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    4 Things You Need to Know About Contractors and Small-Business Taxes

    by on January 30, 2015

    If 2014 was the first year you hired a contractor or freelancer, you might be unaware of your responsibilities for tax time. Here we’ll look at what you need to do to ensure you comply with IRS rules and help your contractors file their taxes on time.
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    How New Healthcare Laws Affect Your Taxes

    by on January 28, 2015

    If you’re part of the 95% of private businesses that employ fewer than 50 workers, you may be wondering how new healthcare laws will impact small business owners in 2015. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in March 2010, d…

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    In the Trenches: Making Sense of 1099s

    by on January 21, 2015

    Unless you run H&R Block, you’re probably like me in hating tax season. But for me, it’s not the dollars that are the issue. It’s all the awful, time-consuming paperwork. And nothing is more confusing and annoying than dealing with a 1099.
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    3 Tax Deductions Available Only to Startup Businesses

    by on January 21, 2015

    If you started a business last year and incurred some expenses before you officially opened your doors, you may be entitled to deduct certain startup and organizational costs on your tax return this year. But the IRS has strict guidelines you must follow to cl…

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    How to Find an Accountant That Specializes in Freelance

    by on January 9, 2015

    If freelance work is your primary form of income, managing your taxes can be highly complicated. While software like QuickBooks Self-Employed will help facilitate the process, some business owners may opt to supplement that software with an accountant tha…

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    The Freelancer’s Guide to Income Tax

    by on January 8, 2015

    Whether this is your first year as a freelancer, or you’re a seasoned veteran, the tax rules and regulations surrounding freelance work are numerous and complicated. If you intend to handle the filing of your tax return yourself, there are some key deduc…

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    All You Need to Know About Using an Online Payroll Service

    by on January 7, 2015

    With payroll, timing is everything. You have to pay your employees on time, pay the IRS on time, and file all the right payroll tax forms with government agencies on time to stay compliant. This adds up to a lot of your time spent crunching numbers and stressi…

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    Expert Advice: What to Do if Your Business Owes Back Taxes to the IRS

    by on January 5, 2015

    Most small-business owners are meticulous about making sure their taxes are paid and on time, but sometimes the unexpected happens and they fall behind. We spoke to Terri E. Brunsdon, a CPA and an attorney with the Brunsdon Law Firm, about what options are ava…

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