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How to calculate & make the 2nd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment due June 17, 2019

It’s early June and I bet you’re in one of two camps. Either you filed your Form 1040 by April 15, 2019 and don’t want to think about taxes until next January. Or, you extended your Form 1040 by April 15, 2019, and you don’t want to think about taxes until the extended deadline of

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Why a business owner has to be like Tyrion Lannister

Today we’re going to look at the kinds of things a business owner should know and keep track of for tax purposes. What can a business owner learn from Tyrion Lannister and why is it important to emulate one of his characteristics? I’ll admit to being a big fan of Tyrion but I’m not a

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The business owner’s October checklist

I love October. It’s the kick-off to the holiday season, there’s still enough time left in the year to make course corrections in my annual goals, and the world turns burnt orange. Business owners can use this time to evaluate where they are and what more they want to accomplish before the year is over.

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Small business owners & personal expenses

Your personal expenses don’t become business expenses just because it’s paid for out of your business account. I know this seems obvious but I see it all the time so this is your friendly reminder about this subject. It’s currently only my mind this morning because I’m correcting a small partnership’s accounting to remove the owner’s personal expenses. 

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What you need to know about the Estimated Tax Payment due June 15, 2018

I’d like to say that you should make estimated tax payments because that’s what good, upstanding citizens do in a civilized society. But let’s face it, that doesn’t motivate many people to hand over their hard-earned money to Uncle Sam. Therefore, Congress came up with a nifty way to motivate you to make the payment – they will penalize you if you don’t make the required payment. Unfortunately, they don’t give you a reward if you have an overpayment.

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While #SmallBusinessWeek is ending, resources are available year-round

This week  has been the 2018 Small Business Week and there have been online resources available each day, as well as live events around the country. These resources were all publicized this week, however, most of them are available all year-long. 

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