Taxes Spotlight


PODCAST: How to turn a NO into a YES

By: Greg Nibler (Published on 04/19/2015)

In this episode of Small Business with Steve Strauss powered by Greatland, Steve interviews Andrea Waltz, co-author of the best-selling book Go For No! 

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Top 3 Tax Saving Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed

By: Team TSE (Published on 04/15/2015)

When you are self-employed, creating a retirement account is vital for both tax and retirement planning. Here are your best bets.  

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Corporate Clients

4 Ways To Get Rid Of A Tax Lien

By: Team TSE (Published on 04/13/2015)

Have a tax lien by the IRS or other tax entity? Here’s how to get a tax lien removed. 

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6 Ways to Take Your Entrepreneurial Spirit on a Journey

By: Barbara Winter (Published on 04/10/2015)

Those who love to travel also have a tendency to become self-employed. Indulge your entrepreneurial spirit with any of these great journeys 

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4 Tips for Avoiding an IRS Tax Audit

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/31/2015)

No one wants to be audited by the IRS for their taxes. Here’s how to avoid it 

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G+ Hangout: Top Tips to Make Tax Time Easier

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/26/2015)

No, tax time isn’t fun, but we had a blast sharing some great tips to make this time of year easier during our Bank of America Google+ Hangout 

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Get Out of Taxes for Pennies on the Dollar

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/19/2015)

Owe taxes to the IRS? Then check out its Offer in Compromise program. You may get out for pennies on the dollar 

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Top 3 Times to File a Tax Extension With the IRS

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 03/11/2015)

Here are three of the top reasons to file a tax extension 

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Small Business Tax Tips

Top 10 Tax Tips for Small Businesses

By: SCORE (Published on 03/09/2015)

Ten tips to help you make sure you’re meeting all of your tax responsibilities and also seizing every opportunity to reduce your business taxes 

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Tax Mistakes

Infographic: The Biggest Small Business Tax Mistakes

By: Team TSE (Published on 02/19/2015)

Start the new year right with this informative infographic that covers not only how small businesses feel about tax preparation, but also some of the most common tax mistakes 

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Retirement Planning For The Self-Employed

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 02/10/2015)

What retirement plan options are available for the self-employed? Probably more than you think. Here are your choices 

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1099, W2 Deadline Today! Details Here

By: Team TSE (Published on 02/02/2015)

1099, W2 Deadline Is Today 

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Tax Basics: The Difference Between a 1099 and a W-2

By: Team TSE (Published on 01/28/2015)

Should your workers get 1099s or W-2s? Estimates are that 20 percent of businesses misclassify workers – are you 

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Small Businesses Take Note: Changes to W-2 and 1099 Filing Deadlines in 2015

By: Greatland (Published on 01/21/2015)

Estimates are that 30% of businesses misclassify workers; so make sure your business knows how to correctly report your workers when issuing W-2 and 1099 forms 

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Infographic: When is the Best Time to Post on Social Media?

By: Team TSE (Published on 01/13/2015)

When is the Best Time to Post on Social Media? 

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The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Beat an IRS Audit

By: Team TSE (Published on 12/22/2014)

Getting audited by the IRS when you own your own business can be scary. Here’s the best thing you can do to be prepared 

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Save Money on Taxes

5 Tax Advantages to Snag Before 2014’s Over

By: Larry Alton (Published on 12/12/2014)

Here are a few of the most overlooked tax advantages for business owners. Are you missing any? 

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Yearli Small Business Tax Solution

VIDEO: Introducing Yearli by Greatland, The Complete Small Business Tax Solution

By: Team TSE (Published on 12/11/2014)

Exclusive offer for Enter promo code Y24 and save 15% off electronic filings when you use to complete your W-2 & 1099 filing. Click here to signup and redeem.  

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The Self Employed’s Guide to Making Peace with the IRS

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 12/08/2014)

Congress has given the IRS the power to collect unpaid taxes in a variety of nasty ways. Learn how to best deal with the IRS when you own your own business. 

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Home Business Tax Breaks

Here’s How to Really Get That Home Business Deduction

By: SCORE (Published on 12/01/2014)

Here’s how to really get that home business deduction 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Entrepreneurship Spotlight

By: Team TSE (Published on 11/21/2014)

Check out these amazing entrepreneurship stats! 

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5 Common Tax Time Frustrations & How to Avoid Them

By: SCORE (Published on 11/17/2014)

There are a number of relatively common tax time frustrations that, with a little bit of preparation now, you can avoid this frustration later 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Easy Way to Avoid an IRS Tax Audit

By: Team TSE (Published on 11/04/2014)

What are the top ways to avoid an IRS Tax Audit? 

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PRIMER: Small Business Guide to The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

By: Jayson Law Group (Published on 09/29/2014)

A Small Business Guide to The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)  

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Why You Need To Take a Break, Now. Not Later. Right Now!!

By: Scott Huntington (Published on 09/18/2014)

Why you need to take some time off right now 

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How To Negotiate a Great Lease

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 09/09/2014)

When you run a business, negotiating a lease can be intimidating. It need not be. The key is to 

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Retirement Options

The Unexpected Reason You Must Create a Retirement Account When You Are Self-Employed

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 08/08/2014)

Here is why you better set up a retirement account when you are self-employed 

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What Business Deductions Are You Eligible to Take When You Are Self-Employed?

By: Team TSE (Published on 07/30/2014)

In addition to keeping cash in your pocket, deductible expenses can produce secondary benefits too. Learn what business deductions you are eligible to take. 

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Top 10 Bookkeeping Basics You Better Know

By: SCORE (Published on 07/23/2014)

If you don’t understand these 10 basics of bookkeeping, your efforts will be futile. 

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Getting the Money You Need for Your Small Business, Even with Bad Credit

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/21/2014)

How about this: Getting the Money You Need for Your Small Business – Even with Bad Credit! 

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Save Money on Taxes

Top 10 Tax Tips For The Self-Employed

By: SCORE (Published on 04/15/2014)

Top tax tips, made easy 

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How to Procrastinate on Your Taxes

By: Jonathan Barsade (Published on 04/15/2014)

Having a tough time filing taxes on time? Here’s how to put it off… 

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4 Tax Law Changes Your Small Business Should Know About

By: Miles Young (Published on 03/27/2014)

Every year, there are several changes to tax laws. Sometimes these work in your favor, and sometimes they’ll hurt you. Here are a few business tax law changes that you need to be aware of 

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3 Reasons Working With An Accountant Is Smart Business

By: Team TSE (Published on 01/30/2014)

Why pay a CPA to do your taxes when you freelance? They can save you time and money, and protect your business from fees, fines, and audits 

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What Every Small Business Needs to Know to Avoid Tax Errors & Fines for 2013

By: Team TSE (Published on 01/07/2014)

Many 1099 and W-2 reporting penalties have doubled or even tripled over the past few years. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself 

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Five Key Deadlines to Help Small Businesses Avoid IRS Headaches

By: Team TSE (Published on 01/02/2014)

If you oversee your company’s filing requirements, knowing what is due and when, can save you and your employees, penalties, time and stress 

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3 Commonly Overlooked Strategies for Reducing Your Business Taxes

By: Charlie Massimo (Published on 12/09/2013)

Unhappy with the amount of taxes you are paying? Year-end is a great time to consider one of these overlooked tax planning strategies 

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Infographic: Signs You’re About to Be Audited

By: Team TSE (Published on 10/31/2013)

Audit. It may be one of the most frightening words you’ll ever hear, and when the discussion is about your business, it’s even worse. 

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7 Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

By: SCORE (Published on 10/16/2013)

Get the basics down with these tax recommendations for self-employed entrepreneurs from top tax pros 

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TAX GUIDE: Understanding Employment Taxes When You Are A Freelancer

By: Team TSE (Published on 07/24/2013)

Self-employment tax is fairly straightforward. Take a few minutes to learn the ins and outs, and follow these simple steps to make sure you are prepared 

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Tax Breaks

How To Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks

By: SCORE (Published on 06/13/2013)

Work from home? One extra advantage of a sideline home-based business is that you often qualify for extra tax breaks 

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Tax Basics for the Self-Employed

By: Team TSE (Published on 05/02/2013)

Taxes can be confusing when you are self-employed or otherwise run a business, but the basics are actually pretty simple 

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Becoming an LLC: A Smart Choice for the Self-Employed

By: Tim Parker (Published on 04/01/2013)

Too many self-employed business owners don’t understand why creating an LLC for their business is important. Here are a few reasons why 

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Five Tips for Protecting Your Information This Tax Season

By: Marian Merritt (Published on 03/20/2013)

Tax season can be an easy time to fall victim to fraud and identity theft. Here are a few tips from Norton by Symnatec’s Internet Safety Advocate to help keep your information safe and secure. 

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Resource: State & Federal W-2 & 1099 Filing Deadlines

By: Team TSE (Published on 02/25/2013)

Make sure you’re prepared and take a quick look at your state and federal due dates with this informative download 

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7 Mistakes Small Business Owners Need to Avoid When Filing Taxes

By: SCORE (Published on 02/18/2013)

Understand where business owners typically goof up when filing their taxes with some of the most common mistakes to watch out for 

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Bookkeeping Mistakes

Top 10 Bookkeeping Mistakes by Small Businesses

By: SCORE (Published on 01/24/2013)

Bookkeeping is at the heart of a company’s success, and errors can cost the company significantly. Here are 10 of the most common errors that you want to avoid 

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10 Legitimate Ways to Save Money on Taxes

By: SCORE (Published on 01/18/2013)

There are plenty of legitimate ways to decrease your small business tax burden within the framework of the law. Here are a few you can consider 

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Apps for Financial Records

Apps for Keeping Better Financial Records for Your Business

By: Jennifer Good (Published on 01/10/2013)

Great resources and apps that will help streamline your accounting process and allow you to keep better financial records overall 

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Infographic: Potential Payroll Tax Changes for 2013

By: Team TSE (Published on 01/01/2013)

To make sure you’re up to date with new tax laws, the following infographic shows some of the planned changes you should know about 

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Tax Resource Guide

W-2 & 1099 Tax Resources Guide

By: Team TSE (Published on 12/29/2012)

Your complete tax resource – everything from W-2 & 1099 dos and don’ts to deadlines and basic form information.  

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Infographic: Business Taxes in the U.S.

By: Team TSE (Published on 12/07/2012)

Ever wonder how your business taxes compare to your industry’s average? Take a look with our featured infographic 

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7 Myths About Taxes and Tax Planning

By: SCORE (Published on 11/28/2012)

When it comes to the ever-changing tax code, it can be hard for a small business owner to keep up. Here are some of the most common myths 

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ELECTION 2012: What Is the Payroll Tax Cut and Does It Apply to Me?

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 10/04/2012)

Wondering about the payroll tax cut and how it applies to your small business? Learn about it here, and get the most out of your tax strategy. 

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Creating A Tax Preparation Business For Little or No Money

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 09/07/2012)

Tax preparers earn their annual income during the 1st quarter of the year, maximizing job flexibility. Learn how to create a tax preparation business for little or no money, now. 

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Making Sense of the Small Business Health Care Tax

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 09/04/2012)

With all of the controversy surrounding the new Affordable Care Act, small business owners may well be left wondering what it means for them. Find out for yourself.  

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7 Great Insider Tips for Dealing With an IRS Audit

By: Team TSE (Published on 09/04/2012)

Even if you have reported every earned cent, you can still be audited. That’s why every business owner needs to have an Audit Action Plan. Learn more now. 

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If You’re Self Employed, Don’t Make These Tax Mistakes

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 07/15/2012)

Preparing taxes for your small company can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the world of self-employment. Learn how to avoid some common tax mistakes. 

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Freelance Finances Made Easy

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 07/11/2012)

Managing your finances is not always the best part of being self-employed. That doesn’t mean it has to be tough. Get 4 tips for managing your finances now. 

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Filing Taxes When You Are Self-Employed: Quarterly or Yearly?

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 06/26/2012)

If you’ve been in business for 12 months, and you’re earning an income from your business, then it’s time to get to work on your quarterly estimated taxes. Learn more now. 

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TAX GUIDE: Quarterly Tax Filings When You Are Self-Employed

By: Admin (Published on 05/20/2012)

When you work for yourself, the IRS expects you to submit a portion of your estimated taxes roughly every 3 months of the year. Learn more about paying quarterly tax. 

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What Is The Best Way To Form Your Business When You Are Self-Employed?

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/02/2012)

When you own your own business, there are four ways to form your business, and each will have an effect on your taxes, profits, and more. Which is best for you? 

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How An Estate Plan Can Save You Taxes, Among Other Things

By: Team TSE (Published on 04/02/2012)

Good estate plans are vital for entrepreneurs because they can save on taxes, are private, and offer other benefits such as 

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