ALERT! Late Tax Legislation Creating Havoc

Individual tax return deadline moved to May 17 Congress’ recent move to retroactively make a portion of 2020 unemployment income tax-free is creating havoc during this year’s tax filing season. Here is what you need to know. Background Unemployment compensation was received Read More

Starting a Business Now Could Make a Lot of Sense

The same factors that we’ve been dealing with for the past 12 months during the pandemic can also create an opportunity if you are considering starting a small business. Problems create opportunity For one thing, fewer businesses in the marketplace can mean Read More

The $24,000 Tax Time Bomb

A terrible tax surprise everyone should know What follows is a true story. A story with a sad ending. But one that has a lesson for everyone. Stick with the story, with a high degree of certainty you probably know someone in Read More

Get Your Contractor or Employee Classification Right!

Tax challenges can be VERY expensive As a small business owner, you may face the issue of whether to classify workers as employees or as independent contractors. Classifying your workers as independent contractors generally saves you money. That’s because you avoid paying Read More

The New World of Bank Reconciliations

Here’s a look at the new world of bank reconciliations and some ideas to use to ensure your bank account is accurate. The bank reconciliation purpose In a nutshell, a bank reconciliation ensures your account is accurate. This is done by comparing Read More

Your Turn! New and Classic Board Games

Board games are making a comeback during the pandemic as everyone looks to stay engaged during more stay-at-home time. Here are four of the most popular board games of all time and a corresponding board game similar to the classic game that Read More

Answers to Common Tax Questions

With the April 15 tax filing deadline right around the corner, here are answers to some common tax questions. When will I get my refund? The pandemic and additional stimulus payments will, in all probability, delay refund payments. But as of now Read More

Hiring Family Members – What You Need to Know!

Many business owners hire their children, their spouse, or other family members to work in their business. Sometimes this works out well. Other times it causes problems. Let’s look at the pros and cons of putting family members on your payroll. Hiring Read More

Your Identity is NOT Your Own!

How companies use your identity and what you can do to protect it. One of the most valuable things you own is YOU. Your identity includes the basics – where you live, your age, and your gender. But it also includes your Read More