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Can You Turn Your Hobby into a Business?

by Jim Martin

You’d like to quit your fifty hour a week job and work for yourself, but you’re not sure what you want to do. Some answer this question by turning a hobby into a business. This can be a roaring success, or a very expensive failure. If you examine the key… [READ MORE]About { title }

Some Tax Ideas For Start-Ups

by Jim Martin

For an entrepreneur, the tax decisions that must be made in the first few years can be confusing. For example, there are tax advantages to registering as a C corporation, but those differ from the tax advantages of an S Corporation. The key question that you have to address with… [READ MORE]About { title }

When to Get Small Business Advice from the Pros

by Jim Martin

By Paul Lester

What you don’t know can hurt you, particularly if you’re a small business owner, who needs to comply with a blizzard of tax laws, government regulations and other requirements. Expert advice can help you avoid legal, financial and tax pitfalls, but hiring a lawyer can drain cash… [READ MORE]About { title }

Home Office Deduction For Employees Who Work from Home

by Jim Martin

By Barbara Weltman

Do you have any employees who work from home? If you understand the tax rules they face for claiming a home office deduction, you can help them. A home office deduction enables a person to treat otherwise personal costs as a deductible business expense. The deduction… [READ MORE]About { title }

Tax Season is upon us!

by Pat Webb

Are you getting the most out of your business deductions? Do you want to minimize the chance of an audit?

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Don’t Mess Up on Payroll Taxes

by Jim Martin

If you have at least one employee, you’re responsible for payroll taxes. These include withholding federal and income taxes and FICA tax from employees’ wages as well as paying the employer share of FICA tax and federal and state unemployment taxes. The penalties for missteps make it essential that you… [READ MORE]About { title }