Tax Tips and News for Your Small Business

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With California Aboard, 4 New Factors in the Online Sales-Tax Debate

After years of fights and reprieves, California’s sales tax for online retail purchases officially went into effect on Sept. 15. That means every out-of-state business that sells more than $1 …

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4 Easy Steps for Handling Your Company’s Payroll

Payroll processing can provoke no shortage of headaches for those new to small-business ownership. Setting up your company’s payroll — from computing employee taxes to establishing routine pay periods — …

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Dealing with Taxes While Living Abroad

So you decided to outsource yourself — and your small business — to someplace outside the United States with better weather, nicer scenery, and lower overhead. But even though you’ve …

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4 Small-Business Skills Worth Sharpening

Whether you believe that entrepreneurs are born or made, small-business ownership requires you to perform diverse duties, some of which you may know very little about. The more skills and …

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5 Home-Office Tax Deductions You May Have Overlooked

Looking to maximize your business deductions this tax season? If you work full-time or even occasionally from a dedicated home office, you can take advantage of a few lesser-known IRS …

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In the Trenches: Dizzying Payroll Rules

I know I’m starting to sound like the boy who cried wolf, but I swear that I’m getting closer to actually hiring someone to help run the business. While hiring …

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2012 Tax Law Changes You Need to Know

Whether you file your own federal taxes or outsource the task to a pro, you’ll want to be aware of some important changes to U.S. tax laws in 2012. Here …

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3 Tips for Avoiding Tax Trouble in Business Bartering

Short on cash? Bartering can help you to obtain all sorts of products and services (anything from a new website to a doctor’s appointment) without paying out of pocket. But …

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3 QuickBooks Reports That Can Help You at Tax Time

Whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or working with a pro, these three QuickBooks reports — and a few categories within them — can help you get the job done …

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5 Things You Should Never Say to the IRS

Some truths in life — and business — are better left unspoken, particularly when it comes to federal taxes. If an unexpected tax bill or audit comes your way, bear …

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Intuit Products Ready To Roll with Federal Payroll Tax Extension

One week ago, President Barack Obama signed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut following a protracted battle on Capitol Hill that left many wondering if a deal would …

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7 Year-End Tax Tips That Could Save Your Business Money

Tick-tock! The year is winding down, and it’s time to review year-end tax strategies that could save your business a bundle. Tax consultants who specialize in advising small and medium-size …

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Does the IRS Think Your Small Business Is a Hobby?

If you’re like most small business owners, you started your company as a sideline and watched it grow. You may have another business or work for an employer while you …

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How Long Do You Need to Save Those Tax Files?

April 15 has come and gone, the taxes are filed, the checks are written, and you’re finally kicking back with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc to plot the year ahead. …

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5 Tips for Tracking Your Business Expenses

Did you lose a week of otherwise billable time sorting through all of your credit card charges and paper receipts to work out how many of your purchases were business …

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