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    4 Easy Steps for Handling Your Company’s Payroll

    by 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…

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    Dealing with Taxes While Living Abroad

    by 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…

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    4 Small-Business Skills Worth Sharpening

    by 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…

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    5 Home-Office Tax Deductions You May Have Overlooked

    by 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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    In the Trenches: Dizzying Payroll Rules

    by 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 …

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    2012 Tax Law Changes You Need to Know

    by 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…

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    3 Tips for Avoiding Tax Trouble in Business Bartering

    by 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…

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    5 Things You Should Never Say to the IRS

    by on January 3, 2012

    Some truths in life — and business — are better left unspoken, particularly when it comes to federal taxes. If an unexpected tax bill or audit comes your way, bear in mind these five things you should never say to an IRS agent.

    “I’m going to fight this …

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