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‘Tis the season for charitable contributions!

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‘Tis the season when donating to charitable organizations becomes something we actively consider, if for no other reason than society reminds of those that are less fortunate.  After work, when we stop at the market to pick up dinner, the Salvation Army has bell ringers stationed outside.  Once inside, food drives are being organized to allow us to provide a nice meal for a needy family.  Along with the holiday spirit comes the winter season and the associated ...

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Should your business use financing or cash to make a purchase?

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Small businesses are considered the “backbone” of the American economy.  Every President tells us that in numerous speeches, newspapers and websites report on that, and most Americans pass by dozens of small businesses every day.  In many ways, they are the most visible features of the community that make up where we all live.

Because of this, it is easy to lose sight of the complicated decisions small business owners must make on a daily basis.  One of ...

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Why do you need a CPA?

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Are you starting a business?  Are you growing a nonprofit organization?  Are you an individual that owns property?  

A large segment of society relies on the services provided by Certified Public Accountants.  Without our specialized skills, problems with the IRS may arise, as well as paying considerably more in taxes than you may otherwise owe.  CPAs can advise their clients on the proper financial decisions they need to make in order to maximize the earning potential ...

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Still haven’t filed your taxes yet?

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It’s that time of year again.  Most people (other than accountants) do not give much thought to April 15.  Sure it’s the deadline to file your taxes for the previous year but you filed weeks ago.  Right?

Don’t worry yet.  There is still time.  Worst-case scenario you can request an extension of time to file.  This will give you an extra six months to get your return together. However, keep in mind that if you owe taxes you will still ...

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How do I keep track of all my business transactions?

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Many small businesses are started with a unique idea. It takes hard work to make that idea into a reality, and even more effort to keep the business going.  One of the great things about starting a small business is that the right idea can almost sell itself, despite the owner not having a business background.  Almost.

One of the biggest issues small business owners face is staying on top of their record keeping. Small businesses have a plethora of options ...

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What does health care reform mean for your small business taxes?

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Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Small businesses are a symbol of what makes the American dream a reality to millions of people in this country. Evoking images of “mom and pop” general stores from a simpler, by-gone era, this dream very much exists today but it has become a bit more difficult to navigate.

Changes are coming to the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, which will make premiums paid on behalf of employees more affordable.

How much do they increase?

Small ...

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