Video Workshop: What You Need to Know About Schedule C and Other Business Tax Forms

Free Video Workshop for New Business Owners The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center at the IRS website irs.gov is a great resource for small businesses. They have recently designed a new program - Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop.  The workshop has nine interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and … [Read more...]

Video Workshop: What New Businesses Need to Know About Federal Taxes

Free Video Workshop for New Business Owners The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center at the IRS website irs.gov is a great resource for small businesses. They have recently designed a new virtual workshop, Small Business Taxes, to help new business owners understand their federal tax obligations.  Click below to start Lesson 1 - What You Need to Know About … [Read more...]

Changes to Depreciation Are Affecting Businesses Now

The IRS wants to remind businesses that the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may affect their depreciation deductions and taxes. Business taxpayers can generally depreciate tangible property except land, including buildings, machinery, vehicles, furniture and equipment. Changes to depreciation and how they will affect businesses could include: Businesses can … [Read more...]

It’s National Small Business Week!

The US Small Business Administration presents National Small Business Week April 29-May 5.  One of the main events of Small Business Week is the three-day Virtual Conference, created by the SBA and SCORE Association. You will have a chance to participate in webinars taught by national experts, all free of charge. The webinars cover a wide range small business issues, … [Read more...]

It’s Time for a Paycheck Checkup

The Internal Revenue Service has released a new version of Form W-4 (the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) and an updated withholding calculator to help taxpayers adjust the amount of taxes that are withheld from their paychecks. New tax law changes make it especially important for certain taxpayers to visit the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov. If you … [Read more...]

IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2018

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 54.5 cents for every mile of … [Read more...]

Unhappy Employees Can Cost Your Business Big Bucks

It is easy to look at employee turnover as a regular part of doing business. While a certain amount of turnover is inevitable, it is worth doing whatever you can to keep your employees happy, healthy and satisfied in their positions. According to the US Department of Labor, 20% of workers voluntarily leave their jobs, while another 15% are fired. If you take into … [Read more...]

Flexible Spending Plans (FSA) Can Benefit Both Employees and Employers

Although the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still unclear, it’s likely that health insurance costs will continue to increase in the future regardless of the outcome. Business owners are finding that they are requiring greater employee contributions or needing to offer reduced coverage as costs increase. In addition, the ACA has made it more difficult for … [Read more...]

5 Important Tax Tips For New Businesses

Tax tips from the IRS for new businesses, including information on business structures, taxes, Employer Identification Numbers, accounting methods, and employee health care. When you start a business, one key to success is knowing about your federal tax obligations. From choosing the structure of your business to handling payroll taxes, here are five basic tax … [Read more...]

New Alert from the IRS – Watch Out for Business Email Compromise Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning to businesses today about a new email scam. It involves scammers impersonating company executives in emails to gain access to W-2 forms, wire transfers, and other potentially damaging information. Read on to see how you and your business can protect yourself.   WASHINGTON – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax … [Read more...]