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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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At CGI, students offer edible bugs, YouTube grants super commenting powers, lessons from MIT's Comedy Hack Day, Thrillist's founders tell their startup story. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs:
September 27, 2013 in News and Trends
October Means It's Tax Time For Many Businesses

October Means It's Tax Time For Many Businesses

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Most folks don't think about taxes until the spring, but October has some important tax deadlines for business owners.
September 25, 2013 in Tax Center
Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business

Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business

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Don't get yourself in trouble with the IRS. Here's how to make sure you stay on top of tax deposits.
September 9, 2013 in Tax Center
What To Do If You Receive a 1099-K Notice From the IRS

What To Do If You Receive a 1099-K Notice From the IRS

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Stay calm: It may not be an audit. Get some professional tax advice, gather up your records and respond, says tax expert Barbara Weltman.
August 27, 2013 in Tax Center
The Half-Baked Plan for Pot Legalization

The Half-Baked Plan for Pot Legalization

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Increasingly, marijuana is seen as a potentially big financial opportunity. But the tax man is making it a business buzz-kill.
August 15, 2013 in Tax Center
Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

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New York state financial regulators have issued subpoenas asking Bitcoin-related companies for information into whether safeguards are in place to prevent the virtual currency from being used in illegal activities such as money laundering.
August 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Why Exxon's Lower Profit is Bad for Taxpayers

Why Exxon's Lower Profit is Bad for Taxpayers

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While some lawmakers are quick to join in the chorus of complaints about 'Big Oil', it's companies like Exxon that send the bags of cash to Washington for Congress to squander, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 1, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

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There is a load of hoopla over the latest Powerball jackpot, now up to $235 million. But from a business standpoint, these kinds of lottery awards can be nothing but trouble.
July 31, 2013 in Tax Center
Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates the increased cost of giving large employers an additional year before they are hit with fines.
July 31, 2013 in Human Resources
OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

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When it comes to the increased trend of adding part-time jobs under Obamacare, what looks like a 'win-win' is actually a 'lose-lose' for businesses.
July 29, 2013 in Tax Center
How Big Businesses Slash Taxes With R&D Credit -- and How Yours Can, Too

How Big Businesses Slash Taxes With R&D Credit -- and How Yours Can, Too

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A look at how small businesses can take advantage of the research and development tax credit to cut their taxes and improve their bottom lines.
July 29, 2013 in Tax Center
Signs That You Are About to Get Audited (Infographic)

Signs That You Are About to Get Audited (Infographic)

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Here's a look at your odds of being audited. And how you can tell if you might be next.
July 16, 2013 in Tax Center
The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

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A bill which would end tax-free online shopping moves on to the House of Representatives, where it is likely to be met with resistance from anti-tax Republicans.
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

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The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
April 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
As Tax Reform Stalls, Small-Business Owners Spend Up To 150 Hours on Their Taxes

As Tax Reform Stalls, Small-Business Owners Spend Up To 150 Hours on Their Taxes

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A new taxation survey finds that the administrative burdens of paying taxes are more significant than the financial burdens. Here are a few tips on how to keep the time devoted to your taxes to a minimum.
April 12, 2013 in Personal Finance
How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

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Don't feel pressured to file by April 15. If you're scrambling to get your taxes done this weekend, you might be better off filing for an extension. Here's how to do it the right way.
April 12, 2013 in Tax Center
Simple Strategies for Last-Minute Tax Filers

Simple Strategies for Last-Minute Tax Filers

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You have one week left to get your taxes done, but that doesn't mean you have to scramble. Here are some simple strategies to make the process go smoothly.
April 8, 2013 in Tax Center
5 Questions to Ask Before Filing Your Taxes

5 Questions to Ask Before Filing Your Taxes

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Don't file your taxes just yet. You could save yourself more money by answering these five simple questions.
April 4, 2013 in Tax Center
6 Fundamental Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs

6 Fundamental Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Follow these simple rules to maximize your money--while staying on the IRS's good side.
April 2, 2013 in Tax Center
Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs

Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs

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With tax deadlines fast approaching, here's an important look forward at the tax implications of Obamacare on your business.
April 1, 2013 in Tax Center
Are You Leaving Money on the Table? 5 Often Overlooked Tax Deductions

Are You Leaving Money on the Table? 5 Often Overlooked Tax Deductions

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At tax time, novice entrepreneurs will quickly find out just how complex the U.S. tax system is. But don't let that stop you from taking advantage of a few key tax deductions.
March 26, 2013 in Tax Center
Tax-Time Crunch: 3 Deduction-Tips To Help Boost Your Bottom Line

Tax-Time Crunch: 3 Deduction-Tips To Help Boost Your Bottom Line

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April 15th is right around the corner. Here's how to minimize what you owe to Uncle Sam.
March 20, 2013 in Tax Center
7 Tips for Keeping Receipts Organized for Tax Time

7 Tips for Keeping Receipts Organized for Tax Time

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Your accountant will love you if you follow these record-keeping basics. And auditors will have less cause for concern.
February 22, 2013 in Tax Center
How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

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The Internal Revenue Service scrutinizes the use of contractors carefully, so don't let worker-classification rules trip you up or you could wind up extra taxes, penalties and interest. Here's how to avoid tax problems with 1099 workers.
February 18, 2013 in Employment Law
Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

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The liberal activist recently proposed using multinationals' overseas cash to fund U.S. small businesses.
February 8, 2013 in Tax Center

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