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AB 2257 – New Changes to California’s AB5

QUICK BACKGROUND California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), went into effect on January 1, 2020 and requires companies that hire independent contractors to reclassify them as employees, with a few exceptions. The biggest question regarding AB5 was how to differentiate between an employee and a contractor. The California Supreme Court created a three-way test to help, […]

Don’t Make These Business Website Mistakes

Your company’s online presence leaves a lasting impression—positive or negative. When people check out your homepage, will they stick around? Will they buy? Will they return? Make your website easy to use and current, and new orders may be just a click away. Annoy visitors and they’ll flee to a competitor. Steer clear of the […]

Switching Jobs? Here’s What to Do With Your 401(k)

Suppose you’re switching jobs if you were furloughed because of the pandemic or you’re simply searching for greener pastures. If you have a 401(k) from your soon-to-be former employer, you must decide what to do with your retirement account when you leave. Here are your four options: Leave the money in your previous employer’s pension […]

Amazon and eBay Sales Tax ALERT!

If you or your business sells product on Amazon using the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service, you are well into the multi-state sales tax mess … even if you are not aware of it. You may be asking yourself: Do I now need to register my business with every state and collect tax on their […]

Bill Collector Calling? Know Your Rights

Maybe you’re behind on paying your bills because of circumstances outside of your control. Or perhaps there’s been an error in billing. Either way, these scenarios may lead to a run-in with a debt collector. Fortunately, there are strict rules in place that forbid any kind of collector harassment in the U.S. If you know […]

Another Year, Another New 1040

In 2018, the government attempted to “simplify” the tax-filing process by drastically shortening Form 1040. The result was six new schedules that created a lot of confusion. Now the IRS is attempting to ease some of that pain by revising the form and removing some schedules. Will it help? Here is what you need to […]

Tuesday Tax Tips For The Self-Employed

Whether you’re driving for Uber or Lyft in your free time, doing some freelance work on the side or starting your own photography business, being self-employed or working a side gig can be an exciting opportunity full of independence, self-determination and new challenges. The self-employment tax (15.3%) must be paid by self-employed individuals. The Social Security tax […]

Hustling for Extra Income? Don’t Forget the Taxman!

Making side income is easier than ever now with jobs ranging anywhere from ridesharing to delivery services. What a lot of these sites fail to inform you, is the tax implications that come from the additional income. Here are five tips to help you stay on top of your side hustle taxes:   Business or […]

Six Ideas to Help Your Business Survive AND Thrive

If you are like millions of taxpayers trying to make a living running a small business, you know it is tough out there. Here are six ideas to help your business survive and thrive. 1. Understand your cash flow. One of the biggest causes of business failure is lack of positive cash flow. At the end […]

Fraud? Negligence? Know the Difference!

Each year the IRS opens thousands of investigations looking for possible tax fraud. In 2017 alone, the Criminal Investigation (CI) arm of the IRS identified $2.5 billion in potential tax fraud with a 91.5 percent conviction rate. While the IRS takes tax fraud seriously, they also understand that mistakes happen. Here is what you need […]