How Long to Keep Important Documents

If tax season has you swimming in paperwork, you may be wondering which documents you really need to keep and for how long. In fact, we receive this question a lot from our clients, so we decided to put together this comprehensive guide to clarify which documents you need to keep and how long you need to keep them. Keep …

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What You Need to Know About the Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill

The latest COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress in December 2020 provides expanded support for Americans hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In this article, we provide an overview of the new and expanded provisions set forth by the government relief package for small businesses, so you can take advantage of the financial safety net they offer in 2021. Paycheck Protection …

Choosing the Best Tax Structure for a Law Firm

Attorneys have a unique set of considerations when choosing their tax structure due to their high incomes and professional regulations. State law limits the types of business entities you can select from, but you still have a number of federal tax options you can use to lower your taxes.

Beginner’s Guide to Property Tax

As Benjamin Franklin once pointed out, there are only two certainties in this world, and they are death and taxes. That hasn’t changed, and today there are many different taxes to be aware of. Property tax is one of the most common, yet the most misunderstood of all the taxes. So to help new homeowners here is our beginner’s guide …

Call Your State Taxes a Donation to Avoid Federal Tax? Not So Fast

When the Tax Cuts and Job Act limited state and local tax deductions to $10,000, people with higher state and local taxes were understandably upset at losing their deductions. Some state governments listened to their voters and tried to give them a way around the cap — allowing them to donate to specified charitable funds rather than pay taxes. These …

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Comply With ACA

Whether you’re starting a new business or you’ve recently increased your workforce, it’s important to ensure you’re complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when providing health care options to your employees. Understanding the basics can help you avoid unnecessary penalties later on down the road, too. Here are some practical ways to be ACA-compliant: 1. Consider the Size of …

The Best Time to Start Planning for Your Taxes is Now

There are less than three months left in the year. Think that means six months before you have to think about your taxes in March or April? Think again or be ready to pay the price. 1. Avoid Surprise Bills and Estimated Tax Penalties Tax reform was called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but thanks to the end of …

Are You Going to Get a Surprise Tax Bill in April? How to Stop It

If you’ve vaguely heard that there’s a new tax law but are waiting until April to let your CPA run the numbers, you could be in for a shock. Even though most people will still be covered by their employer withholding or estimated tax payments, changes to a few key deductions could mean a tax increase you weren’t expecting. Reduced …