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The Learning Center was made as a resource for business owners and inquisitive individuals who want to learn more about the current world of taxes and accounting.  If that sounds like you, you're in the right place.

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Quarterly Estimated Taxes

By Sean DiMercurio CPA CGMA on May 17, 2021

Taxes are no longer something you can do once a year. If you want to ensure you have mastered your cash flow, then quarterly taxes are something that can help you do this.

Although it might seem like a bit of a chore, there are many upsides. Paying your taxes quarterly allows you to spread the responsibility over the year so you don’t experience any challenges with your cash flow, and you can make sure you don’t have a huge bill to pay in April. Here we’re going to look at how quarterly taxes work and what you should know.

 

Topics: Tax Featured Tax - Individual Tax - Business Tax 101
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S Corporations: Reasonable Compensation Explained

By John Kirkland on Feb 03, 2021

An S corporation is a pass-through entity that is treated very much like a partnership for federal income tax purposes. As a result, all income is passed through to the shareholders and taxed at their individual tax rates.

Topics: Tax Payroll Tax - Individual Tax - Business S-Corporation
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3 Common Personal Income Tax Problems & How to Respond

By John Kirkland on Feb 02, 2021

Tax problems aren't just a worry that hang over people's heads from January through April every year. Many of them go far beyond the numbers that you report, and they can require additional evidence that your bank statements and paychecks can't provide. Additionally, the IRS isn't the only source of those problems: state tax authorities are hungry for revenue, and if you divide your time among different states, you may find it difficult to establish nexus and may even have to file taxes in multiple states.

Topics: Tax Tax - Individual
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Important Tax Due Dates

By Sean DiMercurio CPA CGMA on Jan 07, 2021

Running a business is downright difficult.  Keeping track of important tax due dates shouldn't be.  Review these deadlines on a monthly or quarterly basis to keep track of what is due and when!

Topics: Tax Accounting Payroll Tax - Individual Tax - Business Tax 101
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When should I issue Form 1099?

By John Kirkland on Dec 14, 2020


The Form 1099 rules can get complicated - staying compliant doesn’t have to be.  For the 2020 tax year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made some changes that could impact the way you have to issue Form 1099s.  Read below to learn about the new rules and how your business may be affected.

Topics: Tax Payroll Tax - Business Contractors
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Your Guide to Using 529 College Savings Plans

By John Kirkland on Jul 15, 2020

When it comes to saving for your child’s future college expenses, 529 college savings plans are one of the most popular options — and for good reason. These plans allow you to tuck away money for future tuition expenses without taking a hit from taxes. 

Topics: Tax Tax - Individual
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Congress Liberalizes PPP Loan Forgiveness

By Sean DiMercurio CPA CGMA on Jun 12, 2020

If you are the owner of a small business that was able to obtain a Paycheck Projection Program (PPP) Loan, you have probably already started worrying about how you are supposed to spend the loan proceeds to maximize loan forgiveness.

Topics: Tax Tax - Business Cash Flow Coronavirus
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Keeping your tax and expenses in check when you are self-employed

By Sheila Malavet on May 05, 2020

Contracting or freelancing requires you to wear a lot of hats. Relationship-building, keeping track of your time, marketing your skills and actually doing the work. But one of your priorities should also be establishing how you handle your money and setting the groundwork for good habits.

Topics: Tax Accounting Cash Flow Running Your Business S-Corporation
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Working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak? It probably won’t save you much on your taxes.

By Sean DiMercurio CPA CGMA on Apr 09, 2020

Even if you always hire a tax preparer to do your taxes for you, you probably know that the most effective way of reducing your tax liability is through deductions and tax credits. Since one of the biggest deductions available is the one taken for home office space, in this strange and disorienting period of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers who’ve been told to work from home are wondering whether they’ll be eligible for that additional tax benefit. Unfortunately, the short answer to that question is probably “no.”

Topics: Tax Tax - Individual Tax - Business Coronavirus