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  • These Business Tax Deductions Require Special Attention

    November 16

    As a business owner, it is good practice to take advantage of as many tax deductions as possible. By doing so, you lower your taxable income and are able to keep more money in the business.

  • What States Have the Best Tax Rates for Small Businesses?

    November 14

    As we all become more mobile, so do our small businesses. More business owners than ever are shopping around for a better state to conduct their commerce.

  • 3 Tips for Facing a Small Business Tax Audit

    November 9

    There is nothing worse than receiving that dreaded letter in the mail. You know which one. The one from the IRS explaining they need more information from you.

  • How Does Paid Sick Leave Work in California?

    November 9

    As an employer or employee in the state of California, it's important to understand the finer details associated with the applicable paid sick leave laws.

  • Tax Credits to Pass Along to Your Small Business Clients

    October 30

    Staying current on information regarding business tax credits for your clients can result in deeper relationships as they will see you as their trusted advisor who has their best interests in mind.

  • 5 Tips for Setting Up a New Company's Payroll

    October 14

    Are you in the process of getting your business up and running? Although you are wearing many hats at this time, it is important to pay the most attention to the details that can “make or break” your company during the startup phase.

  • How to Fill Out the W-4

    September 27

    As an employee, there is no tax form more important than your W-4. Also known as an Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, this form is one that every employee needs to complete before his or her first day on the job.

  • Advantages of Weekly Payroll vs. Monthly Payroll

    September 24

    From the moment a company starts hiring employees, it must decide what payroll schedule to follow. While this may sound like an easy decision, there are many options to consider.

  • Advantages of Monthly Payroll vs. Quarterly Payroll

    September 18

    As you attempt to settle on a particular payroll schedule, you will find that there are multiple options – some of which are going to be better for your business than others.

  • The Payroll Schedule: How to Create One

    September 15

    Small business owners often spend a lot of time developing and utilizing the payroll schedule. While most owners aren’t payroll experts, a flawless schedule is critical. When payroll mistakes happen, employees may get shortchanged or paid late. This can really hurt morale and cause employees to question your competence. If you’ve never created a payroll schedule before, here’s how to start and get it right from the first paycheck.

  • IRS Cracks Down on Expense Reports: Are You Ready?

    September 11

    Employees who travel a lot for business – executives and owners – are juicy targets for an auditor. The IRS is cracking down on expense reports and determining that some reimbursements you receive may be taxable.

  • 4 Fall Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner

    September 10

    With the fall season closing in, it won’t be long before the end of the year is here. Rather than save all tax related questions, concerns, and responsibilities for December and January, now is the time to review your situation.

  • The Rise of the Machines: Payroll in the Early 1900s

    September 9

    What event made payroll more recognizable to us in 2010 than anything in 20th century history? Go ahead and take a guess.

  • How the New Overtime Rules Could Impact Your Business

    September 9

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued their Final Overtime Rule that will become effective on December 1, 2016. ​

  • Calculating Payroll Taxes 101 - [UPDATED]

    September 9

    For many employees, payday is up there with Christmas and birthdays — but even better since it comes around more than once a year. For employers, on the other hand, payday can be a never-ending and sometimes pretty stressful responsibility. While payroll services and software are readily available, employers may still have to devote a good chunk of time and grit to comply with both employment and tax laws to make sure payroll flows smoothly each pay period. Thankfully, there are some general guidelines to follow when it comes to basic payroll calculations.

  • Payroll in 1800s America

    September 8

    In the Wild West, Jose Estrada, paymaster for a mining copy in California, wasn’t just cutting checks in the frontier. In 1821, he received what many scholars believe to be the first polio vaccination in the America. All in a day’s work for an exploratory paymaster.

  • Powdered Wigs, Palfrey, and Pierce: Payroll in the 1700s

    September 7

    A pope opposed slavery. A kite, a key, and a forefather proved lightning is electricity. A revolution in France sparked the best of times and the worst of times. A new nation was born in Independence Hall and forged in a battle that pitted democracy against monarchy.

  • Small Business Owners: Prepare for These Tax Changes

    September 2

    Tax season may be many months away, but before you know it the calendar will turn and April 15th will be staring you in the face.

  • The Difference Between Tax Penalties and Interest

    August 18

    Many taxpayers lump together penalties and interest, thinking that they are the same thing. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Are you Eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

    July 27

    As a small employer, your company may be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. With this tax credit, saving money is a real possibility. Here is an example shared by the IRS: