Do you want to save money with a unique year-end tax strategy? Year-end is rapidly approaching and you only have a couple of months to utilize tax-saving strategies. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 substantially increased the standard deduction and made changes that affect itemized deductions. Continue reading →
What is a KPI? How do you use KPI for every facet of your business?
KPI is an acronym for Key performance indicators. KPI is a metric or set of metrics companies use to measure performance. The use of KPI for every facet of your business is significant to upper level management decision making purposes. Continue reading →
An Accounting Pro Can Make All the Difference in Your Business Success
It’s true, a professional accountant can provide powerful tax strategies with limited tax obigation, which results in saving money for your small business. One of the most positive qualities that many small business owners share is a burning desire – an insatiable willingness – to “do it all.” It’s what separates entrepreneurs from employees in the first place. An employee is more than willing to set out on the path that someone else has carved for them. An entrepreneur has a need to carve a path for themselves. Continue reading →
When you donate to charity did you know that you need to show written documentation of your gift? Make sure you gather these documents before your appointment with your tax preparer. Continue reading →
Are you a teacher, principal, counselor or aide for Kindergarten through Grade 12?
Teacher expenses on taxes are eligible, so you can deduct up to $250. Please note that for 900 hours or more that an educator works during the tax year and you spend your own money on classroom supplies or professional development costs, you qualify to deduct up to $250 of those costs “above-the-line” on Schedule A. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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