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Retirement Saving Options for Your Small Business

Retirement Saving Options for Your Small Business

If you’re looking for a retirement plan for yourself and your employees but worried about the financial commitment and administrative burdens involved, there are some options to consider. One possibility is a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP). This plan, which comes...

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A Strategy to Raise Your Medical Expense Deduction

A Strategy to Raise Your Medical Expense Deduction

With a little planning, you may be able to boost your itemized medical expense deduction when you file your 2024 tax return next year. Only eligible expenses exceeding 7.5% of your adjusted gross income are deductible. It’s not an easy hurdle to clear, short of a...

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Hiring? How to Benefit from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Hiring? How to Benefit from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

If you’re a business owner or manager who is seeking to hire, you should be aware of the details of a valuable tax credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which is worth as much...

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Have You Recently Reviewed Your Life Insurance Needs?

Have You Recently Reviewed Your Life Insurance Needs?

At one time, life insurance played a much larger part in an estate plan than it does now. Why? Families would often use life insurance payouts to pay estate taxes. But with the federal gift and estate tax exemption at $13.61 million for 2024, far fewer families...

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Handling Large Cash Transactions

Handling Large Cash Transactions

A reminder for businesses: Within 15 days of a $10,000 transaction, you must use IRS Form 8300 to report the transactions. If you file electronically, forms are delivered to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Paper forms are submitted to the IRS. You also...

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Erroneous Refund

Erroneous Refund

Mistakes happen. What if you receive a refund from the IRS that you’re not entitled to? Or what if you receive one that’s more than you’re entitled to? How you must handle it depends on the details. A paper check refund should be voided and returned within 21 days of...

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How Do You Set Up Users in QuickBooks?

How Do You Set Up Users in QuickBooks?

It’s a necessity to ensure the safety of your critical accounting information when you grant employees access to QuickBooks. You trust your staff members, or you wouldn’t have hired them. But it’s just good business practice to protect your financial data as much as...

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Traveling for Business in 2024? What’s Deductible?

Traveling for Business in 2024? What’s Deductible?

If you and your employees will be traveling for business this year, there are many factors to keep in mind. Under the tax law, certain requirements for out-of-town business travel within the United States must be met before you can claim a deduction. The rules apply...

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There May Still Be Time to Lower Your 2023 Tax Bill

There May Still Be Time to Lower Your 2023 Tax Bill

If you're preparing to file your 2023 tax return, you may still be able to lower your tax bill - or increase your refund. If you qualify, you can make a deductible contribution to a traditional IRA right up until the original filing deadline, April 15, 2024, and see...

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How to Secure a Tax Benefit with the QBI Deduction

How to Secure a Tax Benefit with the QBI Deduction

QBI may sound like the name of a TV quiz show. But it's actually the acronym for "qualified business income," which can trigger a tax deduction for some small business owners or self-employed individuals. The QBI deduction was authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...

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