Taxes Spotlight

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!… Read More

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Top 10 Tax Tips For The Self-Employed

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

Top tax tips, made easy… Read More

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…… Read More

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… Read More

6 Ways to Take Your Entrepreneurial Spirit on a Journey

By: Barbara Winter (Published on 02/06/2014)

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

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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

By: Team TSE (Published on 12/20/2013)

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

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… Read More

5 Common Tax Time Frustrations & How to Avoid Them

By: SCORE (Published on 11/07/2013)

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

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…. Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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. … Read More

Infographic: The Biggest Small Business Tax Mistakes

By: Team TSE (Published on 12/18/2012)

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… Read More

Top 10 Tax Tips for Small and Growing Businesses

By: SCORE (Published on 12/14/2012)

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 10/29/2012)

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

Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 10/26/2012)

Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. One extra advantage of a sideline home-based business is that you often qualify for extra tax breaks…. Read More

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…. Read More

What Is an IRS Offer in Compromise?

By: Team TSE (Published on 10/04/2012)

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

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

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 09/17/2012)

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…. Read More

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…. Read More

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. … Read More

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…. Read More

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…. Read More

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…. Read More

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…. Read More

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…. Read More

Retirement Plans For The Self-Employed

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 05/11/2012)

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

5 Questions That Can Help You Reinvent Your Business

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/16/2012)

There are lots of people who would like to reinvent their business, but not all options are viable. How can you give your business a facelift?… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Tax Mistakes of the Self-Employed

By: Team TSE (Published on 04/10/2012)

What are the top tax mistakes of the self-employed?… Read More

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?… Read More

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… Read More

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

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/01/2012)

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… Read More

Top 3 Tax Saving Retirement Plans Options for the Self-Employed

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/01/2012)

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

The Key to Negotiating a Great Lease

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 02/28/2012)

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

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