Start Off on the Right Foot for the 2019 Tax Year

Article Highlights: W-4 Updates W-9 Collection Estimated Tax Payments Charitable Contributions Required Minimum Distributions Gifting Retirement-Plan Contributions Beneficiaries Reasonable Compensation Business-Vehicle Mileage College-Tuition Plans Individuals and small businesses should consider various ways of starting off on the right foot for the 2019 tax year.  W-4 Updates – If you are employed, then your employer takes the

Filing a 1099-MISC Are You Collecting the Needed W-9s?

Article Highlights: $600 Threshold Exceptions Form W-9 Impact of Tax Reform 1099-MISC Filing If you use independent contractors to perform services for your business or your rental that is a trade or business, for each individual whom you pay $600 or more for the year, you are required to issue the service provider and the

Year-end Tax Planning Is Not Business as Usual; Things You Need to Know

Article Highlights: Major Tax Changes in 2018 Refund or Tax Due? Underpayment of Taxes Alternative Minimum Tax Minimum Required Distributions Convert into a Roth IRA Review Portfolio for Losses Make the Most of Higher Education Tax Credits Optimize Health Savings Account Contributions Empty Flexible Spending Accounts Bunch Charitable Deductions Remember the Annual Gift Tax Exemption

10 Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Miss When Starting Out

The process of starting a small business can be an arduous one; there are numerous steps that need to be taken — and often in a precise order — to legally establish a business. As a result, the process can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, it’s also easy to overlook some important details and steps along the

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