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How Tracking Your Miles Can Save You Money

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Everyone should want to save money on their income taxes, right? Tracking business travel miles is one of those ways. For those who qualify for a mileage deduction, a mile tracking app can be a simple and reliable solution to get the deduction credit that you deserve.   Who Qualifies for a Mileage Deduction?   Formerly, most businesses and many individual taxpayers were able to deduct business miles from their income tax filings. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…

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How will COVID-19 Impact My Taxes This Year?

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It’s that important time of year—tax time. The year 2020 has seen massive health problems due to the broad impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To counteract the spread of COVID-19, businesses were closed and patronage restricted, events canceled, people socially distanced, and schools transitioned to online classwork.   The effects on businesses included drastic reductions in revenue, layoffs, and furloughs, and remote working. Government assistance has included support programs, new regulations, and support payments of various types. Without professional assistance, tax…

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Filing Taxes—It Pays to File Early

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Filing taxes is something that individuals and small business owners may not look forward to. However, filing taxes is inescapable and certainly essential to achieving a successful and penalty-free business operation. Why it Pays to File Taxes Early Some small business owners may be inclined to put off filing taxes due to busy schedules, worries about tax rules, or concerns about cash flow. But waiting until the last minute only adds stress and other issues to a process that can…

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How Can I Retire Early?

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Retirement, or the conclusion of daily work demands, is an aim for many workers. For some, it requires a lengthy wait to realize a dream while for others, retirement may come early. The Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA) indicates that 69% of Americans retire by age 66, with 11% still working at age 75, and the most common retirement age is 62. However, over 24% of currently living retirees report retiring before age 55. When dreaming of retiring…

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Tax Solutions for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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Small business owners have been severely impacted this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those that haven’t had to shut down temporarily may be dealing with other issues such as supply chain interruptions or reduced business.   Business owners still have to pay taxes, but the IRS has offered some tax relief programs as relief. Here are four ways that the federal government is trying to help small businesses with tax-related programs.    1. Coronavirus-related Paid Leave When your employees…

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How to Balance Work and Life

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Today’s society places such high importance on achievement, professional fulfillment, and monetary rewards that some individuals spend an inordinate amount of time at work, thus feeling out of balance relative to other important roles in their lives. Work-life balance suggests a harmony or equilibrium between the time and attention allocated for work and the time and attention allocated to other aspects of life including personal interests, family, social, and leisure activities.   Balance doesn’t suggest an equal allocation of time to…

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Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a worldwide pandemic, governors across the United States ordered the closure of millions of businesses to help slow its spread. This hit small businesses, especially those in the retail, bar and restaurant, personal services, and hospitality industries, extremely hard from a financial perspective. Recognizing this, Congress scrambled to put together several business relief programs in the forms of loans and grants. One such program is Economic Injury Disaster Loans…

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Being self-employed can be fulfilling and inspiring because you are working hard to build your dreams. As author Oliver Markus Malloy said humorously, "Being self-employed means you work 12 hours a day for yourself so you don't have to work 8 hours a day for someone else." However, the fruits of your labors don't come tax-free.

What Taxes Do I Have to File While I am Self-Employed?

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Being self-employed can be fulfilling and inspiring because you are working hard to build your dreams. As author Oliver Markus Malloy said humorously, “Being self-employed means you work 12 hours a day for yourself so you don’t have to work 8 hours a day for someone else.” However, the fruits of your labors don’t come tax-free. Self-employed taxes need to be considered and treated carefully so they don’t interfere with the pursuit of your dreams.   What Does it Mean…

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Financial Ratios are Key to Understanding Business Performance

Financial Ratios are Key to Understanding Business Performance

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Let’s talk about financial ratios, (and no, this isn’t a dreaded math lesson where you crawl into a corner and hide). The key here is data—data that will help you run your business more effectively, guiding your planning and measuring what is working. The use of data takes effort, but it is worth it as Arthur C. Nielsen, market researcher and founder of the AC Nielsen company said, “The price of light is less than the cost of darkness.” And…

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How the Cash Conversion Cycle Affects Your Business

How the Cash Conversion Cycle Affects Your Business

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The term cash conversion cycle describes how long it takes a business (in number of days) to convert its inventory and other resources into cash flow resulting from sales. Although some organizations also refer to it as the cash cycle or net operating cycle, all mean the same thing. The purpose of a cash conversion cycle is to determine the length of time each dollar invested in production remains tied up to cover production costs before the inventory returns a…

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