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    4 Incorporation Mistakes Small Businesses Make

    by 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…

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    The Top 5 Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make

    by 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…

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    How to Make an IRS Audit Easier for You and Your Accountant

    by 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…

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    With California Aboard, 4 New Factors in the Online Sales-Tax Debate

    by 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…

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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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