When creating a budget, it's essential to estimate your spending as realistically as possible. Here are five budget-related errors commonly made by small businesses and some tips for avoiding them. Not Setting Goals It's almost impossible to set spending priorities without clear goals for the coming year. It's important to identify, in detail, your business and financial goals and what you want or need to achieve in your business. Underestimating Costs Every business has ancillary or...
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Tax Tips for April 2022
Click on the links below to jump to each section in this article: File on Time Even if You Can't Pay What To Do if You're Missing Important Tax Documents Tax Credits To Help Cover Costs of Higher Education Small Business: Rent Expenses May Be Tax-deductible Taxpayer Rights: Pay No More Than the Correct Amount File on Time Even if You Can't Pay Generally, taxpayers should file their tax returns by the deadline even if they cannot pay the total amount due, but if you can't, there are several...
Cash Management Tips for Your Small Business
Cash flow is the lifeblood of every small business but many business owners underestimate just how vital managing cash flow is to their business's success. In fact, a healthy cash flow is more important than your business's ability to deliver its goods and services. While that might seem counterintuitive, consider this: if you fail to satisfy a customer and lose that customer's business, you can always work harder to please the next customer. If you fail to have enough cash to pay your...
Small Business Financing: Securing a Loan
At some point, most small business owners will visit a bank or other lending institution to borrow money. Understanding what your bank wants and how to approach them properly can mean the difference between getting a loan for expansion or scrambling to find cash from other sources. Unfortunately, many business owners fall victim to several common, but potentially destructive myths regarding financing, such as: Lenders are eager to provide money to small businesses Banks are willing sources of...
Small Business Taxpayers: The Year in Review
Here’s what business owners need to know about tax changes for 2021.
Small Business: Tips for Ensuring Financial Success
Can you point your company in the direction of financial success, step on the gas, and then sit back and wait to arrive at your destination? Probably not.
Six Things To Know Before You Start a Business
Starting your own business is an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Understanding the tax responsibilities of starting a business venture can save taxpayers money and help set them up for success. That’s where a tax professional can help.
Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters
Recovery efforts after natural disasters can be costly. With floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters affecting so many people throughout the U.S. this year, many have been left wondering how they’re going to pay for the cleanup or when their businesses will be able to reopen. The good news is that there is relief for taxpayers – but only if you meet certain conditions.
Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses
According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses employ half of all private-sector employees in the United States. However, a majority of small businesses do not offer their workers retirement savings benefits.
Small Business: Understanding Payroll Expenses
Federal law requires most employers to withhold federal taxes from their employees’ wages. Whether you’re a small business owner who is just starting or one who has been in business for a while – ready to hire an employee or two – here is what you should know about withholding, reporting, and paying employment taxes.