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

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.

How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

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.

Simple Strategies for Last-Minute Tax Filers

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.

5 Questions to Ask Before Filing Your Taxes

Don't file your taxes just yet. You could save yourself more money by answering these five simple questions.

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

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.

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

April 15th is right around the corner. Here's how to minimize what you owe to Uncle Sam.

7 Tips for Keeping Receipts Organized for Tax Time

Your accountant will love you if you follow these record-keeping basics. And auditors will have less cause for concern.

How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

Why you should open up to potential hires, how you should approach influential people, the importance of listening to your fans and more: our best tips of the week.

How to Keep Your Zen During Tax Season

Here are five recommendations for keeping things copacetic this tax season.

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

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.

Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

In his first State of the Union Address of his second term, the President touched on a handful of issues that matter to the U.S. small-business community.

What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.

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

The liberal activist recently proposed using multinationals' overseas cash to fund U.S. small businesses.

Venture Capitalist Investing Might Take a Dip in 2013

Seed-stage companies had a particularly rough go in 2012, and money will likely to be sparser in 2013.

How Long Do You Really Need to Keep Your Financial Documents?

Say goodbye to your box of receipts -- here is a breakdown of which financial documents you really need to hold on to and which ones you can shred.

10 Essential Steps for Getting Started With QuickBooks Accounting Tools

Follow these tips for using the popular accounting software right.

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax Accountant

While you may think of accountants as numbers people, a good accountant does more than just crunch the numbers. Here's what to ask to find the best one.

Tips for Writeoffs, Obamacare and Keeping the Tax Man at Bay

Tax accountant Mark Kohler offers need-to-know advice to business owners.

The Fiscal Cliff Deal and Small-Business Job Creation

While the political compromise in Washington might have been an overall plus for the U.S. economy, the measures are likely to damp small-business employment.

What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff Deal and Saving Taxes in 2013

Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about the American Taxpayer Relief Act.

Tax Time: 1099s for Contractor Wages Made Easy

New IRS-approved web filing options make filing 1099 forms a breeze.

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About What's Ahead in 2013 for the U.S. Economy

Given the business outlook for the coming year, it's hard to find any winners and the list of losers is long.

The Year-End Accounting Missteps of Rookie Entrepreneurs

This time of year may be about giving, but don't forget to devote plenty of time to getting your books in order. Here are a few often-missed year-end accounting tasks.

Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers

As Republicans and Democrats lock horns in Washington over tax thresholds, small business owners say they just need some clarity.

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