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What Small Businesses Care About This Election Year

What Small Businesses Care About This Election Year

New data reveals business owners' top concerns and confusion.
Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

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

Find out how your state and county compare to the rest of U.S.
Lowering Taxes on Manufacturers Won't Help Small Business (Opinion)

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

Giving special treatment to one industry leads to misallocation of resources to that favored business sector.
What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners

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

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.
Filed Your Taxes? You Deserve a Cup of Coffee

Filed Your Taxes? You Deserve a Cup of Coffee

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
Senate Offers Its Own Small-Business Tax-Cut Plan

Senate Offers Its Own Small-Business Tax-Cut Plan

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.
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

Next week, Congress will take up a piece of legislation that would give businesses with fewer than 500 employees a one-year tax break.
How a Health Savings Account Can Be a Smart Tax Strategy

How a Health Savings Account Can Be a Smart Tax Strategy

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

Should American Entrepreneurs Favor Tariffs? (Opinion)

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.
How to Avoid the Biggest Bookkeeping Mistake

How to Avoid the Biggest Bookkeeping Mistake

Accountant Mark Kohler shares tips for how to steer clear of this tax time no-no.
Why You Should Consider Using the Home-Based Office Deduction

Why You Should Consider Using the Home-Based Office Deduction

Accountant Mark Kohler explains how this write-off can be useful come tax time.
Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes

Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes

Consider these ideas for tax breaks on your 2011 taxes.
Five Tips For Avoiding a Tax Audit

Five Tips For Avoiding a Tax Audit

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

Four Online Apps That Can Be Handy Come Tax Time

Frustrated or tired of using your current accounting tool? You might want to give one of these a try.
A Quick Guide for 'Solopreneurs' at Tax Time

A Quick Guide for 'Solopreneurs' at Tax Time

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.
How to Save Money With the Small Business Health-Care Tax Credit

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

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

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

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.
What You Need to Prove a Business Expense

What You Need to Prove a Business Expense

Think your credit card statement is enough to verify business expenses to the IRS? Think again.
How to Write Off Your Car or Truck for Business

How to Write Off Your Car or Truck for Business

It's tax season -- time to ponder that annual conundrum: How much of my vehicle usage can I claim as a business expense?
A Proposal to Expand Health-Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses

A Proposal to Expand Health-Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses

The Obama administration's 2013 budget includes a proposal to make health-care tax credits available to another 140,000 small businesses.
Online Sellers Brace for a New Tax Filing Requirement

Online Sellers Brace for a New Tax Filing Requirement

Some small businesses may need to declare added income on their 2011 returns. Here's what you need to know if do business on eBay or Etsy.
Tips to Help You Plan Your Business Taxes in 2012

Tips to Help You Plan Your Business Taxes in 2012

From estate planning to health care, here's how to prepare for next year's tax time.
Six Year-End Tax-Saving Tips

Six Year-End Tax-Saving Tips

Consider these last-minute tax-saving strategies for small businesses -- before it's too late.
Temporary Payroll Tax Extension Passes in Time for the Holidays

Temporary Payroll Tax Extension Passes in Time for the Holidays

The two-month temporary extension of the payroll tax cut was finally signed into law, keeping an average of $40 per paycheck in the pocket of working Americans.
Millionaire's Tax Could Stall Small-Business Jobs Engine (Opinion)

Millionaire's Tax Could Stall Small-Business Jobs Engine (Opinion)

Policymakers fail to see how a surcharge tax on the wealthy could hurt the employment and economic growth that small businesses generate.

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