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So, What Does the Deferral Mean to My Taxes?

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The United States, and indeed the entire world, was rocked by the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and it was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020. It included one-time cash payments to individuals, increased unemployment benefits, forgivable loans for small businesses, loans for corporations, and funding for state and local governments. Additional relief was provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, signed into law…

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Business Support Strategies Help Clear the Fog

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Business success requires three things: vision, a strategic plan, and effective execution. Easy to say but difficult to deliver. According to author Bill Hybels, “Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion.” Strategy is defined as the plan of action developed to achieve an aim or vision. And visionary inventor Thomas A. Edison completes the triad by stating, “Vision without execution is delusion.” What is Vision and Why is it Important? Vision is simply an image or picture…

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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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30 Documents You Need Before You Die

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It seems every year we get to assist someone who lost a loved one unexpectedly and there is one statement we hear over and over…..”I wish I had known that before he or she died”.  To help those who want to organize their financial affairs we put together a list of 30 documents you need before you die. After death, it is too late to ask questions of where items are kept, too late to change how items are titled,…

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Year-End Tax Planning Advice

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Everything we do is focused on the core belief that we succeed in life by helping others succeed. This letter is one complimentary piece of our intense planning and research effort throughout the year to help in your success.  Feel free to share it with anyone you know who could benefit.     What changed with the IRS as a result of COVID? COVID drastically changed the way the IRS does business and they are still trying to adapt and…

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Are Holiday Business Gifts, Prizes, or Parties Taxable?

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Ah, the holiday season is in full swing and that means it is time for important holiday parties and celebrations. But to avoid a troublesome “bah, humbug” event at tax time it is important to plan the celebration carefully, including the consideration of gift tax rules and implications. Why Holiday Parties are Important Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, holiday business parties, gatherings, and celebrations are still important, even if they need to be handled a bit differently than in prior…

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Outsourced Accounting – It’s a Good Thing

By Accounting Advice, Small Business Advice

If outsourcing sounds foreign and undesirable, think again, because it’s actually a very good thing. Outsourcing has become quite popular in the United States as it is world-wide, and outsourced accounting is a major go-to tool for small to medium-sized businesses. What Is Outsourced Accounting? Outsourced Accounting is the process of using an outside of the company or third-party resource to perform accounting and financial functions that otherwise could be accomplished in-house. According to a survey by Clutch, 37 percent…

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Help Yourself to Year End Tax Advice

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Taxes. Like em or not, they are with us, both for public and governmental good. Preparing for year end taxes makes great sense for both individual taxpayers and businesses. Protecting income and saving tax expenses are good reasons to follow some valuable year end tax tips. Reasons to Pay Attention to Tax Deadlines Paying attention to year end tax deadlines offers these benefits: Planning ahead gives every tax preparer adequate time to assemble and put all the right documents in…

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