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Responsibilities When Collecting W-4s

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Responsibilities When Collecting W-4s

Employees don't always take the task of filling out their W-4 forms seriously. They may write "exempt" on the withholding portion of the form or even...

Perform an Operational Review to See How Well Your Business Is Running

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Perform an Operational Review to See How Well Your Business Is Running

In the wide, wide world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), most business buyers conduct thorough due diligence before closing their deals. This...

Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Retention

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Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Retention

Like many other businesses, your company may occasionally endure downturns during which revenues stagnate, and your ability to authorize generous...

Can Your Company Revise its Payday Schedule?

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Can Your Company Revise its Payday Schedule?

Paydays are sacred in the workplace. Some employees who can't remember how many years they've been married or how long it's been since their last...

Nine Tax Considerations if You're Starting a Business as a Sole Proprietor

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Nine Tax Considerations if You're Starting a Business as a Sole Proprietor

When launching a small business, many entrepreneurs start out as sole proprietors. If you’re launching a venture as a sole proprietorship, you need...

Clear Overtime Policy Saves Money

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Clear Overtime Policy Saves Money

It's not enough to have a one-sentence statement in your employee handbook that merely tells your employees something like this: "All time worked...

How TMAs Payroll Service Works

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How TMA's Payroll Service Works

Twenty-five years ago, TMA was focused solely on helping small businesses get a handle on bookkeeping and taxes. Providing payroll services was not...

Setting Goals for Your Small Business

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Setting Goals for Your Small Business

Setting goals plays a pivotal role in shaping the success and growth trajectory of small businesses. It's a practice that every small business owner...

Partnerships: Tax Considerations When Adding a New Partner

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Partnerships: Tax Considerations When Adding a New Partner

Are you considering inviting an employee or an outsider to participate in your existing partnership? Before making any commitments, it's important...

Hit the Ground Running: 7 Tips for New Business Owners

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Hit the Ground Running: 7 Tips for New Business Owners

Launching a new business can be a daunting endeavor. As soon as you form the company, you'll face many important decisions — ranging from the mundane...

Ask the Right Questions When Growing the Family Business

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Ask the Right Questions When Growing the Family Business

Profit growth and business expansion are two key goals for many family businesses. In order to successfully reach your targets, however, you must...

5 Ideas to Help Small Business Owners Reduce Taxes for 2023

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5 Ideas to Help Small Business Owners Reduce Taxes for 2023

As year-end approaches, small business owners should review their tax situations to determine ways to lower federal income taxes for the current tax...

Why an Accounting Service is Worth the Cost for Your Small Business

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Why an Accounting Service is Worth the Cost for Your Small Business

Running a small business requires the owners to juggle a lot. These tasks can take up much, if not most, of your time. So, it can be hard to keep...

Update on Luxury Auto Depreciation Deductions for Businesses

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Update on Luxury Auto Depreciation Deductions for Businesses

Federal income tax deductions for taxpayers who use passenger autos more than 50% for business were permanently expanded by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...

What Employers Should Know about Health Savings Accounts

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What Employers Should Know about Health Savings Accounts

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a tax-smart way to cover an individual's uninsured medical expenses, as well as certain other out-of-pocket...

Estimating the Value of Your Business Today

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Estimating the Value of Your Business Today

Proactive business owners always have an eye on the future. And part of that preparedness means knowing what the company is currently worth and doing...

Use an Old Rule to Add Value at Work

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Use an Old Rule to Add Value at Work

Here's a trivia question: Name the management consultant credited with launching the Pareto Principle who lived to be more than 100 years of age?...

Many factors are involved when choosing a business entity

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Many factors are involved when choosing a business entity

Are you planning to launch a business or thinking about changing your business entity? If so, you need to determine which entity will work best for...

Employers: The Social Security wage base is increasing in 2022

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Employers: The Social Security wage base is increasing in 2022

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $147,000 for 2022 (up...

Lowdown on Federal Tax Proposals for Individuals and Businesses

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Lowdown on Federal Tax Proposals for Individuals and Businesses

The U.S. Department of Treasury released its “Green Book” in May entitled, “General Explanation of the Biden administration’s Fiscal Year 2022...

Boost Profits with These 10 Techniques

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Boost Profits with These 10 Techniques

They say little things mean a lot. And relatively small expenses can add up to a huge amount of money your company could be wasting.

How Start-Up Expenses are Handled on Your Tax Return

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How Start-Up Expenses are Handled on Your Tax Return

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, government officials are seeing a large increase in the number of new businesses being launched. From June 2020...

Don’t Assume Your Profitable Company has Strong Cash Flow

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Don’t Assume Your Profitable Company has Strong Cash Flow

Most of us are taught from a young age never to assume anything. Why? Well, because when you assume, you make an … you probably know how the rest of...

self employed female working

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7 Valuable Deductions for Self-Employed Individuals

If your business was forced to close due to the pandemic, you may be itching to get back in the game. Or maybe you’re looking to fulfill a lifelong...

Labor Shortage: Evaluating Your Employment Value Proposition

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Labor Shortage: Evaluating Your Employment Value Proposition

In normal market conditions, people who’ve been unemployed due to an economic slump are generally eager to take a job when the economy perks up. But...

The IRS has Announced 2022 Amounts for Health Savings Accounts

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The IRS has Announced 2022 Amounts for Health Savings Accounts

The IRS recently released guidance providing the 2022 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is Now Live

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The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is Now Live

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected various industries in very different ways. Widespread lockdowns and discouraged movement have led to increased...

New Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program (RRF)

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New Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program (RRF)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is preparing to launch the Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program (RRF). In order to help you apply, we...

Ins & Outs of “Reasonable Compensation” for a Corporate Business Owner

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Ins & Outs of “Reasonable Compensation” for a Corporate Business Owner

Owners of incorporated businesses know there’s a tax advantage to taking money from a C corporation as compensation rather than as dividends. The...

PPP Adjusted to Prioritize Very Small Businesses

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PPP Adjusted to Prioritize Very Small Businesses

When the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last year, the program’s stated objective was “to provide...

Launching a Small Business? Here are Some Tax Considerations

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Launching a Small Business? Here are Some Tax Considerations

While many businesses have been forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some entrepreneurs have started new small businesses. Many of these...