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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 […]

Keys to Creating a Satisfying Retirement

You’ve done your retirement homework. Your assets are reviewed, you know your financial needs, and your retirement tax plan is in place. Are you ready to enjoy retirement? Probably, but not without a plan to address what happens to many after they retire — boredom. Here are some ideas. Go to school. Many colleges and communities […]

Time to Launch Your Tax Strategy

Consider conducting a final tax planning review now to see if you can still take actions to minimize your taxes this year. Here are some ideas to get you started. Assess your income. Begin by determining how your income this year will compare to last year. Then apply any tax implications this income change may cause. […]

IRS Rules Issued On Paid Family and Medical Leave Credit

The IRS announced that eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees may qualify for a new business credit for tax years 2018 and 2019. Notice 2018-71 provides detailed guidance on the new credit in a question and answer format. The credit was enacted in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The […]

Taxpayers can itemize medical expenses that total only 7.5% of AGI

Hedging Against a Trade War

As a small business owner, the words “trade war” and “tariff” can be unsettling. When cost uncertainty is on the horizon, you will want to be prepared as much as possible. Here are some ideas to help you navigate your business through a possible trade war. Tariffs defined A tariff is a tax on imports […]

Give your Credit Score a Boost

Your credit score is one of the most important aspects of your financial health. It is used by potential lenders, landlords and even employers to analyze your financial situation in one way or another. Here are some tips that might help you improve your score: Review your credit report and, if necessary, fix errors. You are […]