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Take command of your small business taxes: maximize tax deductions, minimize audit risk, and stay abreast of the latest tax-law changes and planning tips.

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With the April 15th deadline fast approaching, it is once again the perfect time to remind taxpayers that "tax time" is "scam time." Be aware of tax scammers!
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Keep more of your hard-earned money! Learn tips to avoid common small business tax filing mistakes that can trigger an IRS audit.
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Filing taxes for the first time as a freelancer? Keep these three points in mind before you start!
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If you've got a teenager in your home, you may want to consider putting them on the payroll to reap the following tax advantages for your business.
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Business and personal accounting are very different. If you've just started your company, Deborah Sweeney has advice on how to get the most out of your accountant.
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Tax bill got you worried this year? Tax representation firm Wall and Associates explains how the IRS's Offer in Compromise (OIC) program may bring some relief.
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If you are a small business owner, it's possible to mix business and pleasure. Learn how to legally enjoy a few days of much-needed R&R while also lowering your tax bill.
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Being your own boss is both liberating and exciting, but running your own business comes with serious responsibilities. Here's how to manage your finances so your business stays strong.
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Get timely advice from Bevan Wilde and other tax experts. Know how and where to look for hidden deductions to lower your taxes this year.
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If you own a business, you should depreciate all your assets that are expected to last a year or more. We take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods.
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As we approach tax season, it's imperative to stay on top of dates and deadlines.
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For small business owners taking a crack at filing taxes on their own in 2014, keep the following five tax tips in mind.
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Selecting a business structure is one of the most important decisions that will impact your business today and for years to come.
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If you are a self-employed sole proprietor, tax time probably makes you wonder where so much of your hard-earned money goes. Here's how you may be able to lower your yearly taxes.
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The IRS has changed the rules for taking the home office tax deduction. It's now simpler and easier to take this deduction!
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One of the biggest myths about shopping online is that purchases made over the Internet are "tax free." Sylvia Dion explains why that's not necessarily true.
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Congress introduced the idea of an Internet sales tax designed to level the playing field between the online world and brick-and-mortar stores. The discussion has resurfaced again.
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Many U.K. businesses set up their tax repayments without being fully aware of the opportunities to minimize tax paying. Here's an in-depth look on how to minimize taxes while maximizing profits.
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On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 the federal and state health insurance marketplaces will go live. Sylvia Dion explains what small business owners need to know.
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One of the biggest concerns small and medium-sized businesses have when it comes to state taxes is whether they "nexus" in states other than their home state. CPA Sylvia Dion explains.
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Definitions for: local taxes
local taxes

taxes paid by an individual to his or her locality. This includes city income, property, sewer, water, school, and other taxes. These taxes are usually deductible on the taxpayer's federal income tax return.

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