Ken Boyd

Ken Boyd

Ken Boyd is the Co-Founder of, and owns St. Louis Test Preparation ( He provides blogs, videos and speaking services on accounting and finance. Ken is the author of four Dummies books, including Cost Accounting for Dummies.


Your guide to the 2019 standard deduction and itemized deductions

Mastering your taxes means mastering your deductions. To help, we’ve assembled a 2018 list of tax deductions that you can—and should—take in 2019.

Form 1040 instructions for small business owners and the self-employed

Filing your taxes incorrectly can lead to problems with the IRS. Make sure you're ready this tax season with these Form 1040 instructions.

Is it Time to Reevaluate How You Manage Payroll?

Learn about the key factors to consider when evaluating your payroll processing system. Make changes to grow your business and successfully manage payroll.

How to lower your business insurance cost

Implement one or two of these tips and you could save thousands a year on insurance costs.

How to calculate depreciation expense and reap the benefits

The accounting process for tracking the decreasing value of a business' asset during the asset's useful life.

A small business owner's guide to double-entry bookkeeping

A double-entry bookkeeping system is the best way to ensure your financial reports are error free. Here's how it works and how you can get started.

IRS Schedule B instructions for small business owners

Learn how interest and dividend income is reported on Schedule B, and how your income is taxed. Read about how Schedule B is connected to Form 1040.

Do small businesses need a POS?

A Point of Sales System can be the difference maker for Small Business. Learn how to get the most of POS technology to improve your operation and increase profits.

SUTA: Everything you need to know about state unemployment taxes

Learn what the SUTA payroll tax is and how to calculate the tax correctly. Read about how SUTA impacts your federal unemployment tax liability.

10 frequently asked questions about payroll processing

Here are answers to 10 commonly asked questions about payroll processing and payroll tax.

What is payroll? A complete guide for small business owners

What is payroll? It's one of the most important aspects of running your business. Here's what you need to know to manage payroll for your employees.

9 common sales tax errors you didn't know you were making

Businesses must collect sales taxes on many types of sales. Here are 9 common sales tax errors that may have flown completely under the radar. Use these tips to manage the process of paying and collecting taxes

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