Diagnosing Your Taxes: Tax Deductions for Doctors

Happy Doctors’ Day! Today we recognize all of the physicians and medical professionals across our great nation who work incredibly hard to keep us happy and healthy. When you go to the doctor, he or she may diagnose a medical ailment you’re experiencing. You might even receive a prescription for a medication to help treat your ailment. When it comes to taxes, it’s critical to diagnose your tax standing with the IRS to come up with a plan of action that includes tax deductions to help reduce your bill from

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Startup Story: Keeping the Classics Spinning at Metal Head, LLC

To many kids who grow up listening to rock and roll music, owning a record store is the ultimate dream. For John Gentner, that dream followed him all the way to his adulthood. Now, he’s opening the doors to Metal Head, LLC – a brick-and-mortar record store based out of Astoria, Oregon. Formally established in October of 2014, Gentner is the mastermind behind the business. The retail store is not limited to vinyl, selling used denim and functional glass products as well. “It’s always been something that I wanted to do. I’ve been working

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Spreading Spirituality through Digital Entertainment

Chase Smith of Warrenville, IL has big dreams of one day operating a late-night Christian talk show. With every dream comes an initial step, and for Smith, this step materialized itself in the form of Pant Seat Pilots, LLC, a Christian entertainment production company he formally established in June of 2014. The company is based out of a home office, and Smith has one business partner, Ryan Harnish. Pant Seat Pilots specializes in digital shorts and illustrated sermon videos, with the goal in mind of evolving into a company that

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These 7 Actions Could Get You Audited by the IRS

During tax season, and even throughout the year, IRS agents carefully review all tax returns they receive. To help you avoid raising any red flags that could lead to an audit of your tax situation, here are 7 potential audit triggers to be mindful of when preparing and submitting your return to Uncle Sam: 1) Failing to file a completed tax return After your return has been completely filled out from top to bottom, review it with a fine-tooth comb. Make sure that every line that is applicable to your

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Taking a Unique Approach to Real Estate Investing

Darion Wint recently made up his mind that he did not want to make someone else’s dreams come true for the rest of his life. So he decided to take the plunge into small business ownership, while still maintaining his day job as the manager of a rental car lot. Wint, who is a client of 1-800Accountant, is now the CEO of Wint Investment Group, LLC. The entrepreneur formally registered the startup company in October 2014 in Houston, Texas. Wint Investment Group is a real estate investment firm. It primarily

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Spreading the Cape Cod Culture through Apparel Business

Spreading the Cape Cod Culture through Apparel Business Sean Fitzpatrick grew up on Cape Cod. The 32-year-old has had a love of his hometown and the Atlantic coast his entire life. However, he recently realized that there was a major void in properly spreading the true culture of Cape Cod. So he took the bull by the horns to launch his own small business – Cape Cloth, LLC – through which he shares this culture by offering unique apparel. Fitzpatrick, a 1-800Accountant client, proudly registered the business in October 2014.

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7 Handy Payroll Tips for Small Business Owners

Having a proper handle on your payroll is essential. You don’t want to be overpaying your employees or contractors, and you certainly want to ensure you are staying compliant with the IRS when it comes to payroll taxes. So here are some helpful payroll tips for small business owners that you can apply to your enterprise: – Consider outsourcing your payroll. Shy away from doing your own payroll. First and foremost, unless you have an accounting background, you probably don’t know all the rules involved. So let an expert take

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Making Musical Artists Shine through a Small Business

Kyle Fosburgh has had a passion for music for most of his life. In fact, he has mastered the acoustic guitar and has even recorded and sold his own musical creations. So what better person would there be to launch a unique production company for other artists looking to get their tunes heard? Fosburgh, a 1-800Accountant client and self-employed entrepreneur, is the proud CEO of Grass-Tops Recording in Bloomington, Minnesota. The home-based small business became a reality in 2011, but Fosburgh set up the LLC for it in April 2014.

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­­­Moving & Tax Deductions: Do You Qualify?

By Einat Mazafi, guest contributor Moving can really put a ding in your wallet. Surprisingly, though, one entity that could ease the burden of expense is good old Uncle Sam. The IRS allows for tax deductions if your move entails that you change jobs, job location, or even the address of the local coffee shop from which you conduct your daily business negotiations for your own company – so long as you meet a few requirements. That’s right! You can’t just pack up your winter sweaters and snow globe collection,

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Giving Back to the Community by Nourishing Your Health

David Mattei of Cambridge, MA felt there was something lacking in the fast casual restaurant sector. With more of an emphasis being placed on personal wellness now more than ever before, as well as a growing consciousness about where food comes from, people are craving nutritious alternatives to fast food that take the guesswork out of transitioning into a healthier lifestyle. So Mattei decided to fill this void by formally establishing Nourish Foods, LLC in April of 2014. He plans on introducing the concept using a food truck and brick-and-mortar

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