Financial Tips

Financial Tips

Too Many Passwords to Remember? We’ve Got a Solution

By: Donna Bryant, C&R Administration and IT Manager Those pesky passwords.  The length, numbers, special characters, capital letters!  According to a survey conducted by DataInsider, 70% of respondents reported having more than 10 password-protected accounts online, with nearly 30% having “too many to count”. When asked if they reuse passwords for different accounts, only 11%…

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What’s the Best Type of Business Entity for Tax Purposes

There are several major types of business entities, including S Corporations, C Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and being self-employed. Each type of structure has its own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to taxes, assets and liability protection. Generally, certain types of businesses are best for certain professions from a tax perspective; however, with…

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Introducing the “Industry Wire”

A new addition to our website this year, is the Industry Wire. The Industry Wire is where you can find informative articles on such topics as: Tax News General Business Stock Market Financial Planning Technology News And more…! You’ll find the Industry Wire in the Resources drop down menu. The content changes every month. Here…

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New Client Support Tools – Check them out!

Earlier this year, we added new tools to our website. Our goal is to make it easier for you to get answers to questions any time they come up. Here are a few of the questions, these tools can help answer: Where’s my refund? How many years do I need to keep tax documents? I’m…

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Selling Your Small Business

Selling a small to medium-sized business is a complex venture, and many business owners are not aware of the tax consequences. If you’re thinking about selling your business, the first step is to consult a competent tax professional. You will need to make sure your financial statements are in order, obtain an accurate business valuation…

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Owing Back Taxes Could Affect Passport Renewal

Last month, individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts” became subject to a new set of provisions courtesy of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law in December 2015. The FAST Act requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers the IRS has certified as owing a seriously delinquent tax debt…

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Safe Harbors Help Taxpayers Suffering Property Losses

Safe harbor methods are used by individual taxpayers when determining the amount of their casualty and theft losses for their homes and personal belongings. Four of the safe harbor methods may be used for any qualifying casualty or theft loss, and three are specifically applicable only to losses occurring as a result of a federally…

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Extended Due Dates for Health Coverage Forms

The due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals in 2018 has been extended. Insurers, self-insuring employers, other coverage providers, and applicable large employers now have until March 2, 2018, to provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to individuals, which is a 30-day extension from the original due date of…

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Small Businesses: Be Alert to Identity Theft

Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thieves. Just like individuals, businesses may have their identities stolen and their sensitive information used to open credit card accounts or used to file fraudulent tax refunds for bogus refunds. As such, small business owners should be on guard against a growing wave of identity…

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