There are six new schedules some taxpayers will file with the new 2018 IRS Form 1040. This new Form 1040 replaces the prior year Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. The 2018 IRS Form 1040 uses a cornerstone approach. This means that taxpayers only file the schedules they need with their federal tax return. The expectation is that numerous individuals will not need to file schedules, and only file the Form 1040. 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 →
Are you looking for a way to save money? The Earned Income Tax Credit on your Schedule C helps low income workers.
There are millions of unincorporated businesses across the US. Many of these unincorporated business owners file a Schedule C on their personal tax return rather than a separate corporate tax return. There are benefits to keeping their tax filing requirements simple but there is also a near certainty that if you have a small business and you also are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit or Earned Income Credit (EITC), you will be audited. Here’s why. Continue reading →
Would you like to avoid IRS penalties in your business? Do you engage the services of an individual also known as an independent contractor? We mean, other than one who meets the definition of an employee. Did you pay him or her $600 or more for the calendar year? The IRS requires you to issue the sub-contractor a Form 1099-MISC to avoid penalties and the prospect of losing the deduction for the independent contractor’s labor and expenses in an audit? Continue reading →
Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces the optional standard mileage reimbursement rates. The IRS uses these rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating a vehicle for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Inflation is the primary reason why mileage reimbursement rates are have been adjusted for 2017. Continue reading →
Starting up a new business is an exciting time, but it is also a time with many questions. While it may seem initially very easy to create a product, open a store, and start selling, the financial aspects of being successful are a bit more challenging. As you consider the process of starting up, work with a local financial planning team and tax professional to ensure you get your financial footing in place now. Ask these questions. 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 →
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 →
‘Tis the season to wrap up your 2016 tax year. Read below for what a person’s or business’ tax responsibility may be for the last month of the year – December. Hopefully you will have time to enjoy the holiday festivities, before you have to close out your tax year.
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