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S-corps and Partnerships: Extension Deadline September 15th

 S-corps and Partnerships: Extension Deadline September 15th

Summer is over and school is back in session. Time for us to leave the beaches behind and head back to reality. Not only is vacation time over, the second tax season has begun. Now, if you filed your returns in April, you’re in the clear. I’m talking to those of us who elected to file extensions to put off the dreaded task of paying Uncle Sam.

Payroll Solutions for Small Businesses

Payroll Solutions for Small Businesses

Today’s topic focuses on payroll solutions for small businesses. When first starting out, a large population of small business owners, especially solopreneurs, will skip out on a payroll solution. And soon enough, we discover the cost of doing so: that large year-end tax bill.

Cost of Goods Sold or Expenses

Cost of Goods Sold or Expenses

Financial reports paint a picture of how well a business is performing, if they have room for growth, and when they should reduce spending to keep the doors open when sales are low. The most important one up for discussion is often the Income Statement, also referred to as a Profit and Loss.

Poor Habits Lead to Weak Cash Flow

Poor Habits Lead to Weak Cash Flow

In speaking to Jowanna Parris-Daley of Daley Word, we shared a common concern for the small businesses we support: poor cash flow management. This topic is always on the top of the list for businesses, no matter how long they’ve been in operation. It’s especially crucial for new business owners to grasp the cause and effect of certain habits. Below are two areas where most new businesses fail resulting in a weak cash flow.

Filed an Extension: The Clock is Ticking

Filed an Extension: The Clock is Ticking

While celebrating this year, I hope you haven’t forgotten the IRS Tax Return Filing Deadline of October 15th. The dreaded day is less than 60 days away. And the short time left is hardly enough time to gather all your business income and expenses for 2017. Looking through bank statements, searching for mileage and all the indirect costs related to running your business last year will be a defeating task.

Say Goodbye to Entertainment Expenses

  Say Goodbye to Entertainment Expenses

With the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, small businesses are scrambling to understand how their expenses will be fair for the slaughter of deductible expenses. Many will be surprised at the items that will no longer be considered a tax deduction.

Employee Meals Are Not Always 100% Deductible

Employee Meals Are Not Always 100% Deductible

Company perks keep employees happy and somewhat encouraged to be productive. Occasional bonuses or functions make them feel apart of the team. And food is everyone’s favorite path to the heart. Read more …

Tax Breaks from Pass-through Entities

Tax Breaks from Pass-through Entities

For decades, small businesses have struggled to make their mark in many industries. Working against well-established big business has put a strain on their abilities to compete. Another hidden dagger that has proven to be a dream-killer is taxation of the little person trying to earn an earnest living on his or her own.

So! You Filed An Extension – Now What?

 So! You Filed An Extension – Now What?

Many of us have filed tax filing extensions with the IRS this year. And the thought of completing the task haunts our most wonderful dreams at night. That box of receipts in the corner or the stack of bank statements that still need to be highlighted awaits us. Our tax preparer is waiting for us to complete this packet of paper they refer to as a tax organizer.

Bookkeeping: Your Business Tax Plan

Bookkeeping: Your Business Tax Plan

Hello fellow entrepreneurs! Thank you for being apart of our blog reading today. Welcome to another read on The Keys. It’s your favorite Money Motivator – Growth Instigator, Erica Fields bringing you the keys to your financial house!! Planning is a setup for success. Tax planning involves many parts and bookkeeping is a major one for business.