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Give Your Business An Annual Sales Tax Check Up

Posted by Mark Faggiano to Taxes

As a business owner, you’re swamped with pressing issues. But taking a few minutes to make sure your tax compliance house is in order will save you a lot of time and money.

 

Keep in mind that sales tax compliance varies from state to state. It’s always in flux, so it’s important to periodically make sure you’re following the current rules and regulations for all the states where you have sales tax nexus. Think of this guide as your annual sales tax check up!

A beginner’s guide to small business tax deductions

Posted by Melissa Hollis to inDinero Academy, Taxes, Business, Guides

Whether on an individual level or as a business owner, every living, breathing citizen or resident of the United States of America have some familiarity with federal and state taxes. The mission of the Internal Revenue Service is to "provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.". This is why we must file taxes annually on our income each year.

Is That Investor Right for Your Business? Quick Ways to Tell

Posted by Elise Fajen to Investment, Business Advice, Business, Guides, Funding

What makes a good investor? And how should you go about finding someone who possesses the right qualities?


A pretty significant number of entrepreneurs who pursue venture capital believe the answer to these questions is simple: follow the money. In theory, it makes sense: What better indicator could there be of an investor’s success than their wealth? Isn’t that what investment is all about?


Not really—at least not for you, the business owner on the other side of the deal.

The Small Business Owner's 3 Steps to Being a Better Borrower

Posted by Ty Kiisel to Business Advice, Funding, Loans

Access to capital is a challenge for many small businesses. Nevertheless, there are more business loan options available today than ever before—provided small business owners spend the time to become savvier borrowers. This is not to say they need to become experts in everything small business finance, but they do need to become experts in securing capital for their businesses and taking steps to become better borrowers.

92 Tax Deductions Every Small Business Should Know About

Posted by Melissa Hollis to inDinero Academy, Taxes, Business Advice

The IRS isn’t known for cutting to the chase. If you’ve ever dug through IRS.gov looking for an answer to your question, you likely came away with much more information than you could ever want.

 

That is, unless you happened to be looking for a straightforward list of tax deductions for your small business. The IRS is uncharacteristically silent on this point.

 

In fact, tracking down the ultimate list of small business tax deductions is a grueling task that takes hours and hours of research. But lucky for you, we’ve gone ahead and put it together for you! We uncovered 92 potential small business tax deductions—and 11 that you shouldn’t even think about claiming.

What You Can Do Right Now to Save Time & Money on Your Business Taxes

Posted by Julian Blankenship to Taxes, Business Advice

Did you know that 40% of small business owners spend more than 100 hours a year managing federal taxes alone?

How Outsourced Accounting Makes it Easier to Scale Your Business

Posted by Jonathan Grabis to Taxes, Accounting, Business Advice

Here’s a phrase you never thought you’d hear from a CEO who just raised seed funding: “Nobody told me how difficult success can be for a startup.”

 

This may not sound like much of a problem. But the more I thought about it, I realized that many early-stage businesses start out with blazing potential and burn out before they reach it.

Pay Business Taxes on Time—Even If You File for an Extension

Posted by Elise Fajen to Taxes

We talk a lot about tax deductions and credits on this blog—from home offices to bonuses to charitable tax deductions, there are so many ways to help our clients save on taxes! So it can be easy to forget that so many small businesses overpay each year just because they miss their tax deadlines.

Get Charitable this Giving Tuesday—and Get Tax Deductions!

Posted by Melissa Hollis to Taxes

No doubt about it, the holiday season is officially underway, with #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, and #CyberMonday raking in billions of dollars for businesses. Now that you’re all stocked up on discount TVs, it might be time to think about giving back.

Not to fear, we have a hashtag for that too: Yep, it’s #GivingTuesday.

Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees: What Small Business Owners Should Know

Posted by Sarah Olbekson to Business Advice, Business

As of May 18, 2016, many employers and payroll processors are hard at work implementing President Obama’s call to more than double the annual salary cut off for overtime pay from $23,000 to $47,476 (a difference of about $458 a week). This jump immediately benefits upwards of 4 million American workers and is historic in nature because it’s a change that hadn’t taken place since 1975 when a $23k annual salary had the spending power $101,677 has today (source: United States Department of Labor Inflation Calculator).

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