A common theme in the do-it-yourself tax software industry is to promote a “free” offer, and then charge extra, unexpected fees for specific features and services. The problem here is that these features and services, which usually come in the form of an upgrade or add-on, are often things that really help filers get the […]
Thinking about starting a business? Are you an established business owner looking for new ideas and trends? Or maybe you’re ready to expand your business?
Did you earn income in 2015 as an independent contractor, from a side job or from a business that you own? Even if the amount is small, the IRS considers you a sole proprietor and requires you to itemize your operational income and expenses on either IRS Schedule C-EZ, Net Profit from Business, or Schedule […]
The health insurance industry has had its share of the spotlight the last few years, and we’ve seen the way that employers offer health benefits shift along with the headlines. With the all of the noise, figuring out what solution is right for your organization might be a little overwhelming.
By Mark Jaeger, Director of Tax Development, TaxAct In December 2015, Congress gave business owners a nice year-end gift by approving a bill that extended many expired or expiring tax breaks for business owners. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act includes several provisions that may reduce your business taxes. Key business tax provisions […]
As a business owner, you know how challenging it can be to attract and retain talented employees. What you may not know is that a retirement plan is among the most sought after benefits for American workers, second only to health insurance.
Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss any important deadlines when preparing and filing documents. 2016 Federal forms – recipient and IRS e-file deadlines The following table includes key dates you’ll want to remember for transmitting important tax forms and for e-filing them with the IRS. Note: 1095-C dates have been revised as per […]
By Rohit Arora, CEO and Co-Founder, Biz2Credit As a small business owner, you may find yourself in the market for business loans for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you’re just starting your business and need an injection of cash to purchase equipment. Or, maybe you’ve had a slow quarter and need cash to pay employees. Best […]
By Deborah Sweeney You can benefit in many ways when you incorporate your business. Your taxes will be lower, you’ll protect your personal assets, and you will give your business a sense of legitimacy that your customers and partners will appreciate. Assigning an entity to your business is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken […]