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Taxpayer Rights: Pay No More Than the Correct Amount

Taxpayer Rights: Pay No More Than the Correct Amount

As a reminder, taxpayers have the right to pay only the amount of tax legally due, including interest and penalties. They also have the right to have the IRS apply all tax payments properly. This is one of 10 fundamental rights known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill...

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Small Business: Rent Expenses May Be Tax-deductible

Small Business: Rent Expenses May Be Tax-deductible

If you're a small business owner who is just starting out, you may not realize that some rent expenses may be deductible on your tax return. Here are some things small business owners should keep in mind when it comes to deducting rental expenses: How Rent is Defined...

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Tax Credits To Help Cover Costs of Higher Education

Tax Credits To Help Cover Costs of Higher Education

Whether your child attends trade school, private college or public university, you already know that higher education in the United States is expensive. The good news is that many taxpayers are able to take advantage of two education tax credits to help offset these...

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File on Time Even if You Can’t Pay

File on Time Even if You Can’t Pay

Generally, taxpayers should file their tax returns by the deadline even if they cannot pay the total amount due, but if you can't, there are several options. Let's take a look at a few scenarios: 1. An individual taxpayer owes taxes but can't pay in full by the...

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Cash Management Tips for Your Small Business

Cash Management Tips for Your Small Business

Cash flow is the lifeblood of every small business but many business owners underestimate just how vital managing cash flow is to their business's success. In fact, a healthy cash flow is more important than your business's ability to deliver its goods and services....

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Got Debt? How To Improve Your Financial Situation

Got Debt? How To Improve Your Financial Situation

Being debt-free is a worthwhile goal; unfortunately, for most people, it is unrealistic - especially for those of pre-retirement age with children, a car payment or two, and a mortgage. As such, most people need to focus on managing their debt first since it's likely...

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The Tax Consequences of Crowdfunding

The Tax Consequences of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe have become an increasingly popular way for small business owners to stay afloat. The upside is that it's often possible to raise the cash you need; the downside is that the IRS considers that money taxable...

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Reminder: Rules for Depreciation and Expensing

Reminder: Rules for Depreciation and Expensing

As part of final guidance issued that pertains to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, new rules and limitations are in effect for taxpayers who deduct depreciation for qualified property acquired after September 27, 2017. As a business owner, they could affect your tax...

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Avoiding Tax Surprises When Retiring Overseas

Avoiding Tax Surprises When Retiring Overseas

Are you approaching retirement age and wondering where you can retire to make your retirement nest egg last longer? Retiring abroad may be the answer. But first, it's important to look at the tax implications because not all retirement country destinations are created...

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