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One of our core values is empowerment through education - it means a lot to us.

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.

Reach out if you have any questions.  Thanks!

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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
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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
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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
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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 - Business Coronavirus
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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
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Stimulus Legislation Includes SBA Loan Forgiveness

By John Kirkland on Apr 03, 2020

Among the hardest hit during the coronavirus epidemic are the small businesses that have lost their revenue sources and do not have the financial resources to weather the storm. In this case, the federal government’s SBA (Small Business Administration) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) can help a business make it through these trying times.

Topics: Tax Tax - Business Coronavirus
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Tax Credit Pays for Keeping Employees on Payroll

By John Kirkland on Apr 01, 2020

To help businesses retain employees and keep them employed during the COVID-19 crisis, Congress has provided a refundable employer retention credit available to all qualifying employers regardless of size, including tax-exempt organizations.

Topics: Payroll Tax - Business Running Your Business Coronavirus
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The Difference Between A Tax Credit and Tax Deduction

By Sean DiMercurio CPA CGMA on Jan 19, 2020

Learn about the important difference between tax deductions and tax credits. In general, a deduction reduces taxable income, whereas a credit reduces the tax itself. Watch to learn more.

Topics: Tax Tax - Individual Tax - Business
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7 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save On Taxes

By Sean DiMercurio CPA CGMA on Jan 12, 2020

Everybody wants to lower the amount they pay in taxes, but it is an especially important goal for small business owners.  Every penny in taxes avoided are a double victory: you avoid overpaying and add to your bottom line.  Here are seven tips to use to spot potential savings.

Topics: Tax Tax - Business