Here’s what you need to know about profit vs. cash flow for your small business:  What’s…

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6 Tips for Improving Your Business’s Credit Score

By Business Advice

Your business credit score is an essential indicator of the overall financial health of your organization. Figuring how to improve your credit score might seem challenging. But it can be a critical factor in the future success of your business. If you’d like to find out how to be a more creditworthy business, here’s what you need to know.  Your Business Credit Score and Why It Matters As a business owner, having strong business credit means that you have a…

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How Do I File Taxes When I’m Self Employed?

By Tax Advice

There’s nothing more rewarding than starting and running your own business. But, the particulars of having to keep track of finances and pay taxes can put a damper on your enthusiasm. If you’re self-employed and earn more than $400 in a tax year, you are probably required to pay a combination of income tax and self-employment tax. Here is what you need to know.  Who is Considered Self-Employed? For tax purposes, the IRS considers a person as “self-employed” if they…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Child Tax Credit

By Tax Advice

On July 15, 2021, the IRS began making Child Tax Credit payments to many Americans. These payments are part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed in March 2021. They are meant to give much-needed relief to many families suffering due to the current global health crisis. The tax credit will also help small businesses and their owners.  What is the Child Tax Credit?  The first Child Tax Credit was created in 1997 as a means to…

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small business financing

3 Main Sources for Small Business Financing

By Business Advice

According to the US Small Business Administration (SBA), a “small business” is a company that hires fewer than 250 employees and has no more than $750,000 in annual earnings. With these lower levels of revenue, a small business owner might think there aren’t small business financing options available for them. We’re here to dispel that myth. If you’re thinking of starting your own business and looking for some help, read on for some tips on small business financing. If you do some…

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