Starting a New Business, Making Accounting Mistakes?
When you decided to open for business, you had a vision for the future. You identified a need and came up with a solution you could provide and sell. Also, you invested your time, your money, your knowledge, and your drive to make it into a reality. You’re probably like a lot of small business owners. You did not anticipate having to handle your business’s accounting needs. Many highly intelligent, responsible business operators get caught making common small-business accounting mistakes. These errors can trip them up and cost them a lot of money in the long run. Are you afraid this might happen to you? Or if it already has — what is the best way to avoid these costly errors? Learn the top four small-business accounting mistakes and how to prevent them. Continue reading →
Everyone likes to gamble, play the lottery or Bingo every once in a while. Even a recreational gambler, will come across that quirk in the tax law. What quirk you wonder? That glitch that can actually cause you to pay more for your health insurance if you have gambling winnings. Yes, even if the overall result from gambling for the year is actually a loss. How on earth can this be, you wonder? Continue reading →
Suppose you have tried to be a good parent and saved diligently into a 529 plan so your kid could pay for college. The big day has arrived and you laughed off that tuition bill because you had plenty of 529 plan money and were able to pay it off. Two years have gone by and you can no longer remember what it was like to have a kid in the house when you get a CP 2000 notice from the IRS. Surprise, the IRS just sent you a proposed bill for $5,000 plus $1,000 penalty & interest for your 529 plan distribution. So what happened? The IRS had a surprise bill of their own. Let’s examine what just happened here. Continue reading →
Year-End is Just Around the Corner, Do You Have a Year-End Tax Strategy?
Do you have a year-end tax strategy? Year-end and the holidays are just around the corner. It is time to think about what you can do at the last-minute to improve your tax situation. Year-end tax planning is probably something you will want to deal with before the holiday season crush. Here are some tax tips and a year-end tax strategy to help you. Continue reading →
Are you the owner of a growing business, chances are you have business growing pains. You know that you need to wear many hats. Imagine your business has grown to the point that you can expand your services beyond the boundaries of your home state, Massachusetts in our case. You may need to file tax returns in the states you are doing business in. Here are a few things to look out for. Continue reading →
Do you get eager to use your 401K or IRA money? Emergencies are certainly going to arise from time to time. When they do, people are often all too eager to use their 401k or IRA money to bridge that gap. This is a terrible idea for many reasons but I will touch upon three right now. Continue reading →
Disclaimer: This publication/blog, which may be considered advertising under the ethical rules of certain jurisdictions, is provided with the understanding that it does not constitute the rendering of legal advice or other professional advice by Joseph J. Cahill / Worthtax or any of its subsidiaries or its attorneys, employees or associates representing Joseph J. Cahill / Worthtax. Additionally, the foregoing discussion does not constitute tax advice. Any discussion of tax matters contained in this publication/blog is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter.
Joseph Cahill & Associates / WorthTax is proud to offer income tax preparation services to the residents of Norwell, Scituate, Hingham, Hanover, Pembroke, Marshifield, Hanson, Plymouth, Quincy, Braintree, Milton, Weymouth, South Weymouth, Hingham, Rockland, Abington, Holbrook, Canton, Dedham, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, Westwood, Norwood, Walpole, Needham, and other surrounding communities.