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17 10, 2017

What You Need to Know About the Possible Tax Reform

By | 2017-10-17T20:44:01+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Business Advice, Financial, For CPA's, Tax, The Tax GAB|0 Comments

The Republican members of Congress just released a proposal for their vision on tax reform. This is an issue we’ve been hearing about since Trump’s campaign, and  many of us may be wondering what it means this time around. Some issues have been addressed with more specificity than before, but some issues are still lacking [...]

17 10, 2017

8 Ways to Help Save Money as a Startup

By | 2017-10-17T20:42:18+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Blog, Business Advice, Financial, For CPA's, Hiring, Monthly GAB, new business owner, New employees, Small Business GAB, Starting a new business, time and money savers|0 Comments

One of the most exciting adventures in life is starting a new business. It opens a world of opportunity to extend helpful services and make life easier for those around us. However, in the beginning stages of building a business there are several unavoidable expenses but by following these 8 tips on increasing profits you [...]

4 07, 2017

Are You Ignoring the Household Employee Payroll Rules?

By | 2017-08-14T15:42:57+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Blog, Business Advice, Financial, Hiring, Monthly GAB, New employees, Small Business GAB, Tax|Comments Off on Are You Ignoring the Household Employee Payroll Rules?

  If you hire a domestic worker to provide services in or around your home, you probably have a tax liability that you don’t know about – or one that you do know about but are ignoring. Either situation can come back to bite you. When the worker is your employee, your liability includes both [...]

27 04, 2017

Why Am I Paying so Much in Taxes? A Tax Professional Can Help You Avoid Common Mistakes

By | 2017-04-27T15:02:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog, Financial, Tax|1 Comment

If you've ever wondered why your small business pays so much in taxes, maybe it's because you need to hire a tax professional to help you avoid common mistakes. There are a number of mistakes businesses routinely make that cost them big money when paying taxes, such as not choosing the right entity type for [...]

6 04, 2017

The Benefits of Making a Business Plan with Forward Focused Financials During the Startup Phase

By | 2017-04-06T15:27:23+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Blog, Business Advice, Financial|Comments Off on The Benefits of Making a Business Plan with Forward Focused Financials During the Startup Phase

As an entrepreneur you have to juggle many responsibilities, especially when you are trying to start the business. From marketing to product development, it's important to make sure everything goes smoothly as a founder. Although it may be tempting to just focus on other things, there are many advantages to making a business plan with [...]

20 01, 2017

Not Business as Usual for Employers: W-2 and 1099-MISC Filing Dates Moved Up

By | 2017-01-20T14:34:38+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Blog, Financial, Monthly GAB|Comments Off on Not Business as Usual for Employers: W-2 and 1099-MISC Filing Dates Moved Up

The IRS, in an effort to combat rampant tax filing fraud, has introduced what they hope will be two new fraud-prevention measures for the upcoming filing season. The first will purposely delay until February 15 the issuance of refunds for tax returns where there is an earned income tax credit (EITC) and/or a refundable child [...]

2 12, 2016

Ringing Out 2016 in QuickBooks

By | 2016-12-02T12:56:32+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Accounting, Blog, Financial, Monthly GAB|Comments Off on Ringing Out 2016 in QuickBooks

2017 is just around the corner. Now’s the time to do your end-of-year QuickBooks tasks. Since early January of this year, you’ve been faithfully creating new records, entering transactions, and recording payments. You’ve run basic reports. You’ve done your collection duties. You may have paid employees and submitted payroll taxes. Now the end of the [...]

2 12, 2016

Increasing Minimum Wage: What you need to know!

By | 2016-12-02T12:29:30+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Financial, Monthly GAB, Small Business GAB, Tax, The Tax GAB|Comments Off on Increasing Minimum Wage: What you need to know!

Whew! Elections are over. Now here is some of the fallout for employers: As you may already know Arizona voters passed Proposition 206 for an increase to minimum wage from $8.05 to $10 starting January 1st, 2017. Here are a few more details on the changes below. Increase the minimum wage to $10 in 2017, [...]

2 11, 2016

Seniors Beware, Affordable Care Act Will Be Cutting Your Medical Deductions

By | 2016-11-02T13:56:21+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Blog, Financial, Monthly GAB|Comments Off on Seniors Beware, Affordable Care Act Will Be Cutting Your Medical Deductions

When an individual itemizes deductions, one of those deductions is the cost of medical and dental expenses, including health insurance premiums. However, the medical expense deduction has been historically limited to the amount that exceeds 7.5% of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). With passage of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, [...]