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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Travel & Entertainment Deductions

January 18, 2018

For many entrepreneurs, travel and entertainment (T&E) tax deductions can be a minefield. Certain expenses for business travel are deductible as long as they meet two criteria: They must be “ordinary and necessary” in the course of doing business, and they must be documented.

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Your Business Owes Back Taxes; Now What?

January 11, 2018

Back taxes can have serious consequences for a small business. They accrue interest and penalties, so your tax debt can quickly snowball. The IRS will hold any tax refund your business is entitled to until the past-due taxes are paid.

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Easy Tax Planning and Organizing for Small Businesses

January 9, 2018, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, Martha O’Gorman, CMO of Liberty Tax, talks about the simple tools and tricks that make filing your small business taxes a breeze. Read more

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How to Calculate and Pay Estimated Taxes as a Sole Proprietor

If you run your business as a sole proprietor, you may need to pay estimated taxes to the IRS throughout the year. Read more

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Questions Freelancers Should Ask a Tax Preparer

Are you a freelancer who doesn’t have or need a CPA but wants someone to do your taxes? Print out, and complete this checklist for each candidate you consider. Read more

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Article

Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Small Business

As one of the most desirable employee benefits, a retirement plan can help you attract and retain a higher caliber of employees. Read more

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Is Your Business at Risk of Being Classified as a Hobby?

December 13, 2017,

If your business is an activity that many people enjoy as a hobby – for example, making jewelry, painting oil portraits or playing in a cover band — and isn't consistently profitable, there can be a fine line between "hobby" and "business."

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Understanding Internet Sales Tax

Internet sales tax, or sales tax on goods sold online, is a complex issue. Forty-five states and DC require consumers to pay sales taxes on purchases. Read more

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8 Tax Organizing Resolutions for Small Businesses

December 6, 2017,

No one (not even accountants) looks forward to tax time—but there are steps you can take to make the process less painful.

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Help – My Home-Based Business Is Being Audited! Now What?

The moment you dreaded is here: The IRS is going to audit your home-based business. Will the IRS disallow your home-office deduction? Before you panic, take the following steps. Read more

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What Employment Taxes Do I Have to Pay When I Hire Employees?

You've found the perfect candidate (or candidates) to help grow your company. Now you need to make sure your employee taxes are in order. Read more

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