Hobbies
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Hobby or Business? It Makes a Difference for Taxes

Taxpayers are often confused by the differences in tax treatment between businesses that are entered into for profit and those that are not, commonly referred to as hobbies. The differences are: Businesses Entered Into for Profit – For…
Self Employed
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Elusive Employee Business Expense Tax Deduction

One major difference between being an employee and being self-employed is how you deduct the expenses you incur related to your work. A self-employed individual is able to deduct expenses on his or her business schedule, while an employee is…
Tax Due Dates
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August 2017 Individual Due Dates

August 10 - Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during July, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than August 10. Your employer is required…
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8 Financial Tips to Help Save Money While Building Your Startup

Starting a new business is one of life's most exciting adventures. However, in order to build a successful company you need to start turning a profit as soon as possible. In the beginning of any business, expenses are unavoidable, but you can…
Uber Driver
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Uber (and Lyft) Drivers’ Tax Treatment

If you are one of the many individuals in the ridesharing business who is working through services such as Uber or Lyft – or if you are thinking of getting into this business – you may have some questions about the tax issues associated…
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Health Reimbursement Plans Approved for Qualified Small Employers

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) is treated as a group health plan, and as such, it has to meet all of the ACA’s market-reform requirements, which is not possible for the typical HRA.…
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Why Do Small Businesses Fail, and How Can I Prevent This?

Many people dream of starting a small business. This is a dream that can become a reality, or—as happens to about 33% of prospective business owners, according to the Small Business Administration – it can result in dismal failure within…
Business Plan
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10 Questions to Ask Your Financial Team When Starting Up

Starting up your business is an exciting time, but it is also a time with many questions. While it may seem initially very easy to create a product, open a store, and start selling, the financial aspects of being successful are a bit more challenging.…
Business Vehicle
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Better to Sell or Trade a Business Vehicle?

As the end of the year approaches, business owners may be thinking about replacing a business vehicle – profits from the business may be up, so the timing may be right to acquire a new vehicle, or the current vehicle may finally be on its…