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How Much Does A Bookkeeper Cost?

Of all the financial tasks small business owners must address, bookkeeping might be one of the most consequential and time-consuming. Do your books right, and you’ll gain important insights into your finances that will help you make critical, time-sensitive business decisions. Do them wrong, and it might hinder your ability to compete in the marketplace […]

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Buying Out a Partner in a Small Business

Business partnerships always begin with good intentions. Two friends, two family members, or two co-workers have a great business idea, each person brings something valuable to the table, and “Voilà!” You have yourself a business that will hopefully last a lifetime! With partnerships, though, there will come a point in time when one of the […]

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Sole Proprietorship Taxes: A Helpful Guide

It’s an understatement to say that small business owners, especially new ones, have a lot on their plates. From marketing and team supervision to managing payroll and bookkeeping, there’s much to take on. However, one of the most important things a small business owner does is ensure their taxes are paid accurately on time every […]

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Adjusted Gross Income: What it is & How to Calculate

It is essential for taxpayers to understand Adjusted Gross Income, commonly called AGI, especially if you prepare and file your own business taxes. AGI significantly impacts your tax rate, tax payments, and potential refunds. If you don’t fully understand how taxable income is calculated, you could end up paying more or less than legally required. […]

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R&D Tax Credit: Everything Business Owners Need to Know

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 […]

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What Is Tax Form 1120 and How to File It

If your business is formed as a C corporation, you need to know the ins and outs of Form 1120. In this blog, we’ll detail what Form 1120 is used for, when and how to file, the required documentation, and a page-by-page taxpayer guide. This information will help make preparing and filing your Form 1120 […]

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All About Form W-9: What It Is and How to File

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. […]