Are You Withholding Taxes on Your State Unemployment Compensation?

Many people erroneously believe that state unemployment compensation is not considered taxable income, resulting in quite an unpleasant surprise at tax time when they realize their mistake.  With a record number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits due to the Covid-19 pandemic and struggling to make ends

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9 Things to Do Before Year-End to Reduce Your Tax Bill

Who doesn’t want to pay less taxes, as long as it’s legally permitted? Here are nine tips to consider taking action on before 2020 comes to a close. Maximize Retirement Contributions Through Your Employer’s 401(k) Plan This type of plan allows you to contribute pre-tax dollars to

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Business Owners—Taking Money Out of a Business

When taking money out of a business, transactions must be carefully structured to avoid unwanted tax consequences or damage to the business entity. If the loan and repayments are not set up and processed properly, the IRS can reclassify the funding as nondeductible capital contributions and classify

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Six Fun Ideas to Bring into Your Marketing

The purpose of marketing is, in part, about creating relationships with customers and prospects. While traditional advertising is a standard way of letting prospects know more about you, it’s not always the most creative way to connect. To spice up your marketing, let’s explore six unusual ways

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CARES Act: Charitable Giving Changes Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has presented unique opportunities for charitable giving for the 2020 tax year, which has been addressed in the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under the new guidelines, which apply to the 2020 tax year only, taxpayers can donate 100 percent of their

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