Bonnie Lee

Bonnie Lee is the founder of Taxpertise located in Sonoma, CA, a firm providing bookkeeping, payroll services, QuickBooks Training, income tax preparation, and tax problem resolution including audits, offers in compromise and other representation issues. She is also the author of Taxpertise: The Complete Book of Dirty Little Secrets and Tax Deductions for Small Business the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Know (Entrepreneur Press, 2009).

From Bonnie Lee

26 Recent Stories

5 Tax Planning Tips for Your Small Business
Money

5 Tax Planning Tips for Your Small Business

We're more than half way through 2014: Where does your business stand in terms of taxes?
Will Your Business Fall Victim to the Dreaded Tax Audit?
Tax Center

Will Your Business Fall Victim to the Dreaded Tax Audit?

Even if you have all of your ducks in a row, the IRS could hand select your return to be audited. Here are some reasons why.
5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014
Tax Center

5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014

Taking some time now to get your finances and taxes in order can bring substantial savings come tax season.
Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party
Tax Center

Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

As we head into the holiday season filled with business events and parties, itÂ’s important to keep in mind that the IRS is strict with its tax-write off standards.
Five Rules for Writing Off Meals and Entertainment Costs
Tax Center

Five Rules for Writing Off Meals and Entertainment Costs

There's a fine line between business and pleasure when you're talking entertainment expenses. Learn what you can and can't deduct.
Don't Let the IRS Reclassify Your Business as a Hobby
Tax Center

Don't Let the IRS Reclassify Your Business as a Hobby

Years of losses can leave some owners with nothing more than a hobby. Here's how to turn your fun venture into an enterprise.
A Year-End Tax Checklist
Tax Center

A Year-End Tax Checklist

Follow these tips to take stock of your business's tax situation before the start of the New Year.
Beware the Email Tax Scam
Tax Center

Beware the Email Tax Scam

A warning about a new phishing scam targeting taxpayers
Tax Basics for Startups: Setting Up Your Books
Tax Center

Tax Basics for Startups: Setting Up Your Books

Part two in a three-part series to help you build your business on a strong foundation.
Tax Basics for Startups
Startup Basics

Tax Basics for Startups

Part one in a three-part series to help get your business started on a strong foundation.
Settling With the IRS: Your Questions Answered
Tax Center

Settling With the IRS: Your Questions Answered

Readers ask about hiring a tax pro and qualifying for a compromise.
Making Your Home Office Deduction Stick
Tax Center

Making Your Home Office Deduction Stick

Proper documentation could be your saving grace in case of an audit.
New 1099 Requirements for B2B Transactions
Accounting Basics

New 1099 Requirements for B2B Transactions

A recent tax code addition will mean increased paperwork for small businesses.
Is Your Home Office Deduction a Red Flag?
Tax Center

Is Your Home Office Deduction a Red Flag?

With more people working from home, the IRS has become surprisingly benevolent.
Tax Center

Big Tax Breaks for Small Business

The new health-care laws offer incentives for employers who provide benefits for employees.
Tax Deductions

Business Meals: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Rules to ensure your meals and entertainment expenses stand up to tax-time scrutiny.
Business Management How-To Guides

Are Your Books in Order?

Avoid tax-time headaches with these organizational tips.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Calculating an Offer in Compromise

A guide to making an offer to the IRS to pay off your tax debt
Tax Center

How to Apply For Offers in Compromise

A step-by-step guide for determining your status and if you qualify
Cash Flow & Money Management

Do You Qualify For Offers in Compromise?

If you're in dire straits, there may be help for you yet.
Tax Center

More Benefits, Fewer Taxes

Save your employees and your business money by providing fringe benefits.
Cash Flow & Money Management

More on C Corporations

Avoid playing fast and loose with your corporate structure and avoid IRS scrutiny.
How to Deduct Your Vehicle Expenses
Automotive

How to Deduct Your Vehicle Expenses

Don't attach a clipboard to your steering wheel.
Legal Center

Why Getting a "C" Might Be Smart Business

Incorporating could be the perfect suit of armor for protecting your wealth.
Tax Center

5 Audit Attractors to Watch Out For

Be careful not to put a target on your tax return.
Tax Center

5 Ways to Audit-Proof Your Tax Return

Knowing the rules and proper documentation can help keep the IRS off your back.

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