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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.

Fiscal Cliff Worries? Starting a New Business Could Be Your Best Tax Option

Higher taxes are all but certain. Here are four ways starting a new business can help you offset the impact of any fiscal cliff changes.

3 Things to Consider Before Your Business Donates to Charity

It's the season of giving. But before you open your wallet, follow this checklist to make sure you get your money is put to the best use.

Inside What Small-Business Owners Had to Say to Obama About the Fiscal Cliff

Several small-business owners met with the president this week to discuss the possible fiscal cliff. We caught up with one entrepreneur to find out what they talked about.

Your Startup's Top 3 Most Trusted Accounting Allies

When you're first starting up, making a few accounting allies can help set you on the right track to have hassle-free financials.

What's the Best Outcome for Small Business on the Fiscal Cliff? (Opinion)

Entrepreneurship professor Scott Shane's insights on how spending cuts and tax increases could affect you.

Tax Reform a Priority for Small Business Owners

According to a new survey entrepreneurs are in favor of extending current tax rates, but are open to eliminating deductions.

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.

Why Mid-Year Tax Reviews Are a Must for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Waiting until the end of the year to get your books in order can be a losing gamble. Consider knocking out those year-end anxieties now.

Should Small Business Fear the Fiscal Cliff? (Opinion)

Think concerns over the coming federal spending cuts and tax increases are overblown? Think again. Here's why.

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