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Will Your Business Fall Victim to the Dreaded Tax Audit?

Will Your Business Fall Victim to the Dreaded Tax Audit?

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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.
February 6, 2014 in Tax Center
Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot

Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot

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From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis.
January 20, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know

Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know

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This is the month get your 1099s out to your vendors. We break down what you need to know and do.
January 17, 2014 in Tax Center
The Anti-Main-Street President

The Anti-Main-Street President

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Most of this administration's policies have been hostile to the interests of Main Street business owners, particularly those running labor-intensive businesses with low-wage employees.
January 14, 2014 in Business Management
Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

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The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
January 10, 2014 in Business Management
Why Corporate Tax Reform Is Not Enough

Why Corporate Tax Reform Is Not Enough

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Only comprehensive reform will prevent businesses that produce the same profits through the same activities from paying vastly different tax rates.
December 30, 2013 in Tax Center
With Individual Mandate Softened, Americans Paying a Very Unfair Obamacare Tax

With Individual Mandate Softened, Americans Paying a Very Unfair Obamacare Tax

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Tax policy is now being applied unevenly to large swaths of the population, as more people are now eligible to avoid getting health coverage for another year.
December 20, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Let's Get It Right About Tax Burden And 'Fair Share'

Let's Get It Right About Tax Burden And 'Fair Share'

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To here many pundits talk, business owners and the wealthy aren't paying enough in taxes. The numbers show the opposite is true.
December 19, 2013 in Tax Center
Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

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To exercise an option on 60 million Facebook shares, Mark Zuckerberg needs to raise $2.3 billion just to pay the IRS.
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends
5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014

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

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Taking some time now to get your finances and taxes in order can bring substantial savings come tax season.
December 11, 2013 in Tax Center
Tax Tips: 5 Rules for Deducting Business Meals

Tax Tips: 5 Rules for Deducting Business Meals

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Follow these suggestions in order to optimize what you claim come tax time.
December 5, 2013 in Tax Center
Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

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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.
November 27, 2013 in Tax Center
IRS to Take a Closer Look at Small Business Filings

IRS to Take a Closer Look at Small Business Filings

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Here are three important tips for how entrepreneurs can avoid getting into trouble with the IRS.
November 14, 2013 in Tax Center
5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

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Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.
November 13, 2013 in Tax Center
Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

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Maintaining an alliance with small-business owners is in the best interests of big-business leaders. Instead, there is a fight brewing.
November 1, 2013 in Tax Center
Video: Xero Raises Additional $150 Million, Challenging IntuitPlay Video

Xero Raises Additional $150 Million, Challenging Intuit (Video)

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Is your accounting software beautiful? New Zealand-based Xero thinks it should be.
October 29, 2013 in News and Trends
Video: Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto ExpensesPlay Video

Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto Expenses (Video)

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Deducting auto expenses can confound small-business owners, but it doesn't have to. Here's a quick explanation of your options.
October 28, 2013 in Tax Center
The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

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Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out.
October 22, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Video: Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-OffPlay Video

Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-Off (Video)

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Many small business owners don't take full advantage of this deduction. Check out this video for more information on maximizing your write-offs and saving taxes.
October 7, 2013 in Tax Center
If I Knew Then: H&R Block's Co-Founder on His Small Failures That Led to Big Successes

If I Knew Then: H&R Block's Co-Founder on His Small Failures That Led to Big Successes

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Henry Bloch, co-founder of tax-preparation company H&R Block, opens up about what he learned during his nearly 60-year entrepreneurial journey.
October 7, 2013 in Profiles

Why You Should Start Preparing Your Ultimate Exit Strategy Now

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You don't want your family to fight after you're gone, and you don't want the IRS to claim more than is necessary during the transition. Here are a few basics rules of thumb for creating a succession plan.
September 30, 2013 in Management & Operations
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
The Tax Break Most 'Green' Entrepreneurs Forget

The Tax Break Most 'Green' Entrepreneurs Forget

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If your business is involved in green design or construction, you could be leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax write-offs on the table. Here's how to stop.
September 23, 2013 in Tax Center
The Richest, Poorest and Most Taxed States in America (Interactive Graphic)

The Richest, Poorest and Most Taxed States in America (Interactive Graphic)

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This interactive graphic offers an in-depth look at how each state stacks up in terms of home prices, employment, tax burdens and more.
September 23, 2013 in Money
5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Bookkeeping Without Wasting Your Time

5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Bookkeeping Without Wasting Your Time

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Don't let bookkeeping duties slide because they are a crucial part of running your business smoothly. Here are five ways to manage your books without draining your time.
September 17, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management

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