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: 721
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: 802
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: 397
on March 29, 2012
Whether you believe that entrepreneurs are born or made, small-business ownership requires you to perform diverse duties, some of which you may know very little about. The more skills and knowledge you possess, of course, the less paid assistance you’ll need…Read » Views: 448
on March 27, 2012
Looking to maximize your business deductions this tax season? If you work full-time or even occasionally from a dedicated home office, you can take advantage of a few lesser-known IRS tax write-offs.
Here are five deductible expenses you may have overlooked:
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on February 22, 2012
I know I’m starting to sound like the boy who cried wolf, but I swear that I’m getting closer to actually hiring someone to help run the business. While hiring someone has always scared me, I’m starting to see that the real pain point is payroll.
Sure, there …Read » Views: 411
on January 31, 2012
Whether you file your own federal taxes or outsource the task to a pro, you’ll want to be aware of some important changes to U.S. tax laws in 2012. Here are a few items (in order of relative importance for small-business owners) that may affect your small bu…Read » Views: 437
on January 30, 2012
Short on cash? Bartering can help you to obtain all sorts of products and services (anything from a new website to a doctor’s appointment) without paying out of pocket. But be advised: Uncle Sam requires you report the fair market value of anything you recei…Read » Views: 427