Common items that can be written off by your business for taxation purposes

In order to generate income, you have to spend money . However, federal tax laws can offer some relief from the pain of company expenses .There are common business write-offs that can lower taxable income and reduce your company’s tax obligation on April 15. Overall, the expenses that are written off by a business usually have to be standard in that particular industry and essential to the business [...]

By |2018-08-11T12:41:05+00:00July 11th, 2018|Business Services|Comments Off on Common items that can be written off by your business for taxation purposes

Why Small Businesses Require The Services Of A CPA

All businesses, regardless of their sizes, require the services of a tax and financial advisor. Nevertheless, your business needs the services of a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and not simply an accountant. Distinguishing Between CPAs and Accountants The term accountant’ generally refers to tax and finance professionals who abide by specified rules and regulations such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(or GAAP).These are rules and standards that are established [...]

By |2018-05-29T11:45:43+00:00May 29th, 2018|CPA-Blog|Comments Off on Why Small Businesses Require The Services Of A CPA

How To Pay Quarterly Taxes As A Self-Employed Person

Any self-employed person might be obliged to pay quarterly taxes. An individual who is self-employed can be described as one who: Operates as an independent contractor Works in a particular field or trade as a sole proprietor Belongs to a partnership that carries out business activities, for example a limited liability company (LLC) Operates a business by themselves, even if it is part-time Denna Smith, a Seattle-based [...]

By |2018-03-23T14:50:59+00:00March 23rd, 2018|CPA-Blog|Comments Off on How To Pay Quarterly Taxes As A Self-Employed Person

What You Need to Do If You Get a Tax Audit Notice from the IRS

You may be wondering about the implication of being notified that your taxes are being audited. A tax audit is simply an accounting process where the IRS reviews your business or individual financial records to ascertain that you have filed your tax return correctly. If you demonstrate that your original tax return was accurate and complete, you will not be asked anything more. But in the event [...]

By |2018-03-12T10:43:36+00:00March 12th, 2018|CPA-Blog, IRS Representation, Tax Tips|Comments Off on What You Need to Do If You Get a Tax Audit Notice from the IRS

9 Signs That Indicate You Can Benefit From Hiring An Accountant

­­­­­­A lot of individuals use TurboTax until their finances reach a certain level of complexity. If it took you several hours to prepare your tax returns this year, it is probably time to hire an accountant to handle your personal or business taxes. TurboTax and other related programs are great for those who have a fairly simple tax situation. They operate well for individuals with businesses, simplified income [...]

By |2018-03-12T10:14:37+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Business Services, CPA-Blog|Comments Off on 9 Signs That Indicate You Can Benefit From Hiring An Accountant

Frequent Payroll Mistakes And What You Can Do To Avoid Them

While it is true that all of us make mistakes, it is advisable to try to avoid them when it comes to payroll. Regrettably, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. It is therefore important to acquaint yourself with the fundamental principles of payroll and labor laws before you hire new workers. In order to help you reduce the chances of making errors when you [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:24:41+00:00January 31st, 2018|CPA-Blog|Comments Off on Frequent Payroll Mistakes And What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Projected Income Tax Brackets And Rates For 2017

The proportion of your personal income that goes to the government will be determined by the income tax rates and your income tax bracket. As a small business owner, you can use projections to assist you as you plan and budget for your taxes. How your business structure affects your income tax When it comes to taxation, the majority of businesses are flow-through entities. For sole proprietorships, LLCs [...]

By |2017-12-13T14:00:48+00:00December 6th, 2017|Business Services, CPA-Blog, IRS Representation, Tax Deductions, Tax Returns, Tax Services, Tax Tips|Comments Off on Projected Income Tax Brackets And Rates For 2017

What is The Difference Between Standard and Itemized Tax Deductions?

Taxpayers have the option of claiming the standard tax deduction or itemizing their deductions (listing them separately) by whichever reduces their tax liability the most.  Here is a breakdown of the two. Standard Deduction A standard deduction refers to a set dollar amount that can reduce your income tax bill. The deduction depends on your tax filing status. For the 2017 tax year, the applicable standard deduction is [...]

By |2018-01-31T13:59:22+00:00November 27th, 2017|Business Services, CPA-Blog, IRS Representation, Tax Deductions, Tax Services, Tax Tips|Comments Off on What is The Difference Between Standard and Itemized Tax Deductions?

Private IRS Debt Collectors

You may have heard the adage “The IRS will never call you”, commonly shared among taxpayers to help distance friends and loved-ones from telephone scammers. While it is always wise to be extra careful with anyone claiming to be contacting you on behalf of the IRS, the line has recently become a little more blurred. The Internal Revenue Service has begun a new private collection program of certain overdue federal tax [...]

By |2017-11-21T13:22:39+00:00June 1st, 2017|IRS Representation, Tax Services|Comments Off on Private IRS Debt Collectors