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What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

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In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
August 13, 2012 in Money
How to Properly Close Your Business

How to Properly Close Your Business

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Remember to take care of these five things when if you have to go out of business.
The Fiscal Cliff: 3 Tax Changes You Need to Know Are Coming

The Fiscal Cliff: 3 Tax Changes You Need to Know Are Coming

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At the end of the year, a slew of tax breaks are set to expire, effectively increasing your bill to Uncle Sam. Here is a rundown of some of the changes that may not heard about.
July 23, 2012 in Tax Center
Why You Should Hire Your Kids This Summer

Why You Should Hire Your Kids This Summer

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Putting your children on your payroll can help save on taxes and give them a taste of entrepreneurship.
July 12, 2012 in Tax Center
Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

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Establishing solid corporate and accounting strategies from the start is critical when launching a business. Consider this advice to get off on the right financial foot.
July 2, 2012 in Starting a Business

The Health-Care Law's Mandate: A Tax on Young Americans?

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Minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold the health-care law, critics lambasted it for amounting to a massive new tax -- which would mostly affect young people.
June 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits

Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits

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Many small businesses could save big bucks by taking advantage of a tax credit long popular with larger companies.
May 30, 2012 in Money
Is the Health Care Tax Credit a Dud?

Is the Health Care Tax Credit a Dud?

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A Government Accountability Office report says the effort to help small businesses pay for health care is too complex to be useful.
May 24, 2012 in Tax Center
What Small Businesses Care About This Election Year

What Small Businesses Care About This Election Year

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New data reveals business owners' top concerns and confusion.
May 22, 2012 in Tax Center
Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

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Find out how your state and county compare to the rest of U.S.
May 10, 2012 in Management & Operations
Lowering Taxes on Manufacturers Won't Help Small Business (Opinion)

Lowering Taxes on Manufacturers Won't Help Small Business (Opinion)

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Giving special treatment to one industry leads to misallocation of resources to that favored business sector.
May 1, 2012 in Tax Center
What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners

What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners

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The Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would impose a minimum tax of 30 percent on all individuals with incomes of more than $1 million.
April 16, 2012 in Tax Center
Filed Your Taxes? You Deserve a Cup of Coffee

Filed Your Taxes? You Deserve a Cup of Coffee

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Most companies link their promotions to days that people love to celebrate. Seattle's Best Coffee, among others, is tying its latest campaign to a day that most dread...Tax Day
April 11, 2012 in Franchises
Senate Offers Its Own Small-Business Tax-Cut Plan

Senate Offers Its Own Small-Business Tax-Cut Plan

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A few days after the House introduced its tax-cut proposal for small businesses, the Senate responded with its own plan to reduce the tax burden on the coveted demographic.
April 10, 2012 in Tax Center
How Does a 20 Percent Tax Cut Sound? Don't Hold Your Breath

How Does a 20 Percent Tax Cut Sound? Don't Hold Your Breath

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Next week, Congress will take up a piece of legislation that would give businesses with fewer than 500 employees a one-year tax break.
April 10, 2012 in Tax Center
Video: How a Health Savings Account Can Be a Smart Tax StrategyPlay Video

How a Health Savings Account Can Be a Smart Tax Strategy (Video)

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Have you been considering a health savings account? Here, accountant Mark Kohler explains the advantages.
April 9, 2012 in Tax Center
Should American Entrepreneurs Favor Tariffs? (Opinion)

Should American Entrepreneurs Favor Tariffs? (Opinion)

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Tarrifs raise the price of imported goods, which can hurt not only the sales of exporters but also can the local businesses in the importing country.
April 3, 2012 in Exploring New Markets
Video: How to Avoid the Biggest Bookkeeping MistakePlay Video

How to Avoid the Biggest Bookkeeping Mistake (Video)

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Accountant Mark Kohler shares tips for how to steer clear of this tax time no-no.
March 31, 2012 in Tax Center
Video: Why You Should Consider Using the Home-Based Office DeductionPlay Video

Why You Should Consider Using the Home-Based Office Deduction (Video)

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Accountant Mark Kohler explains how this write-off can be useful come tax time.
March 26, 2012 in Tax Center
Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes

Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes

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Consider these ideas for tax breaks on your 2011 taxes.
March 22, 2012 in Tax Center
Five Tips For Avoiding a Tax Audit

Five Tips For Avoiding a Tax Audit

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Before you file your taxes, watch out for these common red flags that could draw unwanted attention by the IRS.
March 15, 2012 in Tax Center
Four Online Apps That Can Be Handy Come Tax Time

Four Online Apps That Can Be Handy Come Tax Time

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Frustrated or tired of using your current accounting tool? You might want to give one of these a try.
March 12, 2012 in Apps & Software
A Quick Guide for 'Solopreneurs' at Tax Time

A Quick Guide for 'Solopreneurs' at Tax Time

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The tax-filing process for a one-person business can be intimidating the first time around. These tips will alert you to some of the nuances.
March 8, 2012 in Tax Center
Video: How to Save Money With the Small Business Health-Care Tax CreditPlay Video

How to Save Money With the Small Business Health-Care Tax Credit (Video)

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Accountant Mark Kohler explains the three rules for how to maximize this credit.
March 6, 2012 in Money
How the Republican Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small-Business Taxes

How the Republican Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small-Business Taxes

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The Presidential candidates will likely add to their reform agendas in the weeks ahead. But here's a look at the candidates' existing small-business tax plans.
March 6, 2012 in Tax Center

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