on November 8, 2012
For most Americans, April 15 is the big tax deadline each year. But for those who don’t have an employer withholding money from their paychecks — namely, small-business owners — payments are actually due four times a year.
These quarterly estimated taxe…Read » Views: 999
on November 2, 2012
Small-business owners new to their role are expected to ramp up quickly. They need to have strong leadership skills (even when don’t come naturally), they need to think quickly on their feet, and sooner rather than later, they need to become tax experts.
Wi…Read » Views: 402
on October 25, 2012
Incorporation can be a smart decision for small businesses as they start to grow. Knowing when and how to do it, however, is sometimes difficult, and the process can be complicated.
Here are four (often costly) incorporation mistakes that small businesses ten…Read » Views: 270
on October 22, 2012
It can be easy to forget about Uncle Sam when you’re in the midst of day-to-day operations, but making tax mistakes can be costly for your small business. To help you prevent hearing the knock of the IRS at your door, here are five common tax-centric mistake…Read » Views: 287
on October 12, 2012
No one likes to be audited by the IRS. Most tax audits, however, are just requests for more information and, as long as you have the appropriate documentation, they can be a breeze.
As a small-business owner, you are required to keep original receipts and inv…Read » Views: 288
on September 25, 2012
After years of fights and reprieves, California’s sales tax for online retail purchases officially went into effect on Sept. 15. That means every out-of-state business that sells more than $1 million to California customers has to start collecting tax on tho…Read » Views: 402
on September 4, 2012
Payroll processing can provoke no shortage of headaches for those new to small-business ownership. Setting up your company’s payroll — from computing employee taxes to establishing routine pay periods — can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to le…Read » Views: 422
on April 13, 2012
So you decided to outsource yourself — and your small business — to someplace outside the United States with better weather, nicer scenery, and lower overhead. But even though you’ve escaped the typical 9-to-5, Uncle Sam still wants a piece of you.
Here…Read » Views: 219