Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax Blog

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Federal R&D Tax Credit: How To Qualify and Claim Benefits

The government encourages private-sector innovation by offering incentives, such as the federal research and development (R&D) tax credit, to businesses that invest in qualified research activities. While this credit used to be aimed at corporations with seemingly endless budgets, that is no longer the case. Now, this credit is available to medium and small businesses […]


All About Form W9: What It Is And How To File It

Whether you’re a freelancer or a small business owner, running a business means navigating complicated paperwork. Accurate and timely tax compliance is critical to smooth operations. Independent contractors and businesses paying non-employee compensation should understand the reporting requirements.  IRS Form W-9 is an informational form for recipients of numerous types of income, including non-employee wages. […]


Self-Employed vs. Business Owner: Legal & Tax Differences

The business status of “self-employed” and “small business ownership” are sometimes used interchangeably and usually indicate you’re your own boss. While certain aspects, such as business model or eligible tax deductions, intersect, they are separate types of entities from a tax standpoint. Use this blog to determine what each status indicates and their tax implications […]