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  • Avoiding the Top Small Business Tax Pitfalls

    March 14

    Ensuring you don’t fall victim to these tax traps will help you avoid hefty IRS fines, whether you’re just starting out or running your business day-to-day.

  • Top 10 Tips for Launching Your Startup and Building a Payroll

    March 3

    It starts with an idea—and often times it stops there. How many times have you heard someone talk about a great idea for a product or business, a startup?  Turning that great idea into a business takes determination, passion, creativity and endurance—among other things.  In fact, the entrepreneur’s path is the road less traveled with twists and turns; pivots and pirouettes; and stops and starts.  Starting a business is riddled with risks and rewards—and it’s not for the faint of heart.

  • Top 3 Home Business Deduction Questions

    February 25

    As a small business owner, there are many tax tips you can follow in the new year. With the April tax filing deadline closing in, now is the time to get organized and to answer any questions that may be on your mind.

  • Payroll Mistakes that Benefit Employees

    February 13

    For employees, it’s almost as good as hitting the lottery–they open their paychecks or log on to their bank accounts and find extra money courtesy of the company. 

  • Do I Pay Corporate Taxes or Personal Income Taxes?

    February 10

    Ahh, it’s tax season. As Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” But Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

  • How Do I Calculate Payroll Taxes? [Update]

    February 7

    Payroll taxes are federal, state and local taxes withheld from an employee's paycheck by the employer. These taxes consist of income taxes as well as Social Security and Medicare taxes, the latter two often referred to as "the payroll tax."

  • The W-2 Blueprint

    February 4

    We know that filling out a W-2 for your employees can be about as much fun as a root canal. All those tiny boxes that are hard to tell apart. A bunch of obscure rules you’re supposed to know. It’s easy to make a costly mistake or risk having it sent back to you because of an error.

  • What is in my W-2?

    February 3

    So many boxes, numbers, letters. Lots of blank spaces with tiny type above them asking about things like wages, Social Security, Medicare, tips, etc. What does it all mean? What goes in these boxes really? What is the control number and where is it located (see our description of Box D)?

  • Small Business Payroll Cost [Update]

    January 29

    When evaluating payroll services, the numerous options can be overwhelming. Ultimately, the price you pay will depend on your company’s specific needs. To get a better understanding of what to expect before contacting providers, let’s examine some typical services and fees associated with the cost of payroll.

  • Is a Payroll Service Worth the Cost for Your Small Business?

    January 16

    Now is a time of year when many businesses are considering signing up for a payroll service. Perhaps you’ve been doing payroll yourself and you’re tired of it, or you’ve hired on more employees, or you’ve been using a service that isn’t up to par.

  • Payroll Leap Year: Will it Benefit your Bank Account?

    January 9

    The last Leap Year was on February 29, 2012. The next one will come around on February 29, 2016.

  • The 2015 Small Business Year-end Tax Guide

    December 1

    The following guide will cover:

  • The 2014 Small Business Year-end Tax Guide

    December 12

    The following blog post will cover:

  • 3 Changes from the IRS for 2014

    December 5

    We know tax tips are important to small business owners. The last thing you want to do is have to pay more than your fair share or even worse have to pay a penalty. As usual, there are some key changes the IRS is making in 2014 that employers should know about.