Donate Stock to Lower Your Tax Burden

Posted on 26. Jun, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

With U.S. equity valuations near historically high levels, now may be an opportune time to take advantage of the tax benefits of donating long-term appreciated stock to a qualified charity. Directly donating a winning stock you’ve held for at least one year provides greater tax benefits than writing a check to your favorite cause. Higher […]

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Keep Your Audit Fears in Check

Posted on 05. Jun, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Getting audited by the IRS is no fun. Fortunately, your chances of being audited are probably lower than you think. A look at the latest IRS statistics for 2016 reveals some interesting, and reassuring, facts about the risk of an IRS audit. Audits are becoming less common. The number of individual tax returns the IRS […]

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Three Popular Tax Breaks are Gone

Posted on 10. Apr, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

As you make plans for the 2017 tax year, take note that three popular tax breaks expired last year and won’t be available unless Congress acts to extend them. Tuition and fees deduction. You used to be able to deduct as much as $4,000 in college tuition and fees as an adjustment to taxable income. […]

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Happy Tax Filing Month!

Posted on 03. Apr, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Happy tax filing month! To help celebrate, this month’s newsletter includes a tax quiz exploring the history of taxation in the United States. Also included is a reminder to help your favorite charitable organizations retain their nonprofit status, a simple four-step household budget building process and a reminder of some popular tax breaks that are […]

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Seven Common Retirement Account Mistakes

Posted on 30. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

It is all too easy to make a mistake that can cost you plenty if you do not actively manage your retirement assets. Here are some common retirement account mistakes that can easily be avoided. Borrowing money, then leaving your job. Those with employer-provided retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s, can often borrow money from their […]

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The Right Ingredients to Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Your credit score is important. It dictates how easy it is to obtain a loan for a car, house, or business acquisition. Your score ranges between 300 and 850 points. The closer you are to 850 points, the more likely you are to receive a loan and the less you’ll pay in interest. So, how […]

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Inherited Property: A Matter of Value

Posted on 16. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Marketing Tips, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Avoid this potential tax headache If you are expecting to inherit property when friends or relatives pass away, know that their generosity can come with tax consequences. It’s important to understand how the value of your inheritance is determined to avoid a potential tax surprise in the future. Estate tax basics When a friend or […]

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IRS Announces Annual Tax Scams

Posted on 09. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Each year the IRS announces a list of the “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams” its agents encounter most frequently. Highlighted here are seven of the most common. Creating fake income. It has come to the attention of the IRS that some taxpayers are creating false income for the sole purpose of obtaining tax credits like the […]

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Mark Your Tax Calendars for 2017

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, Website Resource

As a business owner, you don’t want to miss any tax deadline. Doing so can result in tax penalties, which can be hefty and are not deductible. Here are some key dates (some of which are new this year), as well as strategies you can use to be on time. 2017 Tax Calendar Income Tax […]

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Breaking News: 2017 Mileage Rates Announced

Posted on 16. Dec, 2016 by in Tax Updates

The IRS has just released the standard mileage rates for 2017. For business use of an automobile, the rate will decrease to .535 cents per mile, down from .54 cents for 2016. For medical and moving expenses, it is decreased to .17 cents per mile, down from 19 cents for 2016. For services to charitable organizations, […]

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