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Let’s Be Reasonable…

Has your CPA had a compensation discussion with you recently? Did they infer that your compensation is “unreasonable”? Don’t take offense. It’s not personal. But as a business owner, paying yourself a salary that aligns with the general marketplace is essential. After all, if your compensation is deemed out of line, the IRS could get […]

Minimum Wage Changes Impact You in 2023

For employers with employees in multiple states, keeping up with numerous minimum wage rate changes can be a daunting task. While some states are on a schedule for annual increases to reach $15 an hour eventually, 12 states still adhere to the federal minimum. A significant influence regarding the adjustments has been the increased rate […]

Maximize Business Deductions Before Year End

Save on Your Tax Liability We’ve almost made it to the end of another year. Pretty soon, it’ll be tax season. And, while you might not want to worry about taxes before you have to, now is the perfect time to position yourself to pay a little less to the government. Here are several end-of-the-year […]

Accounting Method Changes for Small Business Taxpayers

Recently, the IRS and Treasury released two revenue procedures on accounting method changes for small business taxpayers. Rev. Procs. 2022-9 and 2022-14 enable small business taxpayers, not a tax shelter, to obtain automatic consent to change to simplified methods of accounting, i.e., the cash method of accounting. These changes: Modify existing automatic method changes; Add several new automatic […]

How to Change 1099 Contractors to W2 Employees

It’s the age-old tale of the 1099 and W2. You may have heard the long and gruesome story told by business owners who have been assessed thousands of dollars in back payroll taxes, interest, and penalties because they classified a worker as a contractor (1099) rather than an employee (W2). Could it happen to you? […]

Getting Paid Via PayPal? The Taxman’s Coming!

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In the past, online sellers and companies accepting PayPal or other third-party settlement organizations (TPSO) for goods and services only received IRS Form 1099K when engaging in at least 200 annual transactions worth over $20,000. That will change beginning January 1, 2022, when the American Rescue Plan Act replaces the former ruling with a single […]

To Tax or Not to Tax

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Which strategy is better? Paying your $50 doctor’s visit deductible with before-tax or after-tax dollars? If you said “before tax,” check if your employer offers an HSA (Health Savings Account) program. HSA’s are the tax-friendly way to pay your medical bills because dollars are deducted directly from your paycheck before taxes are calculated. Contributions made […]

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