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

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

Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.
Barbara Weltman
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Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party
Finance

Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

Maintaining an alliance with small-business owners is in the best interests of big-business leaders. Instead, there is a fight brewing.
Scott Shane
Xero Raises Additional $150 Million, Challenging Intuit
Technology

Xero Raises Additional $150 Million, Challenging Intuit

Is your accounting software beautiful? New Zealand-based Xero thinks it should be.
Adam Toren
Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto Expenses
Taxes

Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto Expenses

Deducting auto expenses can confound small-business owners, but it doesn't have to. Here's a quick explanation of your options.
Mark J. Kohler
The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform
Finance

The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out.
Dean Zerbe
Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-Off
Taxes

Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-Off

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.
Mark J. Kohler
Growth Strategies

Why You Should Start Preparing Your Ultimate Exit Strategy Now

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.
J.D. Roth
October Means It's Tax Time For Many Businesses
Finance

October Means It's Tax Time For Many Businesses

Most folks don't think about taxes until the spring, but October has some important tax deadlines for business owners.
Barbara Weltman
The Tax Break Most 'Green' Entrepreneurs Forget
Finance

The Tax Break Most 'Green' Entrepreneurs Forget

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.
Dean Zerbe
The Richest, Poorest and Most Taxed States in America (Interactive Graphic)
Finance

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

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

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

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.
Mark J. Kohler
Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business
Finance

Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business

Don't get yourself in trouble with the IRS. Here's how to make sure you stay on top of tax deposits.
Mark J. Kohler
What To Do If You Receive a 1099-K Notice From the IRS
Finance

What To Do If You Receive a 1099-K Notice From the IRS

Stay calm: It may not be an audit. Get some professional tax advice, gather up your records and respond, says tax expert Barbara Weltman.
Barbara Weltman
The IRS Wants to Know If Your Freelancer Should Be Getting a W2
Finance

The IRS Wants to Know If Your Freelancer Should Be Getting a W2

When the U.S. government is hurting for pennies, you'd better mind your Ps and Qs.
Jeff Wald