How to Recession-Proof Your Business for 2020

Recession-proof Your Business Before the Next Downturn Most financial experts and business economists agree that the U.S. is due for a recession. In June 2019, a survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics estimates the risk of a

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Managing Employee Travel and Entertainment Expenses

How to manage employee travel and entertainment expenses September marks the back-to-school season. This time of year many businesses also ramp up business activities. As employee activity increases, they often incur expenses to travel to meetings, client offices, conferences, training

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Deducting Ordinary and Necessary Business Expenses

To Be Deductible Expenses Must Be Ordinary AND Necessary to Running the Business The IRS defines allowable business expenses as those expenses that are the ordinary and necessary expenses for carrying on a trade or business. Business owners and tradespeople

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Use KPIs to Review Your Mid-Year Financial Performance

How to use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to review your company’s mid-year financial performance July is a great time to take stock of how well your company is performing. With six months to go until year’s end, you have time

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How to Take Income from Your Small Business

Do you know the best way to take income from your small business? When many folks talk about a business owner’s income, they mention the word “salary”. Not every business owner takes a salary.  Many factors influence how business owners

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Is Summer Camp Tax Deductible in 2019?

Do you know if your child’s summer camp is tax deductible? The short answer is it could provide you with a tax credit, which is more useful than a summer camp tax deduction. A tax deduction allows you to reduce

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IRS Reduces Penalties for Taxpayers Under-withholding taxes

The IRS lowers under-withholdi penalty to 80% In March, taxpayers who under-withheld their federal tax in their paychecks got a reprieve from the IRS. The agency recognized that many taxpayers were confused about the amount they needed to withhold. Last

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Gift Tax Basics 2019 | Who Owes Tax

Gift Tax Overview for Filing 2018 taxes Congrats, you got a large gift check last year. If you’re like many folks, you may wonder if you need to report that money or owe a gift tax. Givers May Owe a

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Deduction Changes for 2018 Personal Taxes

Recent Tax Reform Alters Personal Deductions for 2018 The IRS made major changes to personal deductions for 2018 taxes. The new regulations eliminate or reduce several popular deductions. As an offset to these changes, the rules also increase standard deductions.

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2019 Business Tax Deadlines for VA, MD, and DC

January is a good time to record the due dates for important business taxes in the coming year.   We list below important due dates for Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. If you need additional information, we also

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