You already know about the need to create and maintain payroll records, but you may be wondering how long you have to keep them and for what purpose.
Inuit's QuickBooks software can be a lifesaver when it comes to small business accounting. Here are five tips to help you get the most out of it.
Running a business isn't all about bringing money in the door. It's also about paying the bills. Here's how an online bill payment solution, when coupled with CPA expertise, could make your business run faster, reduce costs and give you real-time access to financial information ahead of important decisions.
Is new always better? Find out how one particular client learned to expand on what they had—and avoided a $200,000 mistake in the process.
Business owners rarely have time to eat lunch, let alone balance their books. But bookkeeping should never be left on the back burner. Here's how sub-par bookkeeping could disrupt your business.
Staying in compliance with the ACA is easier said than done, especially for business owners and operators. It’s important to make sure you’re aware of the latest requirements—before the 2016 filing deadlines loom.
Businesses large and small got some good news recently from the IRS. Some employers and other entities, which are required to file information returns for 2015 on Forms 1094 and 1095, now have an extension on the deadlines. This gives employers extra time to complete two tasks: Provide the forms to recipients; and File the forms … Continued
In order to deduct losses associated with an S corporation, partnership, LLC, or even a sole proprietorship, there are a number of tests to pass. In one U.S. Tax Court case, the taxpayers ran into the two most frequently encountered issues: basis and material participation.
As CPAs, we receive numerous industry magazines, email newsletters, tax articles, etc. One of the most common on-going topics that we have cross our desk is in regards to worker classification of independent contractor vs employee. In July, we posted an article on the Federal Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), which was a way for employers to gain Federal … Continued
While your chances of being audited may be relatively low, planning as if you will hear from the IRS could help you survive a challenge. A recent U.S. Tax Court case illustrates why keeping meticulous records and operating in a business-like fashion can be critical.
The importance of keeping thorough and accurate records can’t be emphasized enough. If you have incomplete or no records and get audited by the IRS, it can cost you valuable deductions. A recent Tax Court case illustrates what happens when adequate records are not kept throughout the year and a taxpayer takes deductions for expenses … Continued
Have you misclassified an employee as an independent contractor? Relief under Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) may be available to you. There are generally 7 factors that are considered by the IRS in determining whether an individual is a common law employee or an independent contractor...