How 2018 Tax Reform Could Affect the Housing Market

Many homeowners, buyers, and sellers are left wondering how the tax reform legislation will affect them.? While Seattle home values have gone up 16.2% over the past year, the White House Council of Economic Advisors released an analysis indicating that home prices would decline 2% immediately and 4% over the long run due to the changes in tax law related …

How to Do a Mid-Year Financial Checkup

Each year, like clockwork, we are provided with little calendar reminders of the changing times. As summer starts, schools let out, business might slow down a little and everyone is thinking about taking time off to rest and relax. As an owner of a small- to medium-sized business, you know how important it is to get all your ducks in …

5 Summer Planning Finance Tips for Business Owners

When you own a small business, taking time off isn?t as simple as merely clocking out or giving your employees a heads up about when you will be gone. You make the executive decisions about your business, and without you around, you need to make sure that your business can keep operating. This pressure leads many business owners to delay …

Are You Ready for Tax Season? 7 FAQ?s Answered for Small Businesses

While some small business owners are great at keeping their books straight, others are so focused on running their business that taxes end up on the back burner. Whichever category you fall into, tax season for small businesses is right around the corner and it’s important to be prepared. From construction companies and restaurants, to tutoring services and coffee shops, …

Preparing for Next Tax Season: Why It Pays to Be Proactive

In a lot of ways, finishing paperwork for the taxes over the last year can be a huge relief for business owners. You (or someone on your staff) will have gone through the receipts for business expenses, ensured that all records are organized and stored, and double-checked all the figures before sending the documents to your state and the IRS. …

Why Filing Early Can Be a Huge Boon for Small Businesses

Small to medium-sized business owners all over the country are dreading tax time and for good reason ? the April deadline is quickly approaching and if you don?t have your tax situation locked down, time is running out. However, there are benefits to tackling your company?s taxes sooner rather than later, such as: Additional Time to Correct Mistakes Especially if …